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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 6.2 Adult participation in different activity types for at least 10 minutes in the last four weeks, 2009, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over
2009

Participation for at least 10 minutes at a time

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Heavy Housework

Any participation in last 4 weeks

37

62

57

55

46

47

30

50

Mean days in last 4 weeks a

1.7

2.8

2.8

2.8

2.3

2.4

2.0

2.4

Standard error of the mean

0.23

0.24

0.20

0.22

0.20

0.19

0.29

0.09

Mean hours per week a

0.5

0.9

0.9

1.0

1.0

0.7

0.5

0.8

Standard error of the mean

0.09

0.10

0.08

0.10

0.15

0.08

0.08

0.04

Heavy Manual/ Gardening/ DIY

Any participation in last 4 weeks

13

23

32

32

36

27

16

27

Mean days in last 4 weeks a

0.6

1.0

1.7

1.7

2.0

1.6

1.0

1.4

Standard error of the mean

0.15

0.15

0.19

0.20

0.20

0.19

0.18

0.08

Mean hours per week a

0.6

0.9

1.8

1.5

2.2

1.5

0.8

1.4

Standard error of the mean

0.17

0.20

0.29

0.18

0.32

0.24

0.25

0.10

Walking (brisk/fast pace)

Any participation in last 4 weeks

54

47

47

41

29

17

10

38

Mean days in last 4 weeks a

10.5

8.8

8.1

6.9

5.2

3.5

2.1

7.0

Standard error of the mean

0.79

0.67

0.51

0.50

0.44

0.42

0.36

0.25

Mean hours per week a

2.7

2.4

3.3

2.7

1.9

1.2

0.5

2.3

Standard error of the mean

0.35

0.25

0.47

0.42

0.24

0.18

0.11

0.25

Sports and Exercise

Any participation in last 4 weeks

77

67

61

48

39

37

25

53

Mean days in last 4 weeks a

12.8

8.6

7.7

6.3

4.1

4.3

3.1

7.1

Standard error of the mean

0.88

0.56

0.40

0.46

0.36

0.37

0.40

0.23

Mean hours per week a

4.2

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.5

1.7

1.0

2.3

Standard error of the mean

0.43

0.23

0.16

0.21

0.14

0.17

0.17

0.10

Any physical activities

Any participation in last 4 weeks

89

90

89

87

79

72

50

83

Mean days in last 4 weeks a

20.3

18.7

17.8

16.0

13.9

10.5

7.2

15.8

Standard error of the mean

0.77

0.62

0.49

0.53

0.52

0.50

0.54

0.25

Mean hours per week a

9.8

9.0

10.3

8.9

8.4

5.5

2.8

8.4

Standard error of the mean

0.69

0.52

0.54

0.56

0.50

0.39

0.32

0.21

Women

Heavy Housework

Any participation in last 4 weeks

51

75

80

73

65

59

32

65

Mean days in last 4 weeks a

2.6

4.5

5.4

4.8

4.2

3.6

1.6

4.0

Standard error of the mean

0.26

0.27

0.25

0.27

0.27

0.26

0.19

0.12

Mean hours per week a

0.9

1.9

2.5

2.3

1.9

1.5

0.5

1.8

Standard error of the mean

0.10

0.16

0.15

0.20

0.17

0.14

0.09

0.07

Heavy Manual/ Gardening/ DIY

Any participation in last 4 weeks

5

7

14

12

11

9

5

9

Mean days in last 4 weeks a

0.2

0.2

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.5

0.2

0.3

Standard error of the mean

0.05

0.04

0.06

0.08

0.06

0.11

0.07

0.03

Mean hours per week a

0.1

0.2

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.1

0.2

Standard error of the mean

0.04

0.04

0.04

0.07

0.06

0.08

0.10

0.03

Walking (brisk/fast pace)

Any participation in last 4 weeks

43

41

38

34

26

18

8

31

Mean days in last 4 weeks a

8.1

7.3

7.0

6.6

5.2

3.6

1.4

5.9

Standard error of the mean

0.67

0.54

0.42

0.45

0.41

0.40

0.26

0.19

Mean hours per week a

2.1

1.9

2.5

1.9

1.5

1.0

0.3

1.7

Standard error of the mean

0.24

0.29

0.34

0.17

0.16

0.16

0.09

0.19

Sports and Exercise

Any participation in last 4 weeks

67

59

53

43

35

29

16

45

Mean days in last 4 weeks a

7.2

6.9

5.9

4.9

3.6

3.0

1.5

4.9

Standard error of the mean

0.56

0.47

0.37

0.35

0.29

0.30

0.26

0.16

Mean hours per week a

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.1

0.8

0.8

0.4

1.1

Standard error of the mean

0.19

0.13

0.10

0.11

0.07

0.09

0.12

0.05

Any physical activities

Any participation in last 4 weeks

89

92

91

89

80

69

42

81

Mean days in last 4 weeks a

15.6

16.3

16.0

14.9

12.4

9.1

4.2

13.2

Standard error of the mean

0.66

0.52

0.44

0.45

0.46

0.46

0.39

0.20

Mean hours per week a

6.2

6.4

7.3

6.9

5.5

3.7

1.4

5.7

Standard error of the mean

0.41

0.34

0.34

0.35

0.29

0.29

0.21

0.21

All Adults

Any physical activities

Any participation in last 4 weeks

89

91

90

88

80

70

45

82

Mean days in last 4 weeks a

18.0

17.5

16.9

15.4

13.2

9.7

5.4

14.5

Standard error of the mean

0.51

0.43

0.33

0.36

0.37

0.36

0.34

0.17

Mean hours per week a

8.1

7.7

8.7

7.9

6.9

4.5

2.0

7.0

Standard error of the mean

0.40

0.33

0.32

0.33

0.31

0.26

0.18

0.13

Bases (weighted):

Men

536

566

632

646

560

386

257

3583

Women

511

570

692

695

589

450

408

3916

All adults

1048

1136

1324

1341

1149

836

665

7499

Bases (unweighted):

Men

271

405

549

599

573

516

359

3272

Women

383

579

777

727

734

550

479

4229

All adults

654

984

1326

1326

1307

1066

838

7501

a Means are based on all participants