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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of 2010 & 2013 YPBAS Cohorts

From: Time to ‘re-think’ physical activity promotion for young people? Results from a repeated cross-sectional study

Characteristics 2010 N (%) 2013 N (%)
Daily PA
 Active 7 days per week for 60 mins; 788 (12.0%) 462 (15.4%)
 Active 5–6 days per week for 60 mins 2335 (35.7%) 648 (21.6%)
 Active 2–4 days per week for 60 mins; 2419 (37.0%) 1395 (46.4%)
 Inactive 1 day or less per week 1002 (15.3%) 499 (16.6%)
Knowledge of PA Guidelines
 Unaware 2454 (32.6%) 1039 (33.0%)
 Aware 5063 (66.5%) 2114 (67.0%)
Gender
 Male 3879 (51.0%) 1613 (50.9%)
 Female 3734 (49.0%) 1554 (49.1%)
Age
 11–12 years old 1755 (23.1%) 658 (20.7%)
 13–14 years old 3053 (40.3%) 1245 (39.2%)
 15–16 years old 2773 (36.6%) 1271 (40.1%)
Education Status
 Grammar 2956 (38.8%) 1125 (36.0%)
 Secondary 4660 (61.2%) 1998 (64.0%)
Proportion Free School Meal
 Yes 1390 (18.3%) 546 (18.5%)
 No 6209 (81.7%) 2413 (81.5%)
MDM (Quintile)
 1 (most deprived) 1470 (19.8%) 488 (16.4%)
 2 1604 (21.6%) 587 (19.8%)
 3 1621 (21.8%) 818 (27.6%)
 4 1429 (19.3%) 558 (18.8%)
 5 (least deprived) 1299 (17.5%) 518 (17.4%)
Long term illness
 Yes 840 (11.2%) 405 (12.9%)
 No 6648 (88.8%) 2722 (87.1%)
Do you enjoy PA
 Yes, a lot 2477 (62.7%) 2059 (65.0%)
 Yes, a little 1036 (26.2%) 890 (28.1%)
 No, not at all 435 (11.0%) 216 (6.8%)
Daily Fruit and Veg Intake
 None/Little (0–1) 1365 (18.3%) 159 (5.1%)
 Some (2–4) 5110 (68.4%) 2488 (79.4%)
 Sufficient (5 or more) 998 (13.4%) 487 (15.5%)
Knowledge of Fruit and Veg Guidelines
 Unaware 1974 (27.0%) 970 (31.4%)
 Aware 5348 (73.0%) 2121 (68.6%)
  1. Weights applied to descriptive data above
  2. PA physical Activity