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Table 2 Participants in the 1996 health survey rating certain aspects as important for their health

From: To be seen, confirmed and involved - a ten year follow-up of perceived health and cardiovascular risk factors in a Swedish community intervention programme

Aspects of health Percent rating this aspect as very important for health (1 or 2 on a scale 1–5)
  Men Women High education Low education 40–50 years 60–70 years
Never being ill or having a disease 49 61 60 57 58 53
Being physically fit and having energy 54 49 50 55 60 44
Being psychologically fit 35 27 45 20 36 27
Being capable of performing daily tasks 24 24 20 28 22 26
Leading a healthy life style 14 14 13 15 12 16