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Table 3 Priorities in the adult population (18-84 years) regarding the need to increase physical activity levels, the need for external support to increase physical activity levels, and the anticipated venues for this support

From: Is there a demand for physical activity interventions provided by the health care sector? Findings from a population survey

  Most important to change Support to change Support setting
  n Physical activity (%) p-value n Want support (%) p-value n Health care* (%) Other** (%) p-value
Total 6862 28   1727 15   244 50 50  
Sex    < 0.01    < 0.01     0.46
   Females 3743 26   925 20   154 52 48  
   Males 3119 30   802 11   90 47 53  
Age groups (years)    < 0.01    0.08     < 0.01
   18-29 1285 40   476 14   63 19 81  
   30-44 1574 38   578 13   87 47 53  
   45-64 1929 21   419 18   62 71 29  
   65-84 2074 12   254 19   32 77 23  
Education    < 0.01    0.60     0.21
   Compulsory school 2003 14   285 13   32 69 31  
   Upper secondary school 3276 29   901 14   125 46 54  
   Post-secondary school 1406 41   514 16   80 53 48  
Self-reported economy    < 0.01    < 0.01     0.09
   Good 3804 29   980 13   117 59 41  
   Neither good nor poor 1998 26   472 14   71 43 57  
   Poor 899 27   243 25   51 38 62  
General health    < 0.01    < 0.01     0.08
   Good 5381 30   1466 13   174 46 54  
   Poor 1429 18   253 30   70 63 37  
Body mass index (BMI) (kg/m2)    < 0.01    < 0.01     0.69
   <25 3298 36   1033 13   125 48 52  
   25-29.9 2365 24   525 15   73 51 49  
   >30 880 15   111 27   34 58 42  
Activity level    < 0.01    < 0.01     < 0.01
   Low active 690 31   205 23   49 64 36  
   Somewhat active 1792 33   552 17   89 58 42  
   Moderately active 2612 26   627 14   71 47 53  
   Physically active 1558 24   317 10   32 20 80  
  1. * including; primary health care, hospital, occupational health services and pharmacy
  2. ** including Internet and free text options not related to the health care service.