Table 1—

Characteristics of the study population by level of physical activity

No current activitySome current activityRegular current activityχ2P value
n10236136
Sex0.266
    Male26.519.432.4
    Female73.580.667.6
Age (years)0.149
    20–396.98.39.6
    40–6459.836.152.2
    ≥6533.355.638.2
Marital status0.340
    Married/couple44.150.050.0
    Divorced/separated29.413.918.4
    Widowed22.530.624.3
    Never married3.95.67.4
Income <$25,00063.352.951.50.191
Education Level0.186
    Less than high school35.333.323.5
    High school/GED28.433.333.8
    Technical school/some college25.516.720.6
    College graduate4.98.315.4
    Postgraduate5.98.36.6
Race0.929
    White94.197.295.6
    Black2.90.01.5
    Hispanic1.00.00.7
    Other2.02.82.2
General health status<0.001
    Excellent0.00.02.9
    Very Good5.916.78.8
    Good13.722.237.5
    Fair38.236.133.1
    Poor42.225.017.6
BMI category0.024
    Normal weight7.29.119.4
    Overweight26.839.432.1
    Obese66.051.548.5
Physical impairment prevents walking<0.001
    Yes72.541.733.8
    No27.558.366.2
  • Date are percent unless otherwise indicated.