Table 3

Prevalence rates of participation in OLTAs by country and age

Team sport
(%)
Individual sport
(%)
Art
(%)
Youth org.
(%)
Leisure club
(%)
Religious
(%)
Non-participation in OLTAs (%)Breadth of OLTA participation (M (95% CI))
Age category (yrs) 11 13 15 11 13 15 11 13 15 11 13 15 11 13 15 11 13 15 11 13 15 11 13 15
Armenia
(n=4448)
39.4 37.831.829.425.725.4 39.1 35.229.27.48.210.315.8 19.9 16.9 12.3 10.87.421.124.4 32.5 1.43 1.381.21
p<0.001p=0.056p<0.001p=0.098p=0.005p<0.001p<0.001 1.37 to 1.50 1.32 to 1.441.15 to 1.27
Belgium
(n=4214)
46.2 40.035.4 40.7 36.431.5 42.6 31.221.3 34.9 25.325.1 10.0 7.44.5 5.9 2.22.09.418.3 25.7 1.80 1.421.20
<0.001p=0.003p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001 1.75 to 1.86 1.37 to 1.481.15 to 1.25
Canada
(n=12 373)
60.4 56.751.0 43.0 35.429.635.3 36.7 29.3 11.7 10.09.1 23.8 17.513.7 24.1 22.218.711.714.2 19.9 1.98 1.791.51
p<0.001p<0.001p<0.0010.017p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001 1.94 to 2.03 1.75 to 1.821.48 to 1.55
Czechia
(n=11 392)
52.7 49.139.2 43.2 37.030.4 46.5 44.136.518.514.19.6 32.7 24.515.6 9.8 8.36.68.110.5 21.0 2.03 1.771.38
p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001 1.99 to 2.07 1.74 to 1.811.34 to 1.41
Latvia
(n=4356)
44.3 40.438.235.836.6 38.3 50.0 41.634.18.710.99.8 11.8 10.98.1 9.6 8.55.912.315.0 19.6 1.60 1.491.34
p=0.012p=0.044p<0.0010.224p=0.032p=0.002p<0.001 1.55 to 1.66 1.43 to 1.541.29 to 1.40
Moldova
(n=4614)
57.160.255.241.539.240.145.946.141.720.818.8 24.4 29.2 25.725.0 17.2 13.49.813.911.0 15.4 2.12 2.031.96
p=0.106p=0.5030.0590.015p=0.038p<0.001p=0.006 2.04 to 2.20 1.96 to 2.111.89 to 2.03
Poland
(n=5157)
47.5 42.734.4 29.3 25.424.4 23.7 18.318.412.110.610.2 15.4 13.29.918.215.419.324.531.6 35.1 1.46 1.261.17
p<0.001p=0.008p<0.0010.321p<0.001p=0.076p<0.001 1.40 to 1.52 1.20 to 1.311.11 to 1.22
Russia
(n=4131)
42.0 37.636.1 47.8 34.132.1 44.5 38.332.98.97.410.8 27.7 20.021.023.412.98.812.120.5 25.6 1.94 1.501.42
p=0.046p<0.001p<0.0010.038p=0.004p<0.001p<0.001 1.86 to 2.02 1.44 to 1.571.36 to 1.48
Slovakia
(n=4571)
56.7 50.446.2 36.7 31.425.1 38.0 33.027.39.310.58.123.7 24.0 14.018.917.416.512.016.3 26.4 1.83 1.671.37
p<0.001p<0.001p<0.0010.170p<0.001p=0.431p<0.001 1.77 to 1.89 1.61 to 1.731.30 to 1.44
Total
(n=55 256)
51.4 48.542.0 39.4 34.030.5 40.6 37.030.7 15.1 12.312.0 22.6 19.014.5 15.5 13.811.413.016.5 23.6 1.85 1.651.41
p<0.001p<0.001p<0.0010.038p<0.001p<0.001p<0.001 1.83 to 1.87 1.63 to 1.661.39 to 1.43
  • Nine countries from the 2017/2018 HBSC survey (n=55 256).

  • Data are percentages and p-values for the Rao-Scott Χ² test, unless otherwise indicated. Significant differences according to the age category 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.