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Table 1 Descriptive statistics, by transitions out of full-time employment

From: Does retirement mean more physical activity? A longitudinal study

  Work full-time (no change) Work part-time Unemployed Semi-retired Fully retired Disabled
N person-years (%) 16,070 66.3 2,868 11.8 538 2.2 1,718 7.1 2,478 10.2 170 0.7
Vigorous physical activity (N, %)
 Never 7,743 48.2 1,310 45.7 276 51.3 839 48.8 1,386 55.9 122 71.8
 1–3 times per month 1,756 10.9 272 9.5 50 9.3 181 10.5 211 8.5 6 3.5
 Once per week 1,856 11.6 349 12.2 63 11.7 163 9.5 263 10.6 11 6.5
 At least twice per week 4,215 26.2 855 29.8 133 24.7 490 28.5 556 22.4 29 17.1
 Everyday 500 3.1 82 2.9 16 3.0 45 2.6 62 2.5 2 1.2
Moderate physical activity (N, %)
 Never 1,750 10.9 293 10.2 75 13.9 200 11.6 428 17.3 52 30.6
 1–3 times per month 1,727 10.8 283 9.9 68 12.6 181 10.5 279 11.3 13 7.7
 Once per week 2,972 18.5 454 15.8 106 19.7 307 17.9 412 16.6 25 14.7
 At least twice per week 8,185 50.9 1,579 55.1 245 45.5 873 50.8 1,150 46.4 68 40.0
 Everyday 1,436 8.9 259 9.0 44 8.2 157 9.1 209 8.4 12 7.1
Light physical activity (N, %)
 Never 685 4.3 87 3.0 26 4.8 80 4.7 167 6.7 31 18.2
 1–3 times per month 981 6.1 104 3.6 39 7.3 106 6.2 164 6.6 10 5.9
 Once per week 3,597 22.4 495 17.3 113 21.0 385 22.4 534 21.6 34 20.0
 At least twice per week 9,056 56.4 1,805 62.9 291 54.1 937 54.5 1,359 54.8 80 47.1
 Everyday 1,751 10.9 377 13.2 69 12.8 210 12.2 254 10.3 15 8.8
 Age (Mean years, SD) 58.3 4.7 58.8 5.1 57.5 4.2 62.2 4.7 62.1 4.4 57.5 4.4
Gender (N, %)
 Male 8206 51.1 664 23.2 274 50.9 754 43.9 1130 45.6 68 40.0
 Female 7864 48.9 2,204 76.9 264 49.1 964 56.1 1348 54.4 102 60.0