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Table 2 Characteristics of all patients in the study and in patients with increased physical activity versus patients with no increase in physical activity

From: Factors associated with increased physical activity among patients prescribed physical activity in Swedish routine health care including an offer of counselor support: a 1-year follow-up

  Study sample (N = 355) Increased physical activity P value Valid data
Yes (n = 167) No (n = 188)
Age (years), mean (SD) [min–max] 61.6 (14.2) [18–90] 59.6 (13.8) [18–85] 63.3 (14.3) [23–90] 0.013a 355
Sex, female n (%) 242 (68.2) 117 (70.1) 125 (66.5) 0.471b 355
Education, university education n (%) 92 (26.6) 49 (29.9) 43 (23.6) 0.189b 346
Baseline activity (score 3–19), median (IQR) [min–max] 10.0 (5.0) [3–19] 8.0 (5.0) [3–18] 11.0 (4.8) [3–19] < 0.001c 355
 < 150 min (score 3–9) 176 (49.6) 105 (62.9) 71 (37.8)   
 ~ 150 min (score 10–12) 95 (26.8) 39 (23.4) 56 (29.8)   
 > 150 min (score 13–19) 84 (23.7) 23 (13.8) 61 (32.4)   
Confidence to change (1–10), median (IQR) [min–max] 7.0 (3.0) [1–10] 7.0 (3.0) [1–10] 7.0 (3.0) [1–10] 0.643c 351
Important to change (1–10), median (IQR) [min–max] 8.0 (4.0) [1–10] 8.0 (3.0) [1–10] 8.0 (4.0) [1–10] 0.152c 353
Exercising family/friends, yes n (%) 151 (43.3) 58 (35.4) 93 (50.3) 0.005b 349
Diagnosesd
 Musculoskeletal diseases, yes n (%) 204 (59.0) 87 (54.0) 117 (63.2) 0.082b 346
 Circulatory diseases, yes n (%) 179 (51.7) 78 (48.4) 101 (54.6) 0.254b 346
 Endocrine diseases, yes n (%) 135 (38.4) 57 (35.4) 76 (41.1) 0.279b 346
 Mental health disorders, yes n (%) 89 (25.7) 48 (29.8) 41 (22.2) 0.104b 346
 Respiratory diseases, yes n (%) 90 (26.0) 42 (26.1) 48 (25.9) 0.976b 346
 Number of diagnoses, median (IQR) [min–max] 6.0 (5.0) [0–18] 6.0 (4.0) [0–16] 7.0 (4.5) [0–18] 0.006c 346
Health care usee
 Number of office visits, median (IQR) [min–max] 12.0 (19.0) [1–118] 11.0 (18.0) [1–92] 15.0 (15.0) [1–118] 0.038c 348
 ≥ 1 hospital stay, yes n (%) 86 (24.1) 38 (28.3) 48 (25.9) 0.570b 348
 Prescribing professional group, physician n (%) 98 (27.7) 136 (81.4) 162 (86.2) 0.225b 355
 Prescribing setting, primary care n (%) 298 (84.0) 52 (31.1) 46 (24.5) 0.161b 355
 Used counselor support after PAP, yes n (%) 135 (38.0) 82 (49.7) 52 (27.7) <  0.001b 355
 Positive perception of received support, yes n (%) 211 (60.3) 115 (69.3) 96 (52.2) <  0.001b 350
  1. aIndependent sample t test
  2. bPearson chi-squared test (binary variables)
  3. cMann-Whitney U test
  4. dMedical record registrations 12 months before PAP of the International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD 10) classified diagnostic groups excluded Z
  5. eMedical record registrations 12 months before PAP of health care visits in primary and/or specialized somatic and psychiatric care with no selection of professional, overnight hospital stays, or specialized somatic and psychiatric care