Table 1

Prevalence of demographic, recreational environment, physical activity, and mental health variables
Men Women Total
N % N % N %
Recreational characters 1999:
Wild 145 3.6 176 3.5 320 3.6
Space 478 12.0 523 10.5 1001 11.2
Serene 244 6.1 313 6.3 558 6.2
Culture 981 24.5 1171 23.6 2154 24.0
Lush 1116 27.9 1291 26.0 2408 26.9
Number of recreational characters 1999:
0 2220 55.5 2876 57.9 5098 56.8
1 1073 26.8 1284 25.9 2359 26.3
2 358 9.0 415 8.4 774 8.6
3 223 5.6 221 4.5 444 5.0
4 109 2.7 153 3.1 262 2.9
5 14 0.4 17 0.3 31 0.3
Poor mental health 1999 (GHQ12) 498 13.1 883 19.0 1424 16.4
Physical activity 1999:
Sedentary 525 13.6 673 14.1 1198 13.9
Moderate activity 2477 64.1 3133 65.5 5613 64.9
Regular exercise 732 18.9 922 19.3 1654 19.1
Regular advanced exercise 129 3.3 55 1.1 184 2.1
Country of origin (1999):
 - other than Sweden 366 9.2 444 9.0 810 9.1
Cohabiting :
 - No 938 23.8 1299 26.5 2237 25.3
Financial stress :
 -Stressed 287 7.3 459 9.5 746 8.5
 -Slightly stressed 669 16.7 895 18.5 1564 17.9
 -Not stressed 2957 75.6 3485 72.0 6445 73.6
Mean age (years) 50.8 50.0 50.1

N = 7549 (persons who had moved between the occasions excluded).

Annerstedt et al.

Annerstedt et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:337   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-337

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