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Table 5 Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity by Leisure time and Physical Activity (N = 271)

From: Overweight and obesity prevalence among public servants in Nadowli district, Ghana, and associated risk factors: a cross-sectional study

Variable Overall (%) Normal (%) Overweight (%) Obese (%) P-value
Exercise
 don’t exercise 168 (63.6) 111 (64.5) 51 (63.8) 6 (50) 0.664
 Exercise often 83 (31.4) 52 (30.2) 25 (31.2) 6 (50)
 Not too often 13 (4.9) 9 (5.2) 4 (5) 0 (0)
Leisure time
 Involves physical activity 60 (22.2) 25 (14.2) 29 (35.8) 6 (46.2) 0.000
 No physical activity involves 210 (77.8) 151 (85.8) 52 (64.2) 7 (53.8)
Level of physical activity at work
 Sedentary 59 (21.8) 38 (21.5) 16 (19.8) 5 (38.5) 0.035
 Non sedentary 212 (78.2) 139 (78.5) 65 (80.2) 8 (61.5)
Means of transport
 Car/public transport/motorbike 212 (78.8) 140 (80) 61 (75.3) 11 (84.6) 0.605
 Walking/Cycling 57 (21.2) 35 (20) 20 (24.7) 2 (15.4)