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# Scottish health survey 2017: volume one - main report

**25 Sep 2018**

Presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2017, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

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### Supporting files

### Table 7.4 Adult detailed activity levels, 2017, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over | 2017 | |||||||
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Participation in different activity types ^{a} | Age | Total | ||||||

16-24 | 25-34 | 35-44 | 45-54 | 55-64 | 65-74 | 75+ | ||

% | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | |

Men | ||||||||

Heavy Housework | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 38 | 58 | 61 | 49 | 47 | 42 | 30 | 48 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 1.3 | 2.6 | 2.4 | 2.5 | 2.1 | 1.8 | 1.7 | 2.1 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.23 | 0.38 | 0.24 | 0.27 | 0.23 | 0.27 | 0.35 | 0.11 |

Mean number of hours per week | 0.4 | 0.7 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 0.8 | 0.7 | 0.6 | 0.7 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.08 | 0.08 | 0.10 | 0.14 | 0.13 | 0.23 | 0.12 | 0.05 |

Heavy Manual / Gardening / DIY | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 4 | 16 | 31 | 26 | 25 | 24 | 12 | 21 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 0.2 | 0.8 | 1.4 | 1.9 | 1.4 | 1.4 | 0.9 | 1.2 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.12 | 0.22 | 0.30 | 0.36 | 0.24 | 0.24 | 0.27 | 0.11 |

Mean number of hours per week | 0.1 | 0.4 | 1.1 | 1.4 | 1.2 | 1.1 | 0.5 | 0.9 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.04 | 0.11 | 0.27 | 0.33 | 0.24 | 0.27 | 0.17 | 0.10 |

Walking (brisk/fast pace) ^{b} | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 66 | 53 | 54 | 46 | 36 | 43 | 30 | 48 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 13.2 | 10.6 | 10.6 | 9.3 | 7.2 | 7.3 | 5.4 | 9.3 |

Standard error of the mean | 1.23 | 0.89 | 0.95 | 0.85 | 0.68 | 0.67 | 0.79 | 0.37 |

Mean number of hours per week | 3.9 | 3.1 | 4.6 | 3.8 | 2.8 | 3.0 | 1.5 | 3.4 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.59 | 0.43 | 0.73 | 0.71 | 0.44 | 0.43 | 0.28 | 0.24 |

Sports & exercise | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 75 | 61 | 57 | 45 | 32 | 24 | 12 | 46 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 11.6 | 9.9 | 9.3 | 6.4 | 4.2 | 2.9 | 0.9 | 6.9 |

Standard error of the mean | 1.57 | 1.15 | 1.22 | 0.83 | 0.55 | 0.43 | 0.24 | 0.41 |

Mean number of hours per week | 7.6 | 5.4 | 5.5 | 4.9 | 3.6 | 3.1 | 1.4 | 4.7 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.83 | 0.62 | 0.66 | 0.61 | 0.35 | 0.36 | 0.25 | 0.24 |

Any physical activities ^{c} | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 95 | 92 | 92 | 84 | 78 | 66 | 42 | 82 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 20.3 | 19.6 | 18.6 | 16.0 | 13.2 | 8.8 | 4.6 | 15.3 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.94 | 0.78 | 0.83 | 0.84 | 0.68 | 0.68 | 0.64 | 0.37 |

Mean number of hours per week | 19.8 | 17.4 | 19.9 | 17.0 | 12.8 | 8.9 | 4.0 | 15.1 |

Standard error of the mean | 1.99 | 1.21 | 1.72 | 1.60 | 1.02 | 0.92 | 0.53 | 0.61 |

Women | ||||||||

Heavy Housework | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 47 | 71 | 68 | 68 | 56 | 53 | 31 | 58 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 2.4 | 3.2 | 4.0 | 4.2 | 3.2 | 2.8 | 1.6 | 3.2 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.38 | 0.25 | 0.30 | 0.34 | 0.32 | 0.30 | 0.25 | 0.12 |

Mean number of hours per week | 0.8 | 1.3 | 1.9 | 1.8 | 1.5 | 1.2 | 0.4 | 1.3 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.16 | 0.13 | 0.24 | 0.20 | 0.19 | 0.15 | 0.09 | 0.07 |

Heavy Manual / Gardening / DIY | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 3 | 6 | 8 | 12 | 12 | 11 | 4 | 8 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 0.2 | 0.2 | 0.4 | 0.4 | 0.4 | 0.5 | 0.3 | 0.3 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.17 | 0.06 | 0.10 | 0.07 | 0.08 | 0.12 | 0.13 | 0.04 |

Mean number of hours per week | 0.1 | 0.1 | 0.3 | 0.3 | 0.3 | 0.2 | 0.2 | 0.2 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.05 | 0.02 | 0.11 | 0.06 | 0.07 | 0.05 | 0.09 | 0.03 |

Walking (brisk/fast pace) ^{b} | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 51 | 45 | 45 | 41 | 32 | 42 | 26 | 41 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 9.7 | 9.3 | 8.7 | 8.1 | 6.5 | 7.3 | 4.1 | 7.8 |

Standard error of the mean | 1.00 | 0.82 | 0.70 | 0.60 | 0.64 | 0.66 | 0.58 | 0.30 |

Mean number of hours per week | 2.5 | 3.1 | 2.9 | 2.6 | 3.2 | 2.3 | 1.6 | 2.7 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.45 | 0.40 | 0.30 | 0.27 | 0.51 | 0.32 | 0.58 | 0.16 |

Sports & exercise | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 60 | 52 | 55 | 40 | 33 | 25 | 12 | 41 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 7.2 | 5.9 | 7.0 | 4.0 | 3.0 | 2.0 | 0.7 | 4.4 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.89 | 0.63 | 0.69 | 0.47 | 0.36 | 0.29 | 0.16 | 0.22 |

Mean number of hours per week | 4.7 | 2.9 | 3.8 | 2.8 | 2.7 | 1.4 | 0.5 | 2.8 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.65 | 0.31 | 0.34 | 0.35 | 0.43 | 0.19 | 0.10 | 0.15 |

Any physical activities ^{c} | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 85 | 92 | 87 | 84 | 73 | 66 | 40 | 77 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 16.2 | 15.7 | 15.7 | 14.2 | 11.9 | 8.0 | 3.7 | 12.7 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.95 | 0.72 | 0.67 | 0.63 | 0.70 | 0.60 | 0.56 | 0.29 |

Mean number of hours per week | 11.5 | 11.4 | 12.7 | 11.3 | 11.6 | 5.7 | 2.4 | 9.9 |

Standard error of the mean | 1.10 | 0.82 | 0.83 | 0.88 | 1.01 | 0.50 | 0.37 | 0.34 |

All adults | ||||||||

Heavy Housework | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 42 | 64 | 65 | 59 | 52 | 48 | 30 | 53 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 1.8 | 2.9 | 3.2 | 3.4 | 2.7 | 2.3 | 1.6 | 2.7 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.22 | 0.24 | 0.22 | 0.22 | 0.22 | 0.21 | 0.23 | 0.09 |

Mean number of hours per week | 0.6 | 1.0 | 1.4 | 1.4 | 1.1 | 0.9 | 0.5 | 1.0 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.09 | 0.09 | 0.13 | 0.13 | 0.13 | 0.14 | 0.08 | 0.05 |

Heavy Manual / Gardening / DIY | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 4 | 11 | 19 | 19 | 18 | 17 | 8 | 14 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 0.2 | 0.5 | 0.9 | 1.1 | 0.9 | 0.9 | 0.5 | 0.8 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.10 | 0.12 | 0.15 | 0.18 | 0.13 | 0.14 | 0.16 | 0.06 |

Mean number of hours per week | 0.1 | 0.2 | 0.7 | 0.8 | 0.7 | 0.6 | 0.3 | 0.5 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.03 | 0.05 | 0.14 | 0.16 | 0.12 | 0.13 | 0.11 | 0.05 |

Walking (brisk/fast pace) ^{b} | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 59 | 49 | 49 | 44 | 34 | 42 | 27 | 44 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 11.5 | 10.0 | 9.6 | 8.7 | 6.9 | 7.3 | 4.6 | 8.6 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.82 | 0.63 | 0.60 | 0.51 | 0.50 | 0.52 | 0.50 | 0.26 |

Mean number of hours per week | 3.2 | 3.1 | 3.7 | 3.2 | 3.0 | 2.7 | 1.6 | 3.0 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.37 | 0.33 | 0.41 | 0.39 | 0.37 | 0.29 | 0.36 | 0.16 |

Sports & exercise | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 68 | 57 | 56 | 42 | 33 | 24 | 12 | 43 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 9.4 | 7.8 | 8.1 | 5.1 | 3.6 | 2.4 | 0.8 | 5.6 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.97 | 0.68 | 0.69 | 0.49 | 0.34 | 0.28 | 0.14 | 0.24 |

Mean number of hours per week | 6.2 | 4.1 | 4.6 | 3.8 | 3.2 | 2.2 | 0.9 | 3.7 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.53 | 0.36 | 0.39 | 0.37 | 0.28 | 0.20 | 0.12 | 0.16 |

Any physical activities ^{c} | ||||||||

Any participation in last 4 weeks | 90 | 92 | 90 | 84 | 75 | 66 | 41 | 79 |

Mean number of days in last 4 weeks | 18.3 | 17.6 | 17.1 | 15.1 | 12.5 | 8.4 | 4.0 | 13.9 |

Standard error of the mean | 0.75 | 0.56 | 0.55 | 0.51 | 0.54 | 0.50 | 0.42 | 0.27 |

Mean number of hours per week | 15.7 | 14.3 | 16.2 | 14.1 | 12.2 | 7.2 | 3.0 | 12.4 |

Standard error of the mean | 1.27 | 0.79 | 0.96 | 0.92 | 0.77 | 0.54 | 0.35 | 0.38 |

Bases (weighted): | ||||||||

Men | 242 | 294 | 270 | 323 | 282 | 221 | 144 | 1776 |

Women | 237 | 306 | 285 | 345 | 297 | 244 | 203 | 1917 |

All adults | 480 | 600 | 554 | 669 | 579 | 465 | 346 | 3693 |

Bases (unweighted): | ||||||||

Men | 133 | 219 | 201 | 244 | 327 | 283 | 190 | 1597 |

Women | 159 | 287 | 324 | 365 | 383 | 342 | 236 | 2096 |

All adults | 292 | 506 | 525 | 609 | 710 | 625 | 426 | 3693 |

a In sessions of at least 10 minutes

b Walking at a "brisk pace" includes those aged 65 and above who reported walking slowly or at a steady pace, but who said that they exert themselves when walking

c Includes physical activity at work as well as the above four categories