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Table 1 Prevalence (expressed as a percentage) of adults not complying with the World Health Organization’s aerobic physical activity recommendations in the European Union countries between 2013 and 2017

From: The active living gender’s gap challenge: 2013–2017 Eurobarometers physical inactivity data show constant higher prevalence in women with no progress towards global reduction goals

 20132017Z-scorep-value
Prevalence (%)95% CIPrevalence (%)95% CI 
European Union (n = 53,607)38.1%38.4–39.5%41.7%41.1–42.3%8.43<  0.001*
Country
 Austria (n = 2014)36.1%33.1–39.0%43.6%40.5–46.6%3.44<  0.001*
 Belgium (n = 2029)46.4%43.3–49.4%44.5%41.7–47.2%0.860.39
 Bulgaria (n = 1992)41.1%38.0–44.2%49.3%46.2–52.4%3.68<  0.001*
 Croatia (n = 2007)32.3%29.4–35.2%45.9%42.9–49.0%6.24<  0.001*
 Cyprus (n = 969)64.6%60.3–68.9%62.1%57.8–66.5%0.790.43
 Czechia (n = 2004)37.3%34.3–40.3%42.7%39.7–45.8%2.480.01*
 Denmark (n = 1986)30.5%27.6–33.4%31.4%28.5–34.3%0.440.66
 Estonia (n = 1967)31.4%28.5–34.3%29.7%26.8–32.6%−0.830.41
 Finland (n = 1955)29.1%26.2–32.0%29.9%27.1–32.7%0.390.69
 France (n = 1992)42.6%39.5–45.6%45.0%41.9–48.1%1.100.27
 Germany (n = 2792)19.4%17.2–21.6%25.9%23.7–28.1%4.05<  0.001*
 Greece (n = 1952)48.1%45.0–51.2%50.6%47.4–53.7%1.090.28
  Hungary (n = 2026)42.6%39.6–45.7%42.2%39.2–45.2%−0.210.84
 Ireland (n = 1959)37.9%34.9–41.0%42.2%39.1–45.3%1.950.051
 Italy (n = 2011)58.5%55.4–61.6%62.4%59.4–65.4%1.790.07
 Latvia (n = 1948)25.7%22.9–28.4%28.6%25.7–31.4%1.440.15
 Lithuania (n = 1967)33.9%31.0–36.9%44.5%41.4–47.5%4.77<  0.001*
 Luxembourg (n = 970)33.9%29.7–38.1%29.1%25.0–33.2%−1.620.10
 Malta (n = 988)62.0%57.7–66.3%70.9%66.9–74.9%2.94<  0.001*
 Netherlands (n = 2004)23.9%21.2–26.5%24.3%21.6–26.9%0.210.83
 Poland (n = 1905)55.3%52.2–58.5%53.2%50.1–56.4%−0.920.35
 Portugal (n = 2086)59.3%56.2–62.3%68.2%65.4–71.1%4.27<  0.001*
 Romania (n = 1941)34.3%31.3–37.3%50.4%47.2–53.5%7.15<  0.001*
 Slovakia (n = 2038)37.6%34.5–40.6%45.6%42.6–48.6%3.68<  0.001*
 Slovenia (n = 2112)39.4%36.5–42.3%37.2%34.2–40.2%−1.040.30
 Spain (n = 1989)28.4%25.6–31.3%34.0%31.0–36.9%2.660.01*
 Sweden (n = 2024)22.0%19.4–24.6%23.0%20.5–25.6%0.560.57
 United Kingdom (n = 1980)40.6%37.5–43.7%37.1%34.1–40.0%−1.600.11
  1. CI Confidence intervals
  2. *Significant increases in physical inactivity prevalence (p ≤ 0.05)
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