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Table 2 Unadjusted prevalence of exercise for the different variables by sex and year of interview (longitudinal samples of the Swedish population from 1988/89, 1996/97, and 2004/05) in individuals aged 53-84 years

From: The longitudinal exercise trend among older Swedes aged 53–84 years – a 16-year follow-up study

Variable Men Women
  1988/89 1996/97 2004/05 1988/89 1996/97 2004/05
N 995 988 930 1,184 1,127 1,006
Total 27.1 30.2 43.1 21.1 21.7 41.1
Age (years)       
53-60 25.0d) 35.3e) 39.1f) 24.5d) 27.1e) 47.0f)
61-68 33.8c) 31.9d) 46.0e) 28.2c) 26.7d) 45.9e)
69-76 27.6b) 26.4c) 49.7d) 18.2b) 20.8c) 35.6d)
77-84 17.8a) 22.0b) 40.0c) 9.0a) 8.1b) 26.0c)
Educational level       
Low-middle 25.9 26.5 40.4 19.7 20.7 36.9
High 31.0 39.2 47.3 30.4 25.9 50.5
BMI       
Normal 28.9 36.7 48.2 22.4 25.4 46.0
Overweight 26.9 27.4 42.4 19.8 19.2 41.0
Obesity 15.9 11.6 29.5 18.0 12.6 23.7
Smoking       
Never 27.5 34.4 45.4 21.8 21.3 42.6
Former 30.9 28.5 44.4 25.1 25.1 45.1
Daily 18.9 26.1 32.3 14.5 18.4 29.7
Self-reported
health status
      
Good 34.1 36.5 49.6 28.5 28.7 50.2
Poor 14.8 18.2 29.2 11.7 12.8 27.6
  1. Cohort: a)1904-11; b)1912-19; c)1920-27; d)1928-35; e)1936-43; f)1944-51.