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Table 3 Reasons for physical activity referral

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

  Sex Age group Profession Total
  Female
(n = 4190)
Male
(n = 2108)
0–17
(n = 32)
18–29
(n = 343)
30–44
(n = 1272)
45–64
(n = 3132)
65+
(n = 1518)
Physician
(n = 2142)
Other
(n = 3977)
n = 6300
  (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
Reasons for prescriptions*           
Sedentary 14.6 13.9 21.9 22.7 17.1 13.0 12.8 17.7 12.9 14.4
Musculoskeletal 44.6 28.8 43.8 40.5 46.0 37.8 35.7 37.2 40.4 39.1
Overweight 35.2 35.7 37.5 42.9 38.5 36.2 29.2 39.4 33.8 35.4
Diabetes 18.3 32.9 6.3 1.7 7.5 26.2 35.2 17.0 27.2 23.2
High blood pressure 20.4 28.9 0 1.7 10.1 27.9 30.2 25.3 22.7 23.3
Cholesterol 8.0 10.2 0 0.3 2.5 10.6 12.2 9.8 8.5 8.7
Mental health 10.1 7.4 3.1 23.0 16.2 8.1 2.4 14.1 6.9 9.2
Other reasons 9.4 8.0 15.6 9.0 7.4 8.4 11.1 10.1 8.3 8.9
  1. Notes:
  2. *) The total sums exceed 100%.