Table 1

χ2 tests of independence of individual characteristics by PA frequency group

InactiveSomewhat activeActiveDaily activeTotal
N=308
%
N=410
%
N=316
%
N=180
%
N=1214
%
Chi-square
P value
Education level0.096
Junior cycle51.359.558.560.657.3
Senior cycle48.740.541.539.442.7
Body Mass Index (BMI)0.301
Normal76.274.776.482.976.7
Overweight15.619.317.713.817.2
Obese8.26.05.93.36.1
Change in Physical Activity<0.001
Less in Lockdown71.854.636.423.949.7
No Change18.229.536.747.831.2
More in Lockdown10.115.926.928.319.1
Strengthening exercises<0.001
<3 times/week85.156.230.319.151.2
≤3 times/week14.943.869.780.948.8
School transport0.967
Passive64.264.262.764.763.9
Active35.835.837.335.336.1
Prior Physical Activity habits<0.001
Weak45.426.521.719.128.9
Moderate38.138.637.932.037.3
Strong16.634.940.448.933.8