Table 2

Prevalence rates of participation in OLTAs by country and sex

Team sport
(%)
Individual sport
(%)
Art
(%)
Youth organisation
(%)
Leisure club
(%)
Religious
(%)
Non-participation in OLTAs
(%)
Breadth of OLTA participation
(M (95% CI))
BoyGirlΧ²BoyGirlΧ²BoyGirlΧ²BoyGirlΧ²BoyGirlΧ²BoyGirlΧ²BoyGirlΧ²BoyGirl
Armenia
(n=4448)
49.7 23.8<0.001 37.2 17.0<0.00122.1 46.1 <0.001 9.8 7.50.007 19.4 15.90.00310.110.20.93221.3 30.6 0.001 1.48
(1.43 to 1.54)
1.20
(1.16 to 1.25)
Belgium
(n=4214)
55.2 27.0<0.00132.1 40.6 <0.00118.5 45.6 <0.00127.0 30.7 0.015 8.5 6.40.0193.14.00.16216.518.10.3801.44
(1.40 to 1.49)
1.54
(1.50 to 1.59)
Canada
(n=12 523)
62.1 50.2<0.00134.0 36.9 0.00522.5 43.8 <0.0019.2 11.1 <0.001 20.1 16.0<0.00120.922.10.050 16.5 14.6<0.0011.69
(1.66 to 1.72)
1.80
(1.77 to 1.83)
Czechia
(n=11 392)
58.6 35.4<0.00131.5 42.2 <0.00125.0 59.7 <0.001 15.0 13.00.00323.1 25.3 0.0088.08.40.357 14.9 11.5<0.0011.61
(1.58 to 1.64)
1.84
(1.81 to 1.87)
Latvia
(n=4372)
54.7 27.6<0.00137.536.30.50327.1 56.8 <0.001 12.2 7.5<0.00111.09.70.2448.38.00.77616.414.60.145 1.51
(1.46 to 1.56)
1.46
(1.42 to 1.50)
Moldova
(n=4614)
71.0 44.1<0.001 43.9 36.7<0.00135.7 53.5 <0.00121.721.00.598 29.6 23.7<0.00114.012.90.40511.5 15.4 0.001 2.16
(2.10 to 2.22)
1.92
(1.86 to 1.98)
Poland
(n=5164)
50.6 32.6<0.00126.526.20.83113.0 27.0 <0.00110.811.10.71912.613.00.70817.717.50.89229.831.10.343 1.31
(1.26 to 1.36)
1.27
(1.23 to 1.32)
Russia
(n=4131)
48.6 28.8<0.001 39.9 34.3<0.00126.3 48.1 <0.00110.08.60.09023.521.60.19815.113.00.13719.820.80.474 1.63
(1.57 to 1.69)
1.54
(1.49 to 1.60)
Slovakia
(n=4571)
61.6 40.8<0.00127.7 35.4 <0.00120.7 46.2 <0.0019.49.50.85621.620.80.55015.9 19.5 0.00118.616.60.0881.57
(1.52 to 1.62)
1.72
(1.67 to 1.77)
Total sample
(n=55 429)
57.9 37.0<0.00133.935.20.65323.4 48.1 <0.00113.312.90.58819.517.80.13713.313.80.17217.817.80.9891.61
(1.60 to 1.63)
1.65
(1.64 to 1.66)
  • Nine countries from the 2017/2018 HBSC survey (n=55 429).

  • Data are percentages and p-values for the Rao-Scott Χ² test, unless otherwise indicated. Significant differences (p<0.050) according to sex are indicated in bold (highest value). Data from Canada and Czechia were weighted using poststratification regional weights.

  • CI, confidence interval; HBSC, Health Behaviour in School-aged Children; M, mean; OLTA, organised leisure-time activity.