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Table 4 Prescribed type of physical activity for referred patients

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
  (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
Prescribed activity*           
Walking 46.7 58.9 37.5 37.9 42.8 52.6 57 51.5 50.8 50.8
Nordic walking** 11.6 6.2 0 4.1 7.2 10.8 11.3 12.7 8.3 9.8
Running 0.7 1.5 6.3 1.7 1.8 0.8 0.2 1.7 0.6 1.0
Swimming 3.6 5.1 12.5 7.3 5.4 4.1 2.2 5.2 3.6 4.1
Water aerobic 31.0 12.9 6.3 19.2 22.7 25.5 27.1 21.2 26.5 24.9
Group Gymnastics 14.8 9.6 9.4 20.4 17.2 11.9 10.4 17.9 12.5 13.1
Weight & Circuit 17.3 21.4 40.6 33.5 26.7 17.6 10.6 17.6 19.8 18.7
Other activity 26.4 29.6 31.3 29.7 30.1 27.4 24.8 27.8 25.8 27.5
  1. Notes:
  2. *) The total sums exceed 100%.
  3. **) Nordic walking, also known as ski walking, pole walking or fitness walking, involves walking with modified ski poles.