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Table 2 Characteristics for men, 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 448 67   282 186   347 1290   1077 1543  
Mean age (SD) (years) 58.2 (10.1) 58.8 (10.5) 0.70 61.6 (10.6) 59.6 (9.5) 0.04 60.0 (9.9) 60.3 (10.3) 0.66 59.7 (10.3) 60.2 (10.2) 0.26
Education (years)    0.01    0.86    0.34    0.06
 < 13 64.3 46.9   68.4 67.6   64.6 61.7   65.5 61.8  
 ≥ 13 35.7 53.1   31.6 32.4   35.4 38.3   34.5 38.2  
Smoking    0.08    0.11    0.12    0.19
 Never 28.7 41.8   33.6 35.0   37.0 32.2   32.6 33.0  
 Former 48.3 41.8   51.1 42.8   46.0 52.2   48.3 50.6  
 Current 23.0 16.4   15.4 22.2   17.0 15.6   19.1 16.4  
Alcohol past year (g/day)    0.20    0.86    0.15    < 0.001
 No alcohol 25.5 25.8   18.3 17.9   20.0 16.7   21.8 17.3  
 < 2.0 25.7 24.4   25.3 21.7   21.8 20.4   24.3 20.7  
 2.0–4.99 29.1 19.7   25.6 28.3   28.2 27.5   27.9 27.2  
 5.0–9.99 10.1 12.1   17.2 16.3   16.5 16.3   14.0 16.1  
 ≥ 10.0 9.6 18.2   13.6 15.8   13.5 19.2   11.9 18.7  
Diseases
 CVD 25.5 35.8 0.07 38.7 39.8 0.81 42.1 38.8 0.26 34.3 19.2 0.02
 Diabetes 7.8 7.5 0.92 9.9 10.2 0.92 11.2 9.2 0.24 9.5 53.8 0.82
 Chronic pain 34.8 26.9 0.20 38.7 37.6 0.82 43.5 36.4 0.02 38.6 27.0 0.19
BMI categories (kg/m2)    0.65    0.40    0.35    0.01
 < 25 20.1 25.4   20.9 16.2   21.2 19.3   21.0 19.2  
 25–29.9 45.3 40.3   48.9 49.7   50.7 55.1   48.0 53.8  
 ≥ 30 33.7 34.3   30.1 34.1   28.1 25.6   31.0 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: Porsanger, Kåfjord, Storfjord, Lyngen, Skånland and Evenes