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Table 5 Predicted prevalence (%) of exercise and annual change in exercise (Δ% per year by age and cohort, test of trend) in males aged 53-84 years, presented according to age, birth cohort, and assessment period (longitudinal samples of the Swedish population from 1988/89, 1996/97, and 2004/05) by the model in Table  3

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

Variable Age (years)   
Cohort 53-60 61-68 69-76 77-84 Δ% cohort p-value
1904-11 - - - 17.4 -  
1912-19 - - 25.7 23.4 -0.13 Ns
1920-27 - 31.0 32.3 32.7 0.18 Ns
1928-35 28.2 34.1 45.6 - 1.15 ***
1936-43 31.9 45.5 - - 1.51 ***
1944-51 39.6 - - - -  
Δ% age 0.76 0.97 1.24 1.00   
p-value *** *** *** ***   
  1. Plain text, 1988/89; bold, 1996/97; italics, 2004/05.
  2. Test for trend: ***p < 0.001; Ns, non-significant.