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Publication - Statistics Publication

Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report

Published: 20 Sep 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786524614

Findings and trends of the Scottish Health Survey 2015, providing information on the health of people living in Scotland.

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Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report
Table 7.2 Adherence to muscle strengthening and MVPA guidelines, adults, 2015, by age and sex

Table 7.2 Adherence to muscle strengthening and MVPA guidelines, adults, 2015, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2015
Proportion meeting guidelinesa Age Total
16-24b 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Meets MVPA & muscle guidelines 47 39 35 29 21 13 10 29
Meets MVPA guidelines only 31 39 43 37 38 44 32 38
Meets muscle guideline only - 1 1 1 0 1 2 1
Meets neither guideline 21 21 21 32 41 42 56 32
Total meeting MVPA guideline 79 78 78 66 59 57 42 67
Total meeting muscle guideline 47 40 37 30 21 14 12 30
Women
Meets MVPA & muscle guidelines 37 30 29 27 18 14 5 24
Meets MVPA guidelines only 35 37 38 39 37 34 19 35
Meets muscle guideline only 3 2 1 0 2 2 1 1
Meets neither guideline 25 31 33 34 43 49 76 40
Total meeting MVPA guideline 72 67 67 66 55 48 23 59
Total meeting muscle guideline 40 32 30 27 19 16 5 25
All Adults
Meets MVPA & muscle guidelines 42 35 32 28 19 13 7 26
Meets MVPA guidelines only 33 38 40 38 38 39 24 36
Meets muscle guideline only 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Meets neither guideline 23 26 27 33 42 46 68 36
Total meeting MVPA guideline 75 72 72 66 57 52 31 63
Total meeting muscle guideline 43 36 33 29 20 15 8 28
Bases (weighted):
Men 339 383 372 444 370 285 189 2383
Women 333 401 395 470 392 320 273 2585
All adults 672 784 767 914 763 606 463 4968
Bases (unweighted):
Men 194 239 313 403 406 396 278 2229
Women 211 343 390 483 486 459 361 2733
All adults 405 582 703 886 892 855 639 4962

a Meets moderate / vigorous physical activity (MVPA) guidelines = 150 mins moderate / 75 mins vigorous / combination of both per week; Meets muscle guideline = carries out activities that strengthen muscles on at least two days per week b Physical activity guidelines for those aged 16-18 are at least one hour of moderate or vigorous activity each day. As SHeS participants of that age were given the adult questionnaire, which does not ask separately about each day, they have been included in this table assessed against the adult criteria


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Email: Julie Landsberg, julie.landsberg@gov.scot