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Scottish Health Survey 2014 - volume 1: main report

Presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2014, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

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Table 5.7 Adult sport participation, 2014, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2014
Participation in activity during last four weeks Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Workout at a gym / Exercise bike / Weight training 33 31 27 20 11 6 4 21
Exercises 35 31 20 14 10 5 7 19
Swimming 17 17 22 14 9 9 3 14
Running / jogging 38 25 19 15 4 1 0 16
Cycling 25 16 20 17 11 6 2 15
Hillwalking / rambling 8 11 11 12 14 6 3 10
Aerobics / Keep fit / Gymnastics / Dance for fitness 4 7 5 3 2 1 1 3
Football / rugby 40 16 16 7 1 0 - 12
Any other type of dancing 11 3 3 4 1 3 1 4
Golf 5 7 6 13 10 11 6 8
Snooker / billiards / pool 22 12 6 6 6 2 2 8
Badminton / tennis 6 6 3 2 2 - - 3
Yoga / pilates 1 3 2 1 1 1 - 2
Bowls 1 1 1 2 3 6 5 2
Tenpin bowling 2 3 2 2 1 - - 2
Squash 2 1 2 1 - - - 1
Fishing / angling 5 1 2 1 3 1 1 2
Aqua-robics / aquafit / exercise class in water - - - - - - - -
Athletics 3 1 - 2 - - - 1
Basketball 10 2 0 - - - - 2
Climbing 2 4 3 2 1 - - 2
Horse riding 0 - - 0 - - - 0
Ice skating 0 2 1 0 - - - 1
Martial arts including Tai Chi 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
Skiing / snowboarding 0 3 0 0 1 - - 1
Table tennis 2 2 2 0 2 1 - 1
Any other sport or exercisea 8 5 6 5 4 4 1 5
Any sport or exercise 85 79 68 60 54 40 27 62
No sport or exercise 15 21 32 40 46 60 73 38
Women
Workout at a gym / Exercise bike / Weight training 24 23 18 15 7 7 1 14
Exercises 32 25 19 12 6 6 3 15
Swimming 25 19 19 16 11 7 1 15
Running / jogging 21 18 15 8 3 0 - 10
Cycling 5 9 9 6 5 2 1 6
Hillwalking / rambling 11 10 10 11 9 5 1 9
Aerobics / Keep fit / Gymnastics / Dance for fitness 11 17 13 14 7 8 5 11
Football / rugby 3 1 1 0 0 - - 1
Any other type of dancing 10 7 4 6 5 5 0 5
Golf 1 0 0 2 2 1 2 1
Snooker / billiards / pool 4 2 1 1 - - - 1
Badminton / tennis 5 2 2 3 3 0 - 2
Yoga / pilates 6 8 6 6 3 3 1 5
Bowls 2 1 - 1 3 2 4 2
Tenpin bowling 2 3 2 1 0 - - 1
Squash 0 0 - 0 - - - 0
Fishing / angling 1 0 0 1 0 1 - 0
Aqua-robics / aquafit / exercise class in water 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 1
Athletics 2 - - - 0 - - 0
Basketball 1 - 0 - - - - 0
Climbing - 1 1 1 0 - - 0
Horse riding 4 2 1 2 0 - - 1
Ice skating 1 3 1 2 0 - - 1
Martial arts including Tai Chi - 1 1 0 - 0 1 1
Skiing / snowboarding 0 1 0 0 0 - - 0
Table tennis 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
Any other sport or exercisea 7 7 3 3 2 2 0 4
Any sport or exercise 70 64 55 52 38 31 19 48
No sport or exercise 30 36 45 48 62 69 81 52
All adults
Workout at a gym / Exercise bike / Weight training 28 27 22 18 9 7 2 17
Exercises 33 28 19 13 8 6 5 17
Swimming 21 18 21 15 10 8 2 14
Running / jogging 30 21 17 11 3 1 0 13
Cycling 15 12 14 11 8 4 1 10
Hillwalking / rambling 9 10 11 12 11 6 2 9
Aerobics / Keep fit / Gymnastics / Dance for fitness 8 12 9 8 5 5 3 7
Football / rugby 22 9 8 3 1 0 - 6
Any other type of dancing 10 5 3 5 3 4 1 5
Golf 3 3 3 7 6 6 4 5
Snooker / billiards / pool 13 7 3 4 3 1 1 5
Badminton / tennis 6 4 3 3 2 0 - 3
Yoga / pilates 4 6 4 4 2 2 0 3
Bowls 2 1 0 1 3 4 4 2
Tenpin bowling 2 3 2 2 1 - - 2
Squash 1 1 1 1 - - - 1
Fishing / angling 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Aqua-robics / aquafit / exercise class in water 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1
Athletics 2 0 - 1 0 - - 1
Basketball 6 1 0 - - - - 1
Climbing 1 2 2 1 1 - - 1
Horse riding 2 1 1 1 0 - - 1
Ice skating 0 2 1 1 0 - - 1
Martial arts including Tai Chi 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 1
Skiing / snowboarding 0 2 0 0 1 - - 1
Table tennis 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 1
Any other sport or exercisea 7 6 5 4 3 3 1 4
Any sport or exercise 78 71 61 56 46 35 22 55
No sport or exercise 22 29 39 44 54 65 78 45
Bases (weighted):
Men 320 356 357 417 347 263 173 2233
Women 314 375 379 441 365 294 253 2421
All adults 634 731 736 859 712 557 426 4654
Bases (unweighted):
Men 202 250 306 362 358 360 227 2065
Women 232 337 421 431 437 419 313 2590
All adults 434 587 727 793 795 779 540 4655

a Other sports or exercise include all named sports in the questionnaire, in which less than 0.5% of the adult population took part, i.e. canoeing, cricket, curling, hockey, netball, powerboating, rowing, sailing, shinty, skateboarding, subaqua, surfing, volleyball and waterskiing, plus any sport or form of exercise which was not listed on the questionnaire

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