Table 1: Background characteristics of the respondents (N = 1,349).

GenderMale16.1%
Female83.9%

Age<5511.4%
55–6539.1%
65–7535.6%
>7513.9%
mean (SD)64.7 (8.7)

BMI<18,5 (underweight)0.7%
18,5–25 (normal/healthy weight)44.3%
25–30 (overweight)39.9%
>30 (obese)15.0%
mean (SD)26.1 (4.2)

Marital statusMarried or living together with partner62.3%
Unmarried and never been married5.4%
Divorced/living separately15.8%
Widow/widower16.5%

Current occupational statusWorking19.5%
Housewife/-man17.5%
Retired/early retirement51.0%
Not occupied/other options12.1%

Educational levelLow44.5%
High55.5%

UrbanizationVillage47.4%
Town or city52.6%

NationalityDutch94.8%
Other nationality5.2%

Perceived personal health statusRating on scale of 1–10mean (SD)7.3 (1.2)

Compliance with physical activity guidelines (SQUASH)Not complying with guidelines52.3%
Complying with guidelines47.7%

Viewing habitsWatching less than weekly6.1%
Watching 1-2 times a week20.3%
Watching 3-4 times a week41.0%
Watching 5–7 times a week32.5%

Participation in the NOM-tv exercisesParticipating occasionally22.4%
Participating every time/nearly every time77.6%