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Table 2 Descriptive table of happiness by variables of interest (n = 11,637)

From: Don't worry, be happy: cross-sectional associations between physical activity and happiness in 15 European countries

  n (%) % Feeling happy p-value
Sex    
Male 5622 (48.3) 85.1 <0.001
Female 6015 (51.7) 80.9  
Age group    
15-24 2009 (17.3) 87.9 <0.001
25-39 3354 (28.8) 85.3  
40-54 2713 (23.3) 81.6  
≥55 3561 (30.6) 78.8  
Country    
Austria 713 (6.1) 81.0 <0.001
Belgium 777 (6.7) 86.1  
Denmark 721 (6.2) 83.9  
Finland 814 (7.0) 86.4  
France 818 (7.0) 77.3  
Germany 1327 (11.4) 73.8  
Greece 731 (6.3) 82.4  
Ireland 859 (7.4) 90.4  
Italy 792 (6.8) 72.4  
Luxemburg 326 (2.8) 79.6  
Netherlands 619 (5.3) 91.1  
Portugal 608 (5.2) 81.1  
Spain 759 (6.5) 88.1  
Sweden 769 (6.6) 86.8  
United Kingdom 1004 (8.6) 87.4  
General state of health    
Bad/very bad 371 (3.2) 41.8 <0.001
Fair 2632 (22.6) 69.9  
Good 5196 (44.7) 85.9  
Very good 3423 (29.5) 92.7  
Relationship status    
Living with someone 6887 (59.3) 86.2 <0.001
Not living with someone 4719 (40.7) 78.2  
Employment status    
Non-active 5685 (48.9) 80.9 <0.001
Self-employed 852 (7.3) 86.1  
Employed 5100 (43.8) 84.7  
Age when finished full-time education   
≤14 years 1908 (16.4) 77.2 <0.001
15-21 years 6424 (55.2) 82.4  
≥22 years 1920 (16.5) 85.9  
Still studying 1385 (11.9) 88.8  
Physical activity level    
Inactive 1026 (8.8) 73.0 <0.001
Insufficiently active 1709 (14.7) 78.3  
Sufficiently active 1708 (14.7) 82.0  
Very active 7194 (61.8) 85.7  
  1. Chi-square test for significance between distributions among variables of interest.