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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population by survey year

From: Changing educational inequalities in sporting inactivity among adults in Germany: a trend study from 2003 to 2012

  2003 2009 2010 2012
(n = 6890) (n = 16,418) (n = 17,145) (n = 13,744)
Sex, % (n)
 Men 50.3 (3224) 50.2 (6930) 50.2 (7330) 50.3 (6799)
 Women 49.7 (3666) 49.8 (9488) 49.8 (9815) 49.7 (6945)
Age, years
 Mean ± SD 46.2 ± 12.4 46.8 ± 12.4 46.8 ± 12.3 46.9 ± 12.1
Age group, % (n)
 25–39 years 35.4 (2237) 31.3 (4761) 30.7 (5015) 30.0 (3162)
 40–49 years 24.9 (2073) 27.6 (4924) 27.9 (4992) 27.5 (3665)
 50–59 years 19.4 (1363) 22.0 (3704) 22.6 (3931) 24.4 (3592)
 60–69 years 20.3 (1217) 19.1 (3029) 18.8 (3207) 18.2 (3325)
Education, % (n)
 Low 37.5 (2003) 33.5 (3580) 33.1 (3656) 28.6 (2399)
 Medium 47.0 (3249) 50.1 (8110) 49.1 (8212) 51.3 (6847)
 High 15.6 (1605) 16.4 (4698) 17.8 (5254) 20.1 (4476)
  1. %, weighted percentage (extrapolated to the population of Germany)
  2. n, unweighted number of cases in the sample
  3. SD, standard deviation