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Table 4 Prevalence* of International Physical Activity Questionnaire categories by age group by gender and country; International Prevalence Study, 2002–2004.

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

Country % Prevalence
  Male Female
  18–39 40–65 18–39 40–65
  Low Mod High # Low Mod High Low Mod High Low Mod High
Argentina 26 32 41 28 40 33 21 34 45 34 36 30
Australia 13 17 70 16 23 61 19 28 53 21 30 49
Belgium 33 27 41 43 24 33 44 33 23 54 25 21
Brazil 17 36 46 36 33 31 31 54 15 38 51 11
Canada 10 22 69 15 25 59 13 30 57 18 31 51
China 7 30 63 8 37 55 8 40 53 5 35 60
Colombia 14 17 69 20 32 48 22 30 49 25 33 42
Czech Rep 7 20 73 13 25 62 9 31 60 12 34 55
Hong Kong 14 45 42 14 48 38 19 57 25 15 52 33
India 25 22 53 19 57 23 27 28 45 21 54 25
Japan 41 33 26 - - - 46 38 17 - - -
Lithuania 12 24 63 21 33 46 13 36 51 15 40 45
New Zealand 7 17 76 9 19 71 16 32 53 18 31 52
Norway 21 28 51 30 30 40 27 36 37 28 41 31
Portugal - - - 29 27 44 - - - 23 30 46
Saudi Arabia 38 35 27 49 39 12 35 32 32 39 29 32
Spain 17 31 52 34 28 38 24 41 36 24 45 30
Sweden 23 30 47 29 34 37 20 40 40 25 46 29
Taiwan 42 27 31 41 30 29 45 36 19 41 39 20
USA 11 16 72 16 23 61 18 26 56 19 24 57
  1. # low, moderate [mod] and high active IPAQ categories
  2. * Age-and gender – standardized to the world population 2002 [US Census Bureau 2002 [16]; Doll 1966, [17].
  3. † Australia: Age 18–64 only; Hong Kong: Age 20–64 only; Japan: Age 18–39 only; Portugal: Age 40–65 only