Posted on February 10, 2014

On the occasion of the third National Sport Day taking place on February 11, the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) conducted on its website a survey on the population physical activity in Qatar, seeking to identify the Sport Day impact on the community.

1006 participants took part in the survey, 33% of them are Qataris. the results show 74% of total participants are sport practitioners, and 72% of total Qatari participants play sport.

Age and exercise

The survey shows that the 30-39 age group comes first (36%) of total sport practitioners in Qatar. As for the Qataris, the age group (20-29 years) is the highest at 33% of total Qataris participating in the survey. Walking and jogging are the most practiced sports among Qataris (59% of total sport activities practitioners), whereas 45% for non-Qataris of total sport practitioners.

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Educational status and physical activity

The survey results indicate that the respondents, who have university qualifications and above, are the highest (78%) of sport practitioners, whereas 61% for Qataris, holders of a university diploma and above, of total sport Qatari practitioners. In parallel, 66% is registered among the Qatari females, who have a university qualification, of total sport female practitioners.

Walking and jogging are most favorite for university degree holders at 64% of Qataris of total sport practitioners, and 47% for non-Qataris of total sport practitioners.

Objective of physical activity

The Qatari practitioners of sport who wish to lose weight account for 41% followed by those who seek to stay in shape at 32%, whereas the same motives are  alike for the non-Qataris at 46% 27% respectively. In General, weight loss is the highest among females at 45% of total sport female practitioners followed by weight control at 30%. 

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Spending on sport equipment

The spending of Qataris, who participated in the survey  (49% of total Qataris), amount to less than 1000 QR , whereas those who spend between 1000-5000 QR account for 18%, and 2% for those who spend between 5000-10000, and 1% for those who spend more than 10000. The ones who do not spend on exercising reach 30%. As for the non-Qataris, participating in the survey, 58% of them spend less than 1000 QR, whereas 7% spend between 5000-10000 QR.

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Participation in the National Sport Day celebrations

The survey results show that 64% of the participants in the survey played sport on the previous Sport Day (February 2013), and 27% participated in the organizational works of the Sport Day celebrations. 66% of Qataris played sport on the Sport Day, and 23% took part in the organizational works of the Sport Day celebrations.

The participants impression on the second Sport Day celebrations:

The participants impression on the celebrations of the second Sport Day in terms of organization, community and companies participation and media coverage, show that 33% of respondents have an excellent impression on the previous Sport Day (2013). The results also show that 36% of respondents have an excellent impression on the organizational aspects. In addition, 29% see that companies participation is excellent, and 36% see it very good. As for the community participation, 57.9% indicate that it is excellent and very good, whereas 70.8% see that media coverage is excellent and very good. 

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