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Table 1 Baseline participant characteristics

From: Joint association of physical activity and overweight with subsequent psychotropic medication: a register-linked follow-up study among employees

  Men (%/n) Women (%/n) All (%/n)
  % (n) % (n) % (n)
Age (mean) 50.1 49.2 49.4
Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2) 60.3 45.7 48.8
Activity groups
 Highly active 41.8 36.9 38.0
 Moderately active 33.3 40.1 38.6
 Inactive 25.0 22.9 23.4
Weight/activity groups
 Highly active normal-weight 19.1 23.6 22.6
 Moderately active normal-weight 13.2 21.1 19.4
 Inactive normal-weight 7.4 9.6 9.1
 Highly active overweight 22.7 13.3 15.4
 Moderately active overweight 20.0 19.0 19.2
 Inactive overweight 17.6 13.4 14.3
Medication during follow-up
 Any 22.8 31.6 29.7
 Antidepressant 15.6 21.3 20.1
 Sedatives 14.6 19.3 18.3
Prior medication
 Any 14.0 20.9 19.4
 Antidepressant 6.7 10.5 9.6
 Sedatives 8.7 13.0 12.1
Work physical strenousness
 Light 85.2 62.1 67.1
 Heavy 14.8 37.9 32.9
Work mental strenousness
 Light 85.4 86.6 86.3
 Heavy 14.6 13.4 13.7
Marital status (in a relationship) 78.4 69.0 71.1
Sosioeconomic position
 Manual worker 25.9 11.1 14.3
 Routine non-manual 9.4 41.2 34.3
 Semi-professional 19.9 19.4 19.5
 Managers/professionals 44.8 28.4 32.0
Limiting long-standing illness (LLI) 16.2 16.3 16.3
Drinking problems (cage) 23.3 15.2 16.9
Smoking 25.4 21.6 22.4
n 21.7 (1338) 78.3 (4831) 100 (6169)
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