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Physical activity: data introduction

The following physical activity data pages focus mainly on estimates of the percentage of adults and children in Scotland achieving the recommended level of physical activity each week. Table 1 shows the dimensions and geographies for which physical activity data are presented within the data pages that follow.

Table 1: Data for Scotland presented on the physical activity data pages

  Data presented?
(Y=yes; N=no)
Data dimensions/geographies Adults Children
By gender Y Y
By age group Y Y
By deprivation group Y Y
By NHS board area Y N
By council N N
Time trend Y Y
National target Y Y
Comparison with UK/GB Y Y
International comparison N Y


Data on other aspects of physical activity in Scotland are available from a variety of sources but are not presented here. For information on what other data might be available, see the key data sources page.

Please note: If you require the most up-to-date data available, please check the data sources directly as new data may have been published since these data pages were last updated. Although we endeavour to ensure that the data pages are kept up-to-date, there may be a time lag between new data being published and the relevant ScotPHO web pages being updated.

Page last updated: 14 September 2017

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