Scottish Health Survey - topic report: physical activity

This report presents findings from a study into the demographic, socioeconomic and health and lifestyle factors associated with meeting the adult physical activity guidelines in the Scottish population and whether the change in physical activity guidelines in 2011 affected the factors associated with meeting the guidelines. It also presents results from an investigation in to the factors associated with taking part in activity in the different domains that make up total physical activity.

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vi. 2012 data - new definition, includes walking definition for those aged 65+
vii. 2011 data - old definition
viii. Binary variable created from response to level of activity at work (only those in paid work in past 4 weeks).
ix. excludes those <18.5 as there was only 4 respondents
x. The wemwbs scale comprises 14 positively worded statements with a five item scale ranging from '1 - None of the time' to '5 - All of the time'. The lowest score possible is 14 and the highest is 70. The 14 items are designed to assess positive affect (optimism, cheerfulness, relaxation); and satisfying interpersonal relationships and positive functioning (energy, clear thinking, self-acceptance, personal development, mastery and autonomy). More information is available at . The original SHeS variable was recalculated for men and women (wemwbsM_D and wemwbsF_D). All wemwbs variables were dichotomised using the mean minus 1 SD for the cut-off point. It was calculated by all respondents, men and women separately and by year.

vi. the variable with the highest significant chi-squared value is entered into each step. It may not be significant at the end of the model due to latter variables being included.


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