Table 3.3 Adult summary activity levels (age-standardised), 2016, by area deprivation and sex

Aged 16 and over 2016
Summary activity levelsa Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
5th (Least deprived) 4th 3rd 2nd 1st (Most deprived)

% % % % %
Men
Meets MVPA guidelines 77 75 73 60 61
Some activity 8 10 8 10 11
Low activity 4 3 3 3 4
Very low activity 11 13 16 27 25
Women
Meets MVPA guidelines 71 64 60 55 48
Some activity 10 13 14 13 11
Low activity 4 6 6 5 8
Very low activity 15 17 20 27 34
All adults
Meets MVPA guidelines 74 69 66 57 54
Some activity 9 11 11 12 11
Low activity 4 5 4 4 6
Very low activity 13 15 18 27 29
Bases (weighted):
Men 440 382 442 373 413
Women 470 379 449 421 492
All adults 910 761 892 794 905
Bases (unweighted):
Men 419 416 427 318 294
Women 508 499 544 432 418
All adults 927 915 971 750 712

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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