Table 2

The association between physical activity and weather conditions in the overall population (n=3123) adjusting for individual level factors (age, gender, education and self-rated health)

Daily counts per minuteSedentary time (min/day)
Precipitation (mm)
 0.0 (Ref)
 0.2–0.6−9.8 (−14.2 to −5.5)4.2 (1.6 to 6.8)
 0.6–2.6−14.4 (−19.2 to −9.6)7.8 (4.9 to 10.6)
 2.8+−24.9 (−29.6 to −20.2)13.4 (10.7 to 16.3)
Max temperature (°C)
 19.2 (Ref)
 14.3–19.1−2.3 (−7.6 to 3.0)5.5 (2.4 to 8.7)
 10.0–14.2−7.3 (−14.6 to 0.0)7.6 (3.3 to 11.8)
 <10−16.7 (−25.1 to −8.3)16.4 (11.4 to 21.3)
Day length (hour)
 14.90 (Ref)
 11.80–14.85−4.5 (−14.1 to 5.1)5.7 (0.5 to 10.9)
 9.28–11.75−8.8 (−19.2 to 1.7)8.8 (3.1 to 14.6)
 <9.26−9.6 (−21.0 to 1.8)9.1 (2.8 to 15.4)
  • First-order autoregressive models included all individual (age, gender, education, self-rated health and disability) and weather factors.