Table 3.2 Adult summary activity levels, 2016, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2016
Summary activity levelsa Age Total
16-24b 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Meets MVPA guidelines 82 80 78 72 60 55 39 69
Some activity 8 12 7 7 10 12 13 10
Low activity 4 2 3 3 3 5 5 3
Very low activity 5 6 11 19 26 28 42 18
Women
Meets MVPA guidelines 68 72 72 63 56 49 24 59
Some activity 9 10 12 12 13 14 13 12
Low activity 8 6 4 5 8 5 5 6
Very low activity 15 12 11 19 23 32 58 23
All adults
Meets MVPA guidelines 75 76 75 67 58 52 30 64
Some activity 9 11 10 10 12 13 13 11
Low activity 6 4 4 4 6 5 5 5
Very low activity 10 9 11 19 25 30 51 20
Bases (weighted):
Men 282 335 319 374 322 252 167 2051
Women 278 346 333 399 339 279 238 2213
All adults 560 681 652 774 661 531 404 4264
Bases (unweighted):
Men 165 211 264 336 356 334 208 1874
Women 195 320 341 434 428 398 285 2401
All adults 360 531 605 770 784 732 493 4275

a Meets moderate/vigorous physical activity (MVPA) guidelines: at least 150 minutes of moderately intensive physical activity or 75 minutes vigorous activity per week or an equivalent combination of both. Some activity: 60-149 minutes of moderate activity or / 30-74 minutes of vigorous activity or an equivalent combination of these. Low activity: 30-59 minutes of moderate activity or 15-29 minutes of vigorous activity or an equivalent combination of these. Very low activity: Less than 30 minutes of moderate activity or less than 15 minutes of vigorous activity or an equivalent combination of these
b Physical activity guidelines for those aged 16-18 are at least one hour of moderate or vigorous activity each day. As SHeS participants of that age were given the adult questionnaire, which does not ask separately about each day, they have been included in this table assessed against the adult criteria


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