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Table 5 Association between PA and being ever diagnosed with depression, 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 0.729 (0.261–2.041) 0.687 (0.410–1.153) 1.011 (0.624–1.639) 0.807 (0.326–2.0)
 3–4 0.548 (0.186–1.619) 0.622 (0.392–0.986) 0.926 (0.592–1.449) 1.524 (0.364–6.384)
 1–2 0.716 (0.210–2.439) 0.629 (0.405–0.979) 0.838 (0.535–1.314) 1.360 (0.329–5.616)
 0 5.512 (1.159–26.21) 0.928 (0.540–1.981) 0.942 (0.731–1.215) 3.125 (0.372–26.261)
Days of VPA
 7 - - - -
 5–6 0.956 (0.261–3.501) 0.997 (0.631–1.574) 0.853 (0.582–1.249) 0.584 (0.156–2.191)
 3–4 0.667 (0.178–2.496) 1.167 (0.699–1.947) 0.725 (0.502–1.048) 0.363 (0.120–1.101)
 1–2 1.104 (0.135–9.055) 1.487 (0.977–2.263) 0.962 (0.564–1.642) 1.041 (0.221–4.898)
 0 0.553 (0.169–1.812) 1.442 (1.046–1.987) 0.797 (0.604–1.052) 0.964 (0.345–2.698)
  1. N.B. Adjusted for variables found significant at p < 0.25 in the bivariate analysis. MPA moderate physical activity, VPA vigorous physical activity