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Table 2 Baseline self-reported physical activity and self-rated health

From: Effect of vitamin D fortified foods on bone markers and muscle strength in women of Pakistani and Danish origin living in Denmark: a randomised controlled trial

 DanishPakistani
Total physical activity  
Physical activity score, no job1, n (%)n total DK = 3n total Pa = 22
 1: Sedentary0 (0%)3 (14%)
 2: Light1 (33%)15 (68%)
 3: Medium2 (67%)3 (14%)
 4: Heavy0 (0%)1 (4%)
Physical activity score, job and leisure, n (%)n total DK = 63n total Pa = 48
 1: Sedentary5 (8%)10 (21%)
 2: Light31 (49%)28 (58%)
 3: Medium22 (35%)9 (19%)
 4: Heavy5 (8%)1 (2%)
Self-rated health, n (%)n total DK = 66n total Pa = 70
 1: Very good24 (36%)5 (7%)
 2: Somewhat good37 (56%)34 (49%)
 3: Somewhat bad4 (6%)23 (33%)
 4: Very bad1 (2%)8 (11%)
Self-rated health compared to others of same age, n (%)n total DK = 66n total Pa = 70
 1: A lot better6 (9%)4 (6%)
 2: Somewhat better16 (24%)21 (30%)
 3: The same40 (61%)27 (38%)
 4: Worse4 (6%)18 (26%)
  1. 1Participant divided according to job situation in order to determine physical activity during their daily activities. Participant with a job were asked about activity during work and leisure time, participants without a job were asked about activities throughout the day, the only difference were the formulation of the questions. Physical activity score is a mean of eight self-rated questions on physical activity and sedentary time. The questions on physical activity is adapted from a previous intervention study [33]