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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in each birth cohorta. Canadian National Population Health Survey, 1994–2011

From: Generational differences in patterns of physical activities over time in the Canadian population: an age-period-cohort analysis

  1940s(1935–1944) 1950s(1945–1954) 1960s(1955–1964) 1970s(1965–1974) 1980s(1975–1984)
Cycle 1
1994/95
Cycle 9 2010/11 Cycle 1
1994/95
Cycle 9 2010/11 Cycle 1
1994/95
Cycle 9 2010/11 Cycle 1
1994/95
Cycle 9 2010/11 Cycle 1
1994/95
Cycle 9 2010/11
Number in cohort 1526 989 2118 1529 2697 1841 2135 1333 1574 946
% active LTPA 34.1 54.9 37.2 53.8 37.9 54.6 43.7 57.6 47.8 60.6
% Active commuting 13.2 18.5 12.9 19.4 16.7 17.0 18.8 18.6 28.3 16.0
% Sedentary behavior 19.9 17.5 21.5 22.9 19.8 21.5 18.6 31.9 31.3 31.5
Mean Age 53.8 69.7 43.8 59.7 33.8 49.9 24.1 40.2 14.2 30.2
% Women 53.7 55.9 52.2 52.9 54.3 56.4 54.0 55.0 50.2 52.9
Mean years of schooling 11.6 12.1 12.9 13.3 13.2 13.7 13.3 14.1 8.9 14.6
Mean household incomea 53.7 55.1 57.3 75.5 51.7 87.4 46.9 89.5 54.0 84.7
Mean BMI 26.7 27.4 26.0 27.8 25.2 27.6 24.4 27.2 21.1 26.4
Attritionb
 % Drop-out 18.7 22.4 29.0 36.3 40.8
 % Dead 13.0 5.1 2.1 1.3 0.7
  1. LTPA, Leisure Time Physical Activity; BMI, Body Mass Index
  2. aIn Canadian dollars. bProportion calculated out of sample at cycle 1