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Table 1 Physical activity categories and cut-off levels based on the IPAQ scoring protocol

From: The association between health enhancing physical activity and neighbourhood environment among Swedish adults – a population-based cross-sectional study

Physical activity category Cut off levels
1 Low - no activity is reported or
- some activity is reported but not enough to meet categories 2 or 3.
2 Moderate - 3 or more days of vigorous activity for at least 20 min. per day or
- 5 or more days of moderate intensity activity or walking for at least 30 min. per day or
- 5 or more days of any combination of walking, moderate intensity or vigorous intensity activities achieving a minimum of 600 MET min·week-1
3 High - 3 or more days of vigorous activity accumulating at least 1500 MET min·week-1 or
- 7 days of any combination of walking, moderate or vigorous intensity activities achieving a minimum of 3000 MET min·week-1.
  1. See: http://www.ipaq.ki.se