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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 6.5 Children's summary physical activity levels a (including activity at school), 2008/2009 combined, by age and sex

Aged 2-15
2008/2009 combined

Summary activity levels a

Age

Total

2-4

5-7

8-10

11-12

13-15

%

%

%

%

%

%

Boys

Meets recommendations

72

77

81

81

70

76

Some activity

15

15

12

11

18

15

Low activity

13

8

7

8

12

10

Girls

Meets recommendations

67

75

79

67

41

67

Some activity

17

18

13

22

29

19

Low activity

16

7

8

11

30

14

All Children

Meets recommendations

69

76

80

74

56

72

Some activity

16

17

12

16

23

17

Low activity

15

7

7

9

21

12

Bases (weighted):

Boys

412

473

429

254

346

1915

Girls

382

430

436

237

328

1813

All children

795

903

865

491

675

3728

Bases (unweighted):

Boys

397

399

400

292

404

1892

Girls

409

345

380

288

400

1822

All children

806

744

780

580

804

3714

a Meets recommendations=at least 60 minutes of activity on all 7 days in previous week; some activity=30-59 minutes of activity on all 7 days; low activity=lower level of activity (these categories were described in previous reports as "high", "medium" and "low", the labels have changed but the definitions for the categories remain the same)