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Table 5 Participants1 meeting physical activity recommendations.

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

a) by BMI (kg/m2)       Total      
(n = 893)
Underweight
(BMI <18.5)
(n = 35)
  Normalweight  
(BMI 18.5-<25)
(n = 402)
  Overweight  
(BMI 25-<30)
(n = 312)
      Obese      
(BMI ≥ 30)
(n = 144)
    
  n % n % n % n % n %     
WHO-recommendation: PAL ≥ 1.75 §
Public health recommendation (ACSM/CDC): ≥ 30 min/d of moderate-intense (≥ 3 METs) activity
275 31.4 13 29.7 137 35.1 93 30.8 32 22.8     
   in all activity-domains 498 55.9 20 48.6 214 53.7 183 59.9 81 55.9     
   in leisure time (sports, LTPAstrenuous2) 452 50.1 17 40.5 199 49.2 162 52.2 74 51.0     
   in sports only 266 30.2 17 40.5 135 35.2 83 26.8 31 20.7     
b) by age (years) Total
(n = 893)
<18
(n = 48)
18-<30
(n = 99)
30-<40
(n = 196)
40-<50
(n = 182)
50-<65
(n = 228)
≥65
(n = 140)
  n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
WHO-recommendation: PAL ≥ 1.75 §
Public health recommendation (ACSM/CDC): ≥ 30 min/d of moderate-intense (≥ 3 METs) activity
275 31.4 15 34.8 42 41.5 61 31.3 75 42.2 67 30.3 15 9.0
   in all activity domains 498 55.9 33 67.7 54 52.5 96 49.2 105 57.8 134 59.1 76 55.6
   in leisure time (sports, LTPAstrenuous2) 452 50.2 33 67.7 52 50.0 78 37.7 93 49.7 122 53.8 74 54.1
   in sports only 266 30.1 32 63.6 35 35.6 44 22.0 54 28.7 63 28.8 38 23.9
  1. 1weighted for deviation from the underlying Bavarian population; 2LTPAstrenuous = strenuous leisure time physical activity
  2. § comparing the PALest. values from the present study with limited accuracy with a recommendation based on precise PAL values given by the WHO