Scotland: share of individuals who underestimated physical activity guidelines by age

This statistic displays the proportion of individuals who underestimated physical activity guidelines in Scotland in 2013, by gender and age. In this year, 29 percent of men and 33 percent of women aged 75 years and over underestimated the recommended amount of physical activity that individuals should do.

Proportion of individuals who underestimated physical activity guidelines in Scotland in 2013, by gender and age

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Source

Release date

December 2014

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

January to December 2013

Number of respondents

3,798*

Age group

19 years and older

Method of interview

CAPI interview, questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men)=1,791, n (women)=2,007
The source provides the following information:
The guideline is for adults to do at least 150minutes of moderately intensive activity or at least 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week, or an equivalent combination of these. The question asked respondents if they knew how much moderate intensity activity was recommended.

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