Table 2

Percentual distribution of characteristics of the study population (n = 4.899)

Characteristics of the respondents


    Demographic characteristics

Gender

Female

54.4%

Male

45.6%

Age

Child/adolescent (12–17 year)

7.8%

Youth (18–25 year)

6.9%

Young adults (26–40 year)

33.7%

Older adults (41–65 year)

33.6%

Elderly (>65 year)

18.1%

    Socio-economic characteristics

Level of education

Low

20.6%

Middle

59.8%

High

19.7%

Income

Low

32%

Middle

44.1%

High

23.8%

    Other characteristics

% of people with a garden

80.6%

    Urbanicity

Very highly urban

17.2%

Highly urban

18.7%

Moderately urban

19.7%

Sligthly urban

26.3%

Non urban

18.2%

    Physical Activity

% meets the Dutch public health recommendations for physical activity

51.7%

% of people actively engaged in sports activities

44.6%

Average (sd) number of minutes spent on sports activities per week

209 (236)

% of people who walk during leisure time

60.4%

Average (sd) number of minutes spent on walking during leisure time per week

214 (229)

% of people who cycle during leisure time

54.5%

Average (sd) number of minutes spent on cycling during leisure time per week

186 (199)

% of people who walk for commuting purposes

8.2%

Average (sd) number of minutes spent on walking for commuting purposes per week

146 (177)

% of people who cycle for commuting purposes

27.7%

Average (sd) number of minutes spent on cycling for commuting purposes per week

136 (123)

% of people who garden

39.7%

Average (sd) number of minutes spent on gardening per week

224 (279)

Health

Percentage with perceived general health 'good', 'very good' or 'excellent'

82.2%


Maas et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:206   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-206

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