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Table 2 Frequencies Statistic for MEN: Spanish National Health Surveys (SNHS) 1987, 1993, 1995-7, 2001, 2003 and 2006

From: Time trends in leisure time physical activity and physical fitness in elderly people: 20 year follow-up of the Spanish population national health survey (1987-2006)

   SNHS 1987 SNHS 1993 SNHS 95-97 SNHS 2001 SNHS 2003 SNHS 2006
   N = 2,112 N = 1,614 N = 926 N = 1,862 N = 2,304 N = 2,813
Age Mean (SE)+   72.2 (0.18) 74.9 (0.28) 73.3 (0.21) 73.3 (0.16) 73.8 (0.19) 74.5 (0.16)
Age group+ 65-79 85.3 84.7 84.6 84.4 80.5 77.3
  ≥ 80 14.7 15.3 15.4 15.6 19.5 22.7
Marital status Unmarried/widow/divorced 20.8 22.7 20.2 19.4 19.0 20.0
  Married or living with couple 79.2 77.3 79.8 80.6 81.0 80.0
Educational level* No studies 57.9 32.3 34.7 21.2 34.8 30.4
  Primary education completed 29.7 49.9 52.6 66.3 44.5 45.5
  Secondary education or more 12.4 17.8 12.7 12.5 20.7 24.1
Self rated health* Very good/good 45.0 48.4 44.5 47.6 44.9 48.5
  Fair/poor/very poor 55.0 51.6 55.5 52.4 55.1 51.5
Nª of chronic conditions* None 44.5 47.4 40.9 35.6 33.0 21.6
  1 32.3 34.2 33.9 33.7 33.5 32.3
  ≥2 23.2 18.4 25.2 30.7 33.5 46.1
Number of medications* None 37.7 36.4 26.3 22.1 15.0 12.3
  1 35.0 37.7 37.0 34.1 30.6 22.8
  ≥ 2 27.3 25.9 36.7 43.8 54.4 64.9
BMI* Normal 45.1 37.8 40.3 30.9 27.7 28.0
  Overweight 44.5 48.1 45.1 51.8 53.1 51.0
  Obesity 10.4 14.1 14.6 17.3 19.2 21.0
Smoking habits* Smoker 33.8 27.9 24.2 19.3 16.8 15.4
  Ex Smoker 43.3 43.9 50.0 53.1 52.2 54.3
  Non Smoker 22.9 28.2 25.8 27.6 31.0 30.3
Sleep habits (hours/day) < 8 59.5 57.3 56.8 52.3 61.0 58.0
  ≥ 8 40.5 42.7 43.2 47.7 39.0 42.0
  1. Data are expressed as percentages (%)
  2. + Significant differences between SNHS/*Significant differences between SNHS (adjusted by age)