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Table 1 Summary of participant’s individual characteristics, daytime activity log, and distance from participant’s home to different destinations in the village

From: Association between physical activity and activity space in different farming seasons among rural Lao PDR residents

Category Wave 1 (Jun 2010) Wave 2 (Sep 2010) Wave 3 (Dec 2010) Wave 4 (Mar 2011)
M F M F M F M F
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Individual characteristics Number of Participants 15 15 16 16 13 19 14 15
Age 39.6 10.0 36.8 9.9 37.3 9.8 35.1 10.0 38.0 10.7 35.4 10.2 36.5 8.6 35.9 7.8
Body weight (kg) 55.5 7.9 54.3 12.5 58.6 9.8 51.3 6.9 57.4 10.1 52.1 9.6 58.5 9.7 55.6 11.4
Body height (cm) 158 5 151 9 161 6 151 5 159 6 151 7 161 6 152 8
BMI (kg/m2) 22.0 2.3 23.6 3.8 22.6 2.8 22.4 2.5 22.4 2.5 22.9 3.0 22.5 2.9 24.0 3.7
Number of Overweight and obesity (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2) 2 5 3 2 2 5 2 5
Daytime activity log (hours) Time spent for outdoor activities Rice cultivating 4.4 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.0 0.8 1.0 3.8 2.9 2.0 2.3 1.6 1.6 0.7 0.8
Fishing 0.6 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.7 0.0 0.1
Livestock grazing 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9 2.0 2.3 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.5 0.6 1.8 1.5 0.8 1.0
Hunting & gathering 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.5
Time spent for indoor activities Weaving 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.9 0.0 0.0 2.6 2.3 0.0 0.0 1.8 2.2 0.0 0.0 2.4 2.2
Housework 0.5 0.8 2.6 2.2 0.6 0.8 3.2 1.6 1.7 1.7 2.7 1.8 2.9 2.2 2.9 2.5
Time spent for other activities Chatting with other people, eating and drinking, and resting 5.5 1.6 4.4 1.0 6.6 2.1 4.6 1.3 5.4 1.6 4.7 1.0 5.0 1.5 5.0 1.5
Distance from participant’s home to different destinations (meters) Paddy fielda 1724 879 1724 878 1699 1233 1698 1233 1882 1429 1875 1138 1610 1237 1509 12,252
Health center 483 79 482 78 562 262 563 262 551 304 539 249 552 288 554 273
Primary school 539 77 538 76 617 266 618 266 606 308 595 252 608 292 609 277
Middle school 415 78 414 76 493 266 494 266 482 308 471 252 484 292 485 277
Local market 415 79 415 79 495 258 496 257 484 299 471 245 485 283 487 268
Temple 319 70 319 69 341 122 340 122 374 133 344 119 361 130 353 121
Mini shop 68 55 68 53 124 238 124 237 160 259 121 218 139 254 128 245
  1. aTwo participants who did not have paddy fields were excluded from the calculation of distance from participants’ home to paddy fields