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Table 2 The characteristics of the study group and the prevalence (%) of study group subjects reporting leisure time physical activities, and adherence to WHO physical activity recommendations. Leisure time physical activity survey of the Estonian population in 2015

From: Leisure time physical activity in Estonian population: adherence to physical activity recommendations and relationships with overweight

  Men (n = 373) Women (n = 541)
  % Walking % Moderate LTPA % Vigorous LTPA % Adherence to WHO PA recommendations % % Walking % Moderate LTPA % Vigorous LTPA % Adherence to WHO PA recommendations %
Age groups           
15–24 years 18.8 78.6 50.0 65.7 45.7 13.9 66.7 38.7 40.0 24.0
25–34 years 22.8 58.8** 37.6 34.1*** 27.1* 17.6 68.4 30.5 26.3 17.9
35–39 years 30.6 50.9*** 35.1 29.8*** 24.6** 27.9 60.3 30.5 23.8* 19.2
50–64 years 21.2 50.6*** 25.3** 12.7*** 15.2*** 29.1 53.2** 34.8 17.7*** 20.9
65–69 years 6.6 52.0* 12.0*** 20.0*** 12.0*** 11.5 29.0*** 33.9 11.3*** 14.5
Education           
Basic/primarya 11.3 45.5 27.3 12.1 18.2 7.3 27.3 33.7 10.0 13.3
Secondary/vocationala 64.2 38.3 29.8 28.7** 24.5 58.4 58.9 31.5 17.4 19.5
Higher 24.5 68.1 40.3 38.9** 23.6 34.3 64.8 37.3 28.9* 20.7
Place of residence           
Capital 34.3 28.9 37.5 37.5 31.3 31.1 29.2 35.7 26.2 18.8
Big town, >35,000 inhabitants 15.8 28.9 40.7 40.7 33.3 18.6 37.6 36.6 20.8 27.7
Small town, 3000–30,000 inhabitants 16.9 68.3*** 30.2** 28.6 23.9 19.2 34.6 28.8** 24.0 19.2
Village 33.0 42.3 28.2 20.5* 21.1 31.1 50.0*** 38.7 21.3 16.7
Income           
Low (<300 €) 14.7 49.1 27.3 16.4 21.8 18.1 44.9 18.6 11.2 18.8
Average (301–550 €) 23.9 49.4 23.6 33.7* 23.6 34.0 35.9 38.0 20.6* 19.7
High (>550 €) 35.4 38.6 45.5 37.9*** 30.3 22.4 37.2 31.4 29.8*** 16.5
No income/refused 26.0 36.1 35.1 36.1** 25.8 25.5 38.4 31.9 29.7** 23.2
Occupation           
Top manager 10.2 76.3 47.4 42.1 31.6 15.0 63.0 35.8 32.1 21.0
Professional/specialist 18.2 66.2 45.6 42.6 30.9 22.5 68.9 36.0 21.3 18.9
Skilled worker 28.2 48.6*** 20.0** 19.0*** 15.2*** 17.2 47.3* 34.4 19.4 20.4
Pupil/student 12.8 81.3 56.3 64.6* 45.8* 8.5 78.3 45.7* 54.3* 28.3
Retired 12.6 46.8 51.1 17.0* 21.3*** 18.1 58.2 18.4* 8.2*** 16.3
Other/Missing value 18.0 46.9*** 13.4 30.0 4.5*** 18.7 59.8 23.7 18.8 15.8
  1. Note: a – pupils and students were excluded due to misclassification of education level
  2. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001 compared to the reference group (age group 15–24 years, basic/primary education, capital, low income, top manager) of the respective gender
  3. PA physical activity
  4. LTPA leisure time physical activity