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Table 1 Sample size, estimated population size, mean age and percentage distribution of the individual variables.

From: Physical activity, exercise and self-rated health: a population-based study from Sweden

Variable Level Exercise Total physical activitya(hours/week)
   None Occasionally Regularly ≤ 2 3–5 ≥ 6
Sample size (n) 3,756 406 1,058 2,292 538 907 2,311
(%)   (10.8) (28.2) (61.0) (14.3) (24.2) (61.5)
Estimated population size (N) 4,526,437 491,396 1,279,585 2,755,456 653,043 1,095,646 2,777,748
Mean age 43.7 42.8 44.2 43.6 44.2 44.0 43.4
(SD) (11.3) (10.8) (11.3) (11.4) (11.3) (11.2) (11.3)
Gender (%) Women 9.9 25.6 64.5 13.8 25.2 61.0
  Men 11.8 30.7 57.5 14.8 23.2 62.0
Age (%) 25–34 years 11.2 26.6 62.2 13.4 23.0 63.6
  35–44 years 12.6 27.7 59.7 15.4 24.0 60.6
  45–54 years 10.0 29.5 60.5 13.6 25.9 60.5
  55–64 years 9.2 29.0 61.8 15.1 23.6 61.3
Country of birth (%) Swedish-born 10.1 27.6 62.3 13.6 23.8 62.5
  Foreign-born 16.1 31.9 52.0 19.5 26.3 54.2
Educational status (%) High (≥ 10 years) 10.2 27.6 62.2 13.6 24.7 61.7
  Low (<10 years) 14.2 31.0 54.8 18.1 21.2 60.7
Smoking habits (%) Never smoker 9.0 26.5 64.4 13.5 24.7 61.8
  Former smoker 9.0 27.1 63.9 13.2 24.5 62.3
  Daily smoker 17.2 33.2 49.6 17.5 22.5 60.0
BMI b (%) Normal (<25) 9.3 25.5 65.2 11.9 24.9 63.2
  Overweight 11.4 31.3 57.3 15.7 23.9 60.4
  (25–29.9)       
  Obese (≥ 30) 17.6 32.7 49.7 23.8 20.5 55.7
Employment status (%) Employed 10.2 28.0 61.8 13.3 23.9 62.8
  Nonemployed 13.5 29.1 57.4 19.0 25.4 55.6
Marital status (%) Married/cohabiting 10.6 28.0 61.4 14.2 25.0 60.8
  Living alone 11.4 28.5 60.1 14.7 21.8 63.5
Housing tenure (%) Ownership 10.2 28.8 61.0 13.7 25.0 61.3
  No ownership 12.1 26.8 61.1 15.7 22.4 61.9
  1. n = 3756, Sweden, 1999.
  2. aobtained in all domains.
  3. bbody mass index
  4. Summation to 100% is done across the table for exercise and total physical activity, respectively.