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Table 3 Gender specific Prevalence* of International Physical Activity Questionnaire categories among 18–65 year-olds by country; International Prevalence Study, 2002–2004

From: The International Prevalence Study on Physical Activity: results from 20 countries

Country Weighted
Valid
n ##
Men (%) Women (%)
   Low active Moderate Activity High active Low active Moderate activity High active
Argentina 1189 27.1 (24–31) 35.4 (32–39) 37.5 (34–41) 26.3 (23–30) 34.9 (31–39) 38.6 (35–42)
Australia 2642 14.3 (12–16) 20.0 (18–22) 65.8 (63–68) 20.1 (18–22) 28.5 (26–31) 51.4 (49–54)
Belgium 1922 37.3 (34–40) 25.4 (23–28) 37.2 (34–40) 48.7 (46–52) 29.4 (27–32) 21.9 (19–25)
Brazil 981 25.6 (22–29) 34.9 (31–39) 39.5(35–44) 34.3 (30–38) 52.7 (48–57) 13.0(10–16)
Canada 2626 12.3 (10–14) 23.2 (21–26) 64.4 (62–67) 15.1 (13–17) 30.1 (28–33) 54.8 (52–58)
China 1593 7.4 (6–9) 33.4 (30–37) 59.1 (56–63) 6.4 (5–8) 37.4 (34–41) 56.2 (53–60)
Colombia 2974 16.5 (15–18) 23.7 (22–26) 59.7 (57–62) 23.1 (21–25) 31.2 (29–34) 45.7 (43–48)
Czech Rep 7468 9.8 (9–11) 22.1 (21–23) 68.2 (67–70) 10.0 (9–11) 32.2 (31–34) 57.7 (56–59)
Hong Kong 4657 13.8 (12–15) 46.5 (44–48) 39.8 (38–42) 16.8 (15–18) 54.6 (53–57) 28.6 (27–30)
India 1004 22.5 (19–26) 37.8 (34–42) 39.8 (36–44) 24.3 (21–28) 39.6 (35–44) 36.1 (32–40)
Japan 4618 41.1 (39–43) 33.1 (31–35) 25.8 (24–28) 45.6 (44–48) 37.8 (36–40) 16.7 (15–18)
Lithuania 2210 15.9 (14–18) 28.3 (26–31) 55.7 (53–59) 14.0 (12–16) 37.5 (35–40) 48.4 (45–51)
New Zealand 1449 8.0 (6–10) 18.0 (15–21) 74.0 (71–77) 16.5 (14–19) 31.3 (28–35) 52.2 (49–56)
Norway 1625 25.1 (22–28) 29.2 (26–32) 45.8 (42–49) 27.2 (24–30) 38.1 (35–41) 34.7 (31–38)
Portugal 1435 28.9 (26–32) 27.0 (24–30) 44.1 (40–48) 23.4 (20–27) 30.1 (27–33) 46.4 (43–50)
Saudi Arabia 974 42.8 (38–47) 36.8 (33–41) 20.2 (17–24) 37.3 (33–42) 30.7 (27–35) 32.2 (28–36)
Spain 1541 24.3 (21–27) 29.8 (27–33) 45.9 (42–49) 24.1 (21–27) 42.7 (39–46) 33.3 (30–37)
Sweden 1254 25.6 (22–29) 31.8 (28–35) 42.5 (39–46) 22.2 (19–25) 42.7 (39–47) 34.9 (31–39)
Taiwan 4773 41.3 (39–43) 28.2 (26–30) 30.5 (29–32) 43.3 (41–45) 37.6 (36–40) 19.1 (18–21)
USA 4587 13.6 (12–15) 19.2 (18–21) 67.2 (65–69) 18.2 (17–20) 25.0 (23–27) 56.7 (55–59)
  1. * Age and gender standardised to the world population 2002 [US Census Bureau 2002 [16]; Doll 1966, [17].
  2. † Australia: Age 18–64 only; Hong Kong: Age 20–64 only; Japan: Age 18–39 only; Portugal: Age 40–65 only
  3. ## note that sample sizes differ from Table 1 due to minimal missing data on some physical activity questions