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Table 2 Percentages (95% CIs) of male and female young adults in Dhaka City, Bangladesh, meeting the WHO physical activity recommendations by age group and family income

From: Prevalence and sociodemographic patterns of physical activity among Bangladeshi young adults

Variable Male Female Overall
% active 95% CI p value % active 95% CI p value % active 95% CI p value
Age (years)
 18–20 23.1 16.3–31.2 .24a 5.5 2.2–10.9 .65a 14.5 10.5–19.4 .11a
 21–24 29.5 22.5–36.3 6.8 3.2–12.5 19.6 15.3–24.5
Monthly family income (BDT)*
 ≤20,000 25.0 16.4–35.4 .33a 3.7 0.1–1.9 .99b 20.0 13.1–28.5 .20a
 20,001–40,000 33.3 23.9–43.9 5.8 1.6–14.2 21.6 15.5–28.7
 40,001–70,000 21.4 13.2–31.7 6.8 2.5–14.3 14.0 9.1–20.0
 > 70,000 26.7 14.6–41.9 6.9 2.3–15.5 14.5 8.7–22.2
  1. p < .05 was considered to be statistically significant
  2. BDT Bangladeshi Taka, CI confidence interval
  3. aBased on Chi-square test
  4. bBased on Fisher’s exact test
  5. *1,000 BDT = 12.37 USD as of 6 July 2017