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Level of physical activity

Period: October 2004
Questions: During the last 7 days, on how many days did you:
i) do vigorous physical activities for at least 10 minutes at a time? On those days that you have performed vigorous physical activities for at least 10 minutes, how much time on average per day did you usually spend on doing vigorous physical activities?
ii) do moderate physical activities for at least 10 minutes at a time? On those days that you have performed moderate physical activities for at least 10 minutes, how much time on average per day did you usually spend on doing moderate physical activities?
iii) walk for at least 10 minutes at a time? This includes walking to office/school, walking to travel from place to place, and walking for leisure. On those days that you have walked for at least 10 minutes, how much time on average did you usually spend on walking in one of those days?

Classification: According to the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) Scoring Protocol (revised April 2004) 



Level of physical activity Male
Number (%)
Female
Number (%)
Overall
Number (%)
Inactive 193 (19.5%) 232 (21.2%) 425 (20.4%)
Minimally active 520 (52.4%) 652 (59.6%) 1173 (56.2%)
HEPA active * 271 (27.3%) 205 (18.7%) 476 (22.8%)
Unknown/Missing/Outliers 8 (0.8%) 6 (0.5%) 14 (0.6%)
Total 993 (100.0%) 1095 (100.0%) 2088 (100.0%)

Notes:
*HEPA (health-enhancing physical activity) active is a more active category for those people who exceed the minimum public health physical activity recommendations, and are accumulating enough activity for a healthy lifestyle.

Add-ups may not be equal to total due to rounding.

 

 

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