Physical activity, by education attainment (NH)


Proportion of survey respondants who report that they are physically active more than 2.5 hours per week.

Full Title

Physical activity, by education attainment (NH)

Identification Number



Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Statistics Norway SSB

Date of Production


Contact Person

Name Affiliation E-mail address Universal Resource Identifier
Cassie Trewin

Date of Distribution



Date: 2017-06-23

Type: Endelig


Geographical level

Country and health regions


Both genders

Age groups

25-79 years

Time periods


Kind of Data

Statistics based on fewer than 3 cases is hidden to protect the identity of the patients. Figures are also hidden when the population group in which the cases originate, is smaller than 30 persons.

Frequency of updates

Every 3-4 years


Data is collected every 3-4 years from Statistics Norway's survey of level of living. A nationally representative sample of 10 000 individuals is drawn, with around 7 000 completing the survey via a personal or telephone interview. Survey participants are required to assess their own health, illness, disability, living habits and utility of health services. People living in institutions are not included. Each survey provides an indication of the population's health at a given point in time (cross-sectional survey). Repition of the survey provides an indication of developments in health over time. Nationally representative data.


helse, selvrapportert, god helse, dårlig helse, uhelse, vanhelse, sunnhet, usunnhet, frisk, syk, sykdom

Data quality

The health survey is a stable and regular source of data about different aspects of the population's health. In recent years, the survey has had a participation rate of around 60%, which is good compared with other health surveys in Norway. The question concerning physical activity has been changed and is therfore not comparable over time.

Related Materials

Physical activity in Norway - fact sheet

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