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Table 1 Basic sample characteristics. World Health Survey 2002–03

From: Physical inactivity and self-reported depression among middle- and older-aged population in South Asia: World health survey

Variables Bangladesh India Nepal Sri Lanka
Age, Mean(SD) 60.72 (9.6) 59.94 (9.1) 60.75 (9) 60 (9.08)
 50–59 50.6 48.8 47.8 54.9
 60–69 29.5 33.6 32.2 27.3
 70+ 20.0 17.7 20.1 17.8
Sex
 Female 48.8 49.0 48.8 52.2
 Male 51.2 51.0 51.2 47.8
Currently married
 No 30.7 26.3 27.4 29.6
 Yes 69.3 73.8 72.6 70.4
Educational attainment
 Nil 58.4 52.2 83.8 10.0
 Primary 30.1 25.4 11.3 45.0
 Secondary 7.9 14.8 4.2 42.7
 Pre-university/University 3.6 7.6 0.7 2.3
Job
 Govt. employee 3.1 4.1 2.0 6.9
 Private employee 3.6 6.5 0.7 7.0
 Employer 38.7 36.1 58.3 35.0
 Not working for payment 54.5 53.3 39.1 51.1
Smoking habit
 Daily 37.8 42.3 51.3 17.8
 Yes, not daily 3.9 3.3 5.9 10.0
 Non-smoker 58.3 54.5 42.8 72.2
Ever drank alcohol
 Yes 9.3 11.5 40.1 20.5
 No 90.7 88.5 59.9 79.5
Days of moderate physical activity
 0 64.9 26.0 66.0 26.1
 1–2 10.0 5.8 6.9 8.4
 3–4 7.3 7.6 7.4 11.1
 5–6 5.0 12.3 3.4 11.6
 7 12.7 48.2 16.3 42.8
Days of vigorous physical activity
 0 38.7 55.4 23.4 57.0
 1–2 14.7 6.5 4.7 7.4
 3–4 11.5 5.4 5.7 8.1
 5–6 8.9 11.6 5.6 9.2
 7 26.2 21.1 60.6 18.3