Table 2

Self-reported physical activity at baseline and follow-up according to self-reported changes in physical activity at follow-up

Self-reported changes in physical activity (appendix question 4)
No increase in physical activityIncrease in physical activity
BaselineFollow-upp ValueBaselineFollow-upp Value
General physical activity level (appendix question 1), n (%)
 1366 (29.9)386 (29.0)0.625*48 (17.0)15 (4.9)<0.001*
 2681 (55.7)741 (55.7)170 (60.3)169 (55.4)
 3176 (14.4)203 (15.2)64 (22.7)120 (39.3)
 401 (0.1)01 (0.3)
Frequency of at least moderate intensity LTPA (appendix question 2), mean (SD)2.3 (2.4)2.5 (4.3)0.0942.7 (1.8)4.2 (5.2)<0.001
Everyday activities (appendix question 3), n (%)
 1194 (16.3)180 (15.2)0.718*33 (12.0)21 (7.6)0.034*
 2421 (35.4)429 (36.1)92 (33.3)87 (31.5)
 3263 (22.1)270 (22.7)60 (21.7)59 (21.4)
 4109 (9.2)97 (8.2)33 (12.0)31 (11.2)
 5201 (16.9)212 (17.8)58 (21.0)78 (28.3)
Work-related physical activity (appendix question 5), n (%)
 1645 (58.0)664 (59.7)0.234*148 (56.5)139 (53.1)0.225*
 2217 (19.5)208 (18.7)40 (15.3)51 (19.5)
 3198 (17.8)197 (17.7)63 (24.1)59 (22.5)
 453 (4.8)44 (4.0)11 (4.2)13 (5.0)
  • * Differences in frequency distributions (cross-tab marginal homogeneity) were checked for significance using Bhapkar's test for multiple categories.

  • By paired t test.

  • LTPA, leisure-time physical activity.