Skip to main content

Table 2 Youth data surveys: baseline characteristics of adolescents, aged 15–16 years in 2017, according to depression symptoms and gender

From: The association between physical activity and symptoms of depression in different contexts – a cross-sectional study of Norwegian adolescents

  Total (N = 5531) Boys (N = 2485) Girls (N = 2485)
No depressive symptoms (N = 4230) Depressive symptoms (N = 994) No depressive symptoms (N = 2230) Depressive symptoms (N = 255) No depressive symptoms (N = 1795) Depressive symptoms (N = 690)
Physical activity
 How often do you do physical activity, which gets you out of breath or makes you sweaty? (N = 5224)
  Never 57 (1.3; 1.0–1.7) 28 (2.8; 1.8–3.9) 29 (1.3; 0.8–1.8) 8 (3.1; 1.0–5.3) 28 (1.6; 1.0–2.1) 19 (2.8; 1.5–4.0)
  Rarely 250 (5.9; 5.2–6.6) 87 (8.8; 7.0–10.5) 119 (5.3; 4.4–6.3) 23 (9.0; 5.5–12.5) 116 (6.5; 5.3–7.6) 61 (8.8; 6.7–11.0)
  1–2 times a month 231 (5.5; 4.8–6.2) 70 (7.0; 5.5–8.6) 106 (4.8; 3.9–5.6) 18 (7.1; 3.9–10.2) 120 (6.7; 5.5–7.8) 50 (7.2; 5.3–9.2)
  1–2 times a week 1047 (24.8; 24.5–26.1) 274 (27.6; 24.8–30.3) 507 (22.7; 21.0–24.5) 56 (22.0; 16.9–27.09 488 (27.2; 25.1–29.2) 204 (29.6; 26.2–33.0)
  3–4 times a week 1491 (35.2–33.8-36.7) 305 (30.7; 27.8–33.6) 764 (34.3; 32.3–36.2) 78 (30.6; 24.9–36.2) 661 (36.8; 34.6–39.1) 211 (30.6; 27.1–34.0)
  At least 5 times a week 1154 (27.3; 25.9–28.6) 230 (23.1; 20.5–25.8) 705 (31.6; 29.7–33.5) 72 (28.2; 22.7–33.8) 382 (21.3; 19.4–23.2) 145 (21.0; 18.0–24.1)
How often do you participate in the following activities?
 Train or compete with a sports club (N = 5202)
  Never 1844 (43.8; 42.1–45.1) 560 (56.3; 53.3–59.4) 892 (40.0; 38.0–42.0) 131 (51.4; 45.2–57.5) 871 (48.5; 46.2–50.8) 404 (58.6; 54.9–62.2)
  Rarely 260 (6.1; 5.4–6.9) 62 (6.2; 4.7–7.7) 142 (6.4; 5.4–7.4) 14 (5.5; 2.7–8.3) 103 (5.7; 4.7–6.8) 44 (6.4; 4.6–8.2)
  1–2 times a month 102 (2.4; 2.0–2.9) 21 (2.1; 1.2–3.0) 51 (2.3; 1.7–2.9) 5 (2.0; 0.3–3.7) 46 (2.6; 1.8–3.3) 14 (2.0; 1.0–3.1)
  1–2 times a week 445 (10.5; 9.6–11.4) 85 (8.6; 6.8–10.3) 236 (10.6; 9.3–11.9) 30 (11.8; 7.8–15.7) 188 (10.5; 9.1–11.9) 52 (7.5; 5.6–9.5)
  3–4 times a week 899 (21.3; 20.0–22.5) 152 (15.3; 13.1–17.5) 509 (22.8; 21.1–24.6) 44 (17.3; 12.6–21.9) 346 (19.3; 17.5–21.1) 102 (14.8; 12.1–17.4)
  At least 5 times a week 662 (15.7; 14.6–16.8) 110 (11.1; 9.1–13.0) 391 (17.5; 16.0–19.1) 28 (11.0; 7.1–14.8) 221 (12.3; 10.8–13.8) 70 (10.1; 7.9–12.4)
 Go to the gym (N = 5184)
  Never 1648 (39.0; 37.5–40.4) 404 (40.6; 37.6–43.7) 819 (36.7; 34.7–38.7) 110 (43.1; 37.1–49.2) 764 (42.6; 40.3–44.9) 273 (39.6; 35.9–43.2)
  Rarely 594 (14.0; 13.0–15.1) 109 (11.0; 9.0–12.9) 309 (13.9; 12.4–15.3) 22 (8.6; 5.2–12.1) 257 (14.3; 12.7–15.9) 83 (12.0; 9.6–14.5)
  1–2 times a month 231 (5.5; 4.8–6.2) 63 (6.3; 4.8–7.9) 98 (4.4; 3.5–5.3) 12 (4.7; 2.1–7.3) 114 (6.4; 5.2–7.5) 47 (6.8; 4.9–8.7)
  1–2 times a week 787 (18.6; 17.4–19.8) 186 (18.7; 16.3–21.1) 403 (18.1; 16.5–19.7) 31 (12.2; 8.2–16.2) 329 (18.3; 16.5–20.1) 145 (21.0; 18.0–24.1)
  3–4 times a week 669 (15.8; 14.7–16.9) 168 (16.9; 14.6–19.2) 390 (17.5; 15.9–19.1) 55 (21.6; 16.5–26.6) 250 (13.9; 12.3–15.5) 104 (15.1; 12.4–17.7)
  At least 5 times a week 264 (6.2; 5.5–7.0) 61 (6.1; 4.6–7.6) 180 (8.1; 6.9–9.2) 22 (8.6; 5.2–12.1) 65 (3.6; 2.8–4.5) 35 (5.1; 3.4–6.7)
 Exercise or keep fit independently (running, swimming, cycling, walking) (N = 5198)
  Never 859 (20.3; 19.1–21.5) 230 (23.1; 20.5–25.8) 542 (24.3; 22.5–26.1) 81 (31.8; 26.1–37.5) 272 (15.2; 13.5–16.8) 137 (19.9; 16.9–22.8)
  Rarely 827 (19.6; 18.4–20.8) 172 (17.3; 15.0–19.7) 438 (19.6; 18.0–21.3) 33 (12.9; 8.8–17.1) 356 (19.8; 18.0–21.7) 130 (18.8; 15.9–21.8)
  1–2 times a month 796 (18.8; 17.6–20-0) 171 (17.2; 14.9–19.6) 350 (15.7; 14.2–17.2) 37 (14.5; 10.2–18.8) 403 (22.5; 20.5–24.4) 131 (19.0; 16.1–21.9)
  1–2 times a week 957 (22.6; 21.4; 23.9) 204 (20.5; 18.0–23.0) 470 (21.1; 19.4–22.8) 48 (18.8; 14.0–23.6) 442 (24.6; 22.6–26.6) 143 (20.7; 17.7–23.8)
  3–4 times a week 473 (11.2; 10.2–12.1) 119 (12.0; 10.0–14.0) 256 (11.5; 10.2–12.8) 27 (10.6; 6.8–14.4) 189 (10.5; 9.1–12.0) 86 (12.5; 10.0–14.9)
  At least 5 times a week 300 (7.1; 6.3–7.9) 90 (9.1; 7.3–10.8) 156 (7.0; 5.9–8.1) 23 (9.0; 5.5–12.5)) 123 (6.9; 5.7–8.0) 59 (8.6; 6.5–10.6)
 Other kinds of organized physical activity (dance, martial arts, etc.) (N = 5138)
  Never 2957 (70.0; 68.5–71.3) 670 (67.4; 64.5–70.2) 1667 (74.8; 73.0–76.6) 193 (75.7; 70.4–81.0) 1134 (63.2; 60.9–65.4) 446 (64.6; 61.2–68.2)
  Rarely 320 (7.6; 6.8–8.4) 69 (6.9; 5.4–8.5) 167 (7.5; 6.4–8.6) 15 (5.9; 3.0–8.8) 140 (7.8; 6.6–9.0) 53 (7.7; 5.7–9.7)
  1–2 times a month 85 (2.0; 1.6–2.4) 31 (3.1; 2.0–4.2) 39 (1.7; 1.2–2.3) 9 (3.5; 1.3–5.8) 40 (2.2; 1.6–2.9) 22 (3.2; 1.9–4.5)
  1–2 times a week 380 (9.0; 8.1–9.9) 93 (9.4; 7.6–11.2) 148 (6.6; 5.6–7.7) 10 (3.9; 1.5–6.3) 214 (11.9; 10.4–13.4) 80 (11.6; 9.2–14.0)
  3–4 times a week 246 (5.8; 5.1–6.5) 69 (6.9; 5.4–8.5) 101 (4.5; 3.7–5.4) 14 (5.5; 2.7–8.3) 135 (7.5; 6.3–8.7) 52 (7.5; 5.6–9.5)
  At least 5 times a week 174 (4.1; 3.5–4.7) 44 (4.4; 3.2–5.7) 66 (3.0; 2.3–3.7) 5 (2.0; 0.3–3.7) 95 (5.3; 4.3–6.3) 27 (3.9; 2.5–5.4)
  1. Depression symptoms coded as ≥80th percentiles, no depression symptoms coded as <80th percentiles