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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 5.11 Reasons for participating in sport, 2012/2014 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over who took part in any sport / exercise in the past month 2012/2014 combined
Reason for participating in activity Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
% % % % % % %
Men
Just enjoy it 71 70 72 69 78 73 72
To keep fit (not just to lose weight) 68 70 65 63 48 54 63
For health reasons / to improve health 16 33 41 37 35 33 32
To lose weight 11 29 40 31 21 14 25
To meet with friends 30 28 24 27 23 31 27
To improve my performance 39 30 24 26 14 15 26
To take children 0 12 26 11 8 3 11
To train / take part in a competition 30 16 17 15 8 8 17
To walk the dog 6 7 13 11 13 9 9
To help with my injury or disability 3 6 5 11 5 5 6
Part of my voluntary work 2 - 4 5 1 0 2
Other 8 6 5 8 7 3 6
Women
Just enjoy it 68 65 65 63 69 71 66
To keep fit (not just to lose weight) 64 67 67 70 66 59 66
For health reasons / to improve health 20 34 39 37 39 37 34
To lose weight 36 48 39 39 33 20 37
To meet with friends 25 24 24 22 25 35 25
To improve my performance 15 18 12 13 11 6 13
To take children 8 26 22 16 9 4 15
To train / take part in a competition 11 9 8 7 3 2 7
To walk the dog 9 10 15 20 13 8 13
To help with my injury or disability 1 6 7 6 8 10 6
Part of my voluntary work 4 2 1 2 1 - 2
Other 7 4 5 5 6 4 5
All adults
Just enjoy it 69 68 69 66 74 72 69
To keep fit (not just to lose weight) 66 69 66 66 56 56 64
For health reasons / to improve health 18 34 40 37 37 35 33
To lose weight 24 38 40 34 27 17 31
To meet with friends 27 26 24 25 24 33 26
To improve my performance 27 25 18 20 13 11 20
To take children 4 18 24 14 9 3 13
To train / take part in a competition 21 13 12 11 6 5 12
To walk the dog 8 8 14 15 13 8 11
To help with my injury or disability 2 6 6 9 6 8 6
Part of my voluntary work 3 1 2 4 1 0 2
Other 7 5 5 7 7 3 6
Bases (weighted):
Men 266 274 237 259 190 157 1384
Women 253 225 235 219 159 154 1244
All adults 519 499 472 478 349 311 2628
Bases (unweighted):
Men 141 174 209 223 203 219 1169
Women 171 184 267 244 186 198 1250
All adults 312 358 476 467 389 417 2419

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