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Table 1 Occupational categories, frequently reported occupations, compendium codes and descriptions, and average MET values based on 3 approaches 1

From: Estimated and forecasted trends in domain specific time-use and energy expenditure among adults in Russia

Occupational categories Most frequently reported occupations 2011 Compendium codes and descriptions 2011 MET value Average MET value
Approach A2 Approach B3 Approach C4
Legislators, Senior Managers, Officials General Mgr, not classified (28.7%) 11472 manager, property 1.8 2.3 2.5 2.5
General Mgr Wholesale (18.5%) 11585 sitting meetings, light effort, general 1.5
Other Dept Mgr (13.2%) 11792 walking on job, 3.0 mph, moderate speed 3.5
Professionals Architect/Engineer, not classified (13.0%) 11135 engineer (e.g., mechanical/electrical) 1.8 2.3 2.1 2.4
Teachers (13.9%) 11585 sitting meetings, light effort, general 1.5
Doctors (9.0%) 11792 walking on job, 3.0 mph, moderate 3.5
Technicians and Associate Professionals Bookkeepers (18.0%) 11610 standing, light/moderate effort (e.g., nursing) 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.5
Nurses (13.5%) 11580 sitting tasks, light effort 1.5
Technicians, not classified (5.6%) 11792 walking on job, 3.0 mph, moderate 3.5
Clerks Store Clerks (22.9%) 11600 standing tasks, light effort (e.g., store clerk) 3.0 2.3 2.3 2.2
Cashiers (12.5%) 11580 sitting tasks, light effort (e.g., office work) 1.5
Secretary (11.7%)   
Service and Market Workers Shop salespersons (47.2%) 11600 standing tasks, light effort (e.g., store clerk) 3.0 4.0* 3.8 3.7
Police officers (10.3%) 11528 police, making an arrest, standing 4.0
Cooks (10.3%) 11115 cook, chef 2.5
Stall/market salespersons (8.0%) 11060 carrying moderate loads upstairs, moving boxes 8.0
Skilled Agricultural and Fishery Workers Forestry workers and loggers (35.0%) 11264 forestry, moderate effort 4.5 4.7 4.8 3.5
Market-oriented crop/animal producer (12.7%) 11192 farming, taking care of animals, general 4.5
Market-oriented animal producer, not elsewhere classified (10.2%) 11146 farming, moderate effort 4.8
11248 fishing, commercial, moderate effort 5.0
Craft and Related Trades Agricultural/industrial-machinery mechanics (15.9%) 11450 machine tooling, moderate effort 5.0 3.8 5.0 3.7
Welders (10.3%) 11430 machine tooling (e.g., welding) 3.0
Mechanics (8.5%) 11420 locksmith 3.0
Locksmith (7.4%) 11040 carpentry, general, moderate effort 4.3
Carpenters (6.7%)   
Plant and Machine Operators and Assemblers Heavy truck and lorry drivers (16.5%) 11766 truck driving, loading and unloading 6.5 4.0 4.0 3.1
Driver (12.1%) 11610 standing, moderate effort (e.g., assemble heavy parts) 3.0
Motorized farm/forestry operator (10.8%) 11500 operating heavy duty equipment, automated 2.5
Elementary (Unskilled) Occupations Domestic helpers/cleaners (23.0%) 11126 custodial work, moderate effort 3.8 4.4 4.7 3.6
Building caretakers (20.4%) 11476 manual/unskilled labor, general moderate effort 4.5
Farmhand/laborers (17.5%) 11146 farming, moderate effort 4.8
Army Armed forces 11585 sitting meetings, light effort, general 1.5 2.5 2.6 2.9
   11792 walking on job, 3.0 mph, moderate 3.5
  1. 1Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey.
  2. 2Used MET values for occupations included in the 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities.
  3. 3Used significant and medium physical effort and sitting measures from a usual workday.
  4. 4Used sitting, standing, and walking measures from a usual workday.
  5. *An average value for standing tasks and carrying moderate loads upstairs was determined. This value (5.5) was averaged with MET values for police and cook to determine the average MET value for service and market workers.