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Table 2 Estimated physical activity (h/d and MET*h/d) by sex, type, and intensity of activity1.

From: Estimated physical activity in Bavaria, Germany, and its implications for obesity risk: Results from the BVS-II Study

Type and intensity* of activity/inactivity Total (n = 893) Women (n = 528) Men (n = 365) p-value2 (MET*h/d)
  h/d MET*h/d h/d MET*h/d h/d MET*h/d  
  Median (Interquatile range)  
Occupation        
   total 2.86 (5.71) 5.36 (14.00) 2.86 (5.71) 5.14 (14.29) 2.95 (6.07) 6.83 (12.60) 0.799
   light 82.6% # 68.1% 89.9% 82.4% 75.8% 55.2%  
   moderate 13.2% 21.5% 8.8% 13.6% 17.7% 28.7%  
   vigorous 4.0% 10.4% 1.7% 4.0% 6.5% 16.2%  
Sports        
   total 0.12 (0.63) 0.48 (3.34) 0.08 (0.53) 0.38 (2.83) 0.14 (0.73) 0.59 (4.50) 0.028
   moderate 57.5% 43.1% 66.7% 52.9% 51.1% 36.4%  
   vigorous 40.0% 56.9% 33.3% 46.6% 48.9% 63.6%  
LTPAstrenuous3        
   total 0.00 (0.54) 0.00 (1.71) 0.00 (0.57) 0.00 (2.10) 0.00 (0.36) 0.00 (1.55) 0.893
   light 5.0% 3.2% 5.4% 4.4% 4.8% 2.2%  
   moderate 92.5% 92.4% 91.95 90.4% 95.2% 94.0%  
   vigorous 2.5% 4.5% 2.7% 5.2% 2.4% 3.8%  
TV/PCleisure time4 1.64 (1.82) 1.64 (1.82) 1.38 (1.52) 1.38 (1.52) 2.00 (1.96) 2.00 (1.96) <0.001
Sleeping5 7.43 (1.39) 6.69 (1.25) 7.56 (1.37) 6.80 (1.23) 7.31 (1.36) 6.58 (1.22) 0.016
LTPAnon-reported6 10.93 (4.04) 19.12 (7.08) 11.26 (4.17) 19.71 (7.30) 10.61 (4.08) 18.56 (7.14) <0.001
Total daily activity score
   MET*h   37.52 (7.18)   37.35 (5.58)   37.92 (8.80) <0.001
   PALest.   1.62 (0.31)   1.61 (0.24)   1.63 (0.38) <0.001
  1. 1 Weighted for deviation from the underlying Bavarian population (sex, age, region)
  2. 2 Mann-Whitney U-test
  3. 3 LTPAstrenuous = strenuous leisure time physical activity
  4. 4 TV/PCleisure time (1.0 MET)
  5. 5 Sleeping (0.9 MET)
  6. 6 LTPAnon-reported = non-reported leisure time physical activity (1.75 METs)
  7. * Light (<3 METs), moderate (3–6 METs), vigorous (>6 METs)
  8. # Percentage of mean h/d and mean MET*h/d, respectively, of the corresponding activity domain