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Table 1 Characteristics of the Romsås in Motion Study participants by compliance to IPAQ-L

From: An adapted version of the long International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-L): construct validity in a low-income, multiethnic population study from Oslo, Norway

  IPAQ-L complete,
N = 2274
IPAQ-L missing or incomplete,
N = 676
P-value2
Age, mean (SD) 47.1 (9.8) 46.7 (10.1) NS
Education, years, mean (SD) 12.1 (3.7) 11.1 (4.1) < 0.001
Full-time employment, % 64 57 < 0.01
"Western" country of birth, % 84 60 < 0.001
Good health in general, % 69 58 < 0.001
No regular hard LPA last year1, % 37 47 < 0.001
BMI, kg/m2, mean (SD) 26.8 (4.7) 26.8 (4.6) NS
  1. 1According to a short questionnaire on hard leisure-time physical activity (LPA) in the main study questionnaire [6]. 2Chi-square test or unpaired t-test, p-values are two-tailed.