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Table 4 Indicators of physical functioning in Saudi youths by sex, 2013

From: The health of Saudi youths: current challenges and future opportunities

Factors Categories Male Female P value
N Percent SE N Percent SE
Limitation in vigorous physical activity No 1032 87.4 1.2 871 75.3 1.7 <0.001
Yes 145 12.6 1.2 272 24.7 1.7
Need for special equipment No 1176 99.7 0.1 1183 99.9 0.0 0.056
Yes 7 0.3 0.1 2 0.1 0.0
Able to climb five steps? Without any difficulty 1148 96.0 0.8 1099 94.7 0.8 0.164
With a little difficulty 26 2.3 0.5 60 4.1 0.7
With some difficulty 11 1.5 0.6 10 1.1 0.4
With much difficulty 2 0.1 0.0 2 0.1 0.1
Unable to do 2 0.1 0.1 0 0.0 _
Difficulty in performing house/work activities? Without any difficulty 1100 94.8 0.9 1018 90.2 1.1 0.007
With a little difficulty 40 3.9 0.8 102 7.1 0.9
With some difficulty 9 1.0 0.5 27 2.5 0.6
With much difficulty 3 0.3 0.2 4 0.2 0.1
Unable to do 2 0.1 0.1 0 0.0 _
Wears glasses or contact lens No 1050 89.4 1.1 1027 85.1 1.3 0.016
Yes 133 10.6 1.1 162 14.9 1.3
Far vision No difficulty 1077 91.6 1.0 1049 88.9 1.2 0.342
Some difficulty 105 8.4 1.0 133 11.1 1.2
Near vision No difficulty 1119 95.3 0.7 1098 92.7 1.0 0.076
Some difficulty 63 4.7 0.7 86 7.3 1.0
Deafness or trouble hearing No 1148 97.0 0.7 1164 98.6 0.4 0.022
Yes 39 3.0 0.7 27 1.5 0.4