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Table 1 Description of the study sample

From: Comparative physical activity as a global question to assess physical activity among university students

  Total
[% (n)]
Male
[% (n)]
Female
[% (n)]
p-value
Sex 100.0 (689) 30.5 (210) 69.5 (479)  
Age     .081
 ≤ 20 24.2 (167) 19.0 (40) 26.5 (127)  
 21–22 24.7 (170) 22.9 (48) 25.5 (122)  
 23–24 27.3 (188) 30.5 (64) 25.9 (124)  
 ≥ 25 23.8 (164) 27.6 (58) 22.1 (106)  
Family Status     .296
 Relationship 56.3 (388) 53.3 (112) 57.6 (276)  
 No Relationship 43.7 (301) 46.7 (98) 42.4 (203)  
Immigrant Background     .513
 Yes 13.9 (96) 15.2 (32) 13.4 (64)  
 No 86.1 (593) 84.8 (178) 86.6 (415)  
BMI     <.001
 Underweight 4.9 (34) 0.5 (1) 6.9 (33)  
 Normal weight 81.8 (563) 81.0 (170) 82.2 (393)  
 Overweight 13.2 (91) 18.6 (39) 10.9 (52)  
Kind of University     .301
 University 82.7 (570) 84.3 (177) 82.0 (393)  
 University of Applied Sciences 12.3 (85) 11.4 (24) 12.7 (61)  
 Dual University 0.7 (5) 1.4 (3) 0.4 (2)  
 Others 4.2 (29) 2.9 (6) 4.8 (23)  
Field of study     <.001
 Politics and Social Sciences 12.5 (86) 9.5 (20) 13.8 (66)  
 Education 4.4 (30) 5.7 (12) 3.8 (18)  
 Medicine and Health Sciences 53.6 (369) 49.5 (104) 55.3 (265)  
 Natural Sciences and Maths 4.8 (33) 6.2 (13) 4.2 (20)  
 Law 6.7 (46) 10.0 (21) 5.2 (25)  
 Linguistic and Cultural Studies 5.2 (36) 1.9 (4) 6.7 (32)  
 Psychology 4.4 (30) 3.3 (7) 4.8 (23)  
 Sport Sciences 6.2 (43) 9.0 (19) 5.0 (24)  
 Others 2.3 (16) 4.8 (10) 1.3 (6)  
Number of Semesters     .361
 1–3 34.9 (234) 31.2 (64) 36.5 (170)  
 4–5 18.9 (127) 20.5 (42) 18.2 (85)  
 6–9 27.9 (187) 26.8 (55) 28.3 (132)  
 10+ 18.3 (123) 21.5 (44) 17.0 (79)  
Sport activity per week     <.001
 None 8.1 (56) 7.1 (15) 8.6 (41)  
 Less than one hour 8.6 (59) 7.6 (16) 9.0 (43)  
 1–2 h 17.9 (123) 11.9 (25) 20.5 (98)  
 2–4 h 30.3 (209) 23.8 (50) 33.2 (159)  
 More than 4 h 35.1 (242) 43.0 (104) 28.8 (138)  
General self-rated general health     .933
 Very good/good 86.5 (596) 86.7 (182) 86.4 (414)  
 Very poor/poor/fair 13.5 (93) 13.3 (28) 13.6 (65)  
General self-rated mental health     .135
 Very good/good 76.3 (526) 80.0 (168) 74.7 (358)  
 Very poor/poor/fair 23.7 (163) 20.0 (42) 25.3 (121)  
General self-rated physical health     .299
 Very good/good 81.0 (558) 83.3 (175) 80.0 (383)  
 Very poor/poor/fair 19.0 (131) 16.7 (35) 20.0 (96)