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Table 1 Characteristics for women, by region/season and ethnic group. The SAMINOR 2 Clinical Survey (2012–2014)

From: Physical activity in Sami and non-Sami populations in rural Northern Norway, the SAMINOR 2 Clinical Survey

  Winter, inlandb Winter, coastc Autumn/spring, coastd Total
Sami Non-Sami P-value Sami Non-Sami P-value Sami Non-Sami P-value Sami Non-Sami P-value
Numbera 590 97   281 215   359 1466   1230 1778  
Mean age (SD) (years) 57.7 (10.4) 58.3 (10.4) 0.62 59.2 (10.4) 56.9 (10.8) 0.02 58.2 (10.1) 58.8 (10.5) 0.34 58.2 (10.3) 58.5 (10.6) 0.37
Education (years)    < 0.001    0.62    0.004    0.03
 < 13 53.0 25.0   49.4 47.1   50.0 58.5   51.3 55.4  
 ≥ 13 47.0 75.0   50.6 52.9   50.0 41.5   48.7 44.6  
Smoking    0.02    0.60    0.10    0.23
 Never 41.9 54.2   35.1 32.6   34.9 39.9   38.3 39.8  
 Former 35.6 34.4   44.9 43.9   40.9 40.3   39.3 40.4  
 Current 22.5 11.5   19.9 23.6   24.2 19.8   22.4 19.8  
Alcohol past year (g/day)    < 0.001    0.40    0.36    < 0.001
 No alcohol 48.2 27.8   25.5 26.0   25.8 26.1   36.0 26.2  
 < 2.0 35.2 32.0   40.1 32.7   33.2 33.7   35.7 33.2  
 2.0–4.99 9.6 15.5   14.3 17.8   17.1 17.3   13.0 17.2  
 5.0–9.99 6.3 17.5   15.1 19.2   15.2 17.1   11.1 17.4  
 ≥ 10.0 0.7 7.2   5.0 4.3   8.7 5.8   4.2 5.7  
Diseases
 CVD 28.3 26.8 0.76 31.3 29.8 0.71 32.3 32.5 0.95 30.2 31.8 0.33
 Diabetes 8.0 4.1 0.18 5.3 3.7 0.40 8.4 8.4 0.98 7.5 7.6 0.91
 Chronic pain 41.7 44.3 0.63 38.4 42.3 0.38 47.1 49.7 0.37 42.5 48.5 0.001
BMI categories (kg/m2)    < 0.001    0.18    0.59    < 0.001
 < 25 23.4 33.3   26.0 32.7   30.3 32.9   26.0 32.9  
 25–29.9 37.8 49.0   45.2 37.9   42.3 39.8   40.8 40.1  
 ≥ 30 38.8 17.7   28.8 29.4   27.5 27.3   33.2 27.0  
  1. SD standard deviation, CVD Cardiovascular disease (Myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, atrial fibrillation, heart (bypass) surgery, stent placement and/or use of antihypertensive drugs), BMI body mass index
  2. aSubgroups may not total to this number due to missing values
  3. bMunicipalities included in winter, inland area: Kautokeino, Karasjok
  4. cMunicipalities included in winter, coast area: Tana and Nesseby
  5. dMunicipalities included in autumn/spring, coast area: Lyngen, Porsanger, Skånland, Evenes, Storfjord and Kåfjord