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Table 1 Prevalence of physical inactivity in patients with diabetes mellitus

From: Evaluation of physical activity among adults with diabetes mellitus from Sri Lanka

  Prevalence of inactivity (%)
  All adults (n = 476) Males (n = 170) Female (n = 306)
Area of residence    
  Urban 17.2 15.1 18.7
  Rural 12.6 18.8 9.5
Age    
  < 30 years 0 0 0
  30-39 years 8.9 10.0 8.0
  40-49 years 12.0 22.0 7.1
  50-59 years 17.4 20.0 16.0
  60-69 years 8.3 3.2 10.8
  > 70 years 24.1 31.8 18.8
Ethnicity    
  Sinhalese 13.8 18.7 11.2
  Tamil 0 0 0
  Moor/Muslim 22.0 22.2 21.9
Level of education    
  Primary education 12.0 4.5 14.0
  Secondary education 14.4 19.9 11.1
  Tertiary education 13.3 16.7 0
Monthly household income    
  LKR < 12,000 12.3 16.3 10.8
  LKR 12,000-25,000 21.2 27.9 14.3
  LKR > 25,000 11.4 8.3 18.2
Central obesity    
  Yes 11.4 14.8 8.3
  No 16.1 22.6 14.0
Diabetes status    
  Previously diagnosed 14.1 12.6 14.9
  Newly diagnosed 13.5 27.1 6.3
Microvascular complications    
  Neuropathy 8.6 10.7 8.0
  Retinopathy 9.3 7.1 16.7
Hypertension    
  Absent 11.7 17.1 8.8
  Present 15.7 18.3 14.3
Metabolic syndrome    
  Absent 12.2 16.1 9.0
  Present 15.6 20.7 13.9