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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 6.6 Children's summary physical activity levels a (including activity at school), 2008/2009 combined, by NS-SEC of household reference person and sex

Aged 2-15
2008/2009 combined

Summary activity levels a

NS-SEC of household reference person

Managerial & professional

Intermediate

Small employers & own account workers

Lower supervisory & technical

Semi-routine & routine

%

%

%

%

%

Boys

Meets recommendations

77

77

79

73

75

Some activity

13

14

14

16

15

Low activity

10

8

7

12

10

Girls

Meets recommendations

65

66

70

78

69

Some activity

20

21

21

15

16

Low activity

14

13

8

7

16

Bases (weighted):

Boys

753

172

195

188

548

Girls

743

156

159

216

482

Bases (unweighted):

Boys

735

176

195

201

536

Girls

741

168

161

222

478

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)