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Table 4 Association between PA and self-reported depression during last 12 months, World Health Survey 2002–03

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

  Bangladesh India Nepal Sri Lanka
Days of MPA
 7 - - - -
 5–6 1.034 (0.712–1.500) 1.155 (0.912–1.462) 0.728 (0.449–1.181) 1.639 (0.870–3.088)
 3–4 1.140 (0.760–1.710) 1.334 (0.907–1.961) 1.066 (0.670–1.695) 1.135 (0.647–1.993)
 1–2 1.135 (0.726–1.774) 0.953 (0.668–1.359) 0.608 (0.386–0.957) 1.044 (0.578–1.885)
 0 1.284 (0.938–1.758) 1.336 (0.873–2.046) 0.969 (0.672–1.123) 1.125 (0.754–1.678)
Days of VPA
 7 - - - -
 5–6 1.086 (0.722–1.635) 0.990 (0.670–1.462) 1.108 (0.742–1.652) 0.545 (0.314–0.944)
 3–4 0.871 (0.545–1.390) 0.660 (0.437–0.997) 0.964 (0.659–1.410) 0.775 (0.432–1.390)
 1–2 1.099 (0.631–1.912) 0.895 (0.644–1.242) 1.056 (0.771–2.385) 1.292 (0.669–2.494)
 0 0.955 (0.653–1.396) 0.943 (0.732–1.214) 0.987 (0.668–1.176) 1.592 (0.941–2.693)
  1. N.B. Adjusted for variables found significant at p < 0.25 in the bivariate analysis. MPA moderate physical activity, VPA vigorous physical activity