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Table 3 Time spent on self-reported physical activities by socioeconomic status stratified by sex

From: Associations between socioeconomic status and physical activity among older adults: cross-sectional results from the OUTDOOR ACTIVE study

  Women Men  
1st SES quintile (n = 161) 2nd SES quintile (n = 173) 3rd SES quintile (n = 150) 4th SES quintile (n = 142) 5th SES quintile (n = 140) Kruskal-Wallis-Test 1st SES quintile (n = 88) 2nd SES quintile (n = 107) 3rd SES quintile (n = 145) 4th SES quintile (n = 167) 5th SES quintile (n = 183) Kruskal-Wallis-Test
Mean (SD) p-value Mean (SD) p-value
Housework, hrs/week 5.45 (7.82) 4.83 (8.61) 3.62 (6.38) 2.19 (5.31) 0.94 (2.89) < 0.01 2.97 (4.31) 2.53 (4.18) 1.92 (3.67) 1.16 (2.56) 0.84 (2.33) < 0.01
Gardening, hrs/week 1.80 (3.71) 1.15 (2.81) 1.07 (2.76) 0.99 (3.15) 0.27 (1.17) < 0.01 3.47 (7.30) 2.35 (3.93) 1.98 (3.75) 0.93 (2.88) 0.50 (1.71) < 0.01
Biking, hrs/week 1.64 (3.08) 1.44 (3.11) 1.20 (2.56) 0.75 (2.50) 0.34 (1.34) < 0.01 2.25 (3.85) 1.96 (3.43) 1.65 (2.76) 1.08 (2.45) 0.73 (2.30) < 0.01
Walking, hrs/week 1.69 (2.71) 1.19 (2.47) 1.04 (2.10) 0.50 (1.52) 0.21 (0.81) < 0.01 1.92 (3.65) 1.55 (3.73) 1.17 (2.06) 0.74 (2.06) 0.34 (1.15) < 0.01
Exercise, hrs/week 2.69 (4.50) 3.57 (4.16) 2.89 (3.56) 3.56 (5.56) 3.00 (3.05) 0.57 3.13 (5.19) 3.51 (5.29) 3.75 (4.60) 3.34 (4.82) 3.04 (3.86) 0.26
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. Statistically significant results (p < .05) in bold