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Table 6 Predicted prevalence (%) of exercise and annual change in exercise (Δ% per year by age and cohort, test of trend) in women 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  4

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 - - - 8.9 -  
1912-19 - - 18.0 10.4 -0.92 ***
1920-27 - 25.9 20.2 23.0 -0.23 **
1928-35 26.2 25.7 34.9 - 0.58 ***
1936-43 27.3 45.1 - - 1.97 ***
1944-51 45.9 - - - -  
Δ% age 1.38 1.21 1.04 0.86   
p-value *** *** *** ***   
  1. Plain text, 1988/89; bold, 1996/97; italics, 2004/05.
  2. Test for trend: **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001.