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Table 3 Prevalence (%) of good self-rated health by level of exercise and total physical activity and the independent variables.

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

Variable Level Exercise Total physical activitya(hours/week)
   Total None Occasionally Regularly ≤ 2 3–5 ≥ 6
Total   78.5 66.0 76.4 81.6 66.4 79.2 81.0
Gender Women 77.6 66.0 75.4 80.2 64.1 79.2 79.9
  Men 79.4 66.1 77.2 83.3 68.5 79.1 82.1
Age 25–34 years 85.8 69.6 83.9 89.4 76.3 86.2 87.6
  35–44 years 81.4 71.1 79.8 84.4 69.6 80.1 84.9
  45–54 years 76.1 68.0 72.4 79.2 61.5 79.8 77.7
  55–64 years 68.7 49.3 68.8 71.5 56.7 68.6 71.7
Country of birth Swedish-born 80.0 70.0 77.7 82.7 68.9 81.2 82.0
  Foreign-born 67.0 48.0 68.1 72.3 53.4 65.6 72.7
Educational status High (≥ 10 years) 81.1 69.9 78.5 84.1 69.6 81.3 83.5
  Low (<10 years) 65.1 51.7 66.8 67.6 54.1 66.2 68.0
Smoking habits Never smoker 82.8 71.6 79.0 86.0 70.8 82.4 85.7
  Former smoker 77.9 63.1 78.3 79.8 70.2 78.5 79.3
  Daily smoker 69.7 61.7 69.6 72.5 54.9 72.4 73.0
BMI b Normal (<25) 83.1 72.5 79.8 85.9 68.1 84.4 85.4
  Overweight (25–29.9) 76.2 66.2 75.3 78.7 71.4 75.0 78.0
  Obese (≥ 30) 59.7 46.2 64.5 61.4 50.0 59.2 64.1
Employment status Employed 82.5 73.0 80.0 82.2 72.4 82.6 84.6
  Nonemployed 59.9 41.8 60.2 64.1 46.9 64.3 62.4
Marital status Married/cohabiting 80.5 70.8 79.1 82.8 70.4 79.5 83.3
  Living alone 72.4 52.8 68.5 78.0 54.7 78.2 74.5
Housing tenure Ownership 80.1 72.5 77.6 82.6 69.6 79.3 82.8
  No ownership 74.8 54.2 73.5 79.6 60.2 78.9 77.1
  1. n = 3756, Sweden, 1999.
  2. aobtained in all domains.
  3. bbody mass index.