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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 6.1 Participation in different activity types for at least 15 minutes in the last four weeks, 1998, 2003, 2008, by age and sex a

Table 6.1 Participation in different activity types for at least 15 minutes in the last four weeks, 1998, 2003, 2008, by age and sex a

Aged 16-74
1998, 2003, 2008

Activity type (participation for at least 15 minutes at a time)

Age

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

Total 16-74

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

1998

Heavy Housework

38

52

48

45

32

36

43

Heavy Manual/Gardening/ DIY

19

31

33

33

25

23

28

Walking

45

42

37

27

19

13

33

Sports and Exercise

78

60

47

30

17

13

44

Any physical activities

95

92

86

78

58

55

80

Meeting activity recommendations b

57

52

41

34

27

14

40

2003

Heavy Housework

30

50

48

43

38

35

41

Heavy Manual/Gardening/ DIY

16

29

33

33

35

27

29

Walking

50

48

40

29

25

16

36

Sports and Exercise

72

62

57

46

36

31

52

Any physical activities

87

91

89

83

74

64

83

Meeting activity recommendations b

57

54

44

37

32

19

42

2008

Heavy Housework

28

49

52

49

42

41

44

Heavy Manual/Gardening/ DIY

15

28

33

32

33

25

28

Walking

53

50

40

35

28

21

39

Sports and Exercise

71

65

52

36

24

19

45

Any physical activities

90

93

89

82

73

64

83

Meeting activity recommendations b

57

62

51

42

36

21

46

Women

1998

Heavy Housework

52

72

74

66

55

43

62

Heavy Manual/Gardening/ DIY

5

12

15

13

9

6

11

Walking

36

30

31

25

19

12

26

Sports and Exercise

63

49

42

32

25

14

39

Any physical activities

85

89

89

82

69

53

80

Meeting activity recommendations b

35

34

36

31

20

8

29

2003

Heavy Housework

46

75

73

66

62

47

63

Heavy Manual/ Gardening/ DIY

3

11

14

15

12

7

11

Walking

34

38

32

29

24

13

29

Sports and Exercise

58

55

47

40

30

26

44

Any physical activities

82

93

90

82

78

61

82

Meeting activity recommendations b

34

39

38

33

26

14

32

2008

Heavy Housework

50

75

72

68

62

55

65

Heavy Manual/ Gardening/ DIY

2

7

17

14

13

13

11

Walking

42

36

38

32

24

19

32

Sports and Exercise

59

50

49

36

26

23

41

Any physical activities

83

90

88

84

75

67

82

Meeting activity recommendations b

40

41

42

35

29

20

35

Bases (weighted):

Men 1998

708

953

902

777

606

469

4415

Men 2003

580

610

761

670

569

406

3596

Men 2008

464

481

561

555

480

327

2867

Women 1998

677

942

912

798

662

583

4574

Women 2003

566

658

813

691

602

493

3823

Women 2008

445

487

615

590

503

383

3023

Bases (unweighted):

Men 1998

399

763

826

692

682

572

3934

Men 2003

333

453

729

614

633

507

3269

Men 2008

245

317

459

534

525

453

2533

Women 1998

528

973

1007

896

808

888

5100

Women 2003

403

599

883

795

777

577

4034

Women 2008

334

451

647

631

631

515

3209

a Due to changes in the methodology for calculating the % meeting the physical activity recommendations, these figures differ to those presented in the 2003 report. See chapter for details.
b 30 minutes or more of physical activity of moderate to vigorous intensity on at least five days a week