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Table 1 Physical activity referral rates in relation to sex and age

From: Physical activity referrals in Swedish primary health care – prescriber and patient characteristics, reasons for prescriptions, and prescribed activities

  2004 2005 Total
  Number (%) PARs-rate Number (%) PARs-rate Number (%) PARs-rate
Sex       
Female 2218 (66.3) 1.7 1972 (66.7) 1.5 4190 (66.5) 1.6
Male 1125 (33.6) 1.1 983 (33.3) 0.9 2108 (33.5) 1.0
Age group       
0–17 13 (0.4) 0.03 19 (0.6) 0.04 32 (0.5) 0.04
18–29 160 (4.8) 0.5 183 (6.2) 0.6 343 (5.4) 0.6
30–44 716 (21.4) 1.8 556 (18.8) 1.4 1272 (20.2) 1.6
45–64 1683 (50.3) 2.7 1449 (49.1) 2.3 3132 (49.7) 2.5
65+ 771 (23.1) 1.3 747 (25.3) 1.2 1518 (24.1) 1.2
Total 3344 1.4 2956 1.2 6300 1.3
  1. Note: The PARs-rates are the number of PARs issued in PHC during one year divided by the number of unique individuals that visited PHC in one year.