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Table 2 Various reported physical activities at follow-up in relation to frequency of activity at baseline

From: Reported frequency of physical activity in a large epidemiological study: relationship to specific activities and repeatability over time

  Hours and excess MET-hours a per week spent doing various activities reported ~3 years after baseline
  walking cycling gardening housework
  hours
mean
MET-hours
mean (SD)
hours
mean
MET-hours
mean (SD)
hours
mean
MET-hours
mean (SD)
hours
mean
MET-hours
mean (SD)
Baseline reported frequency
of strenuous physical activity
  n = 589,632   n = 589,632   n = 589,632   n = 589,632
Never 3.9 9.7 (12.8) 0.1 0.9 (5.7) 2.4 7.3 (9.9) 14.4 28.8 (23.0)
< Once per week 4.4 11.1 (12.1) 0.2 1.5 (6.8) 3.1 9.4 (10.8) 13.8 27.5 (21.2)
Once per week 4.8 12.0 (12.4) 0.3 1.9 (7.7) 3.3 9.8 (11.0) 13.5 27.0 (21.1)
2 to 3 times per week 5.2 13.1 (13.2) 0.4 2.8 (9.8) 3.5 10.5 (12.1) 13.3 26.6 (21.0)
4 to 6 times per week 5.9 14.8 (14.9) 0.6 4.4 (13.1) 3.8 11.4 (13.9) 13.4 26.7 (21.6)
Daily 7.5 18.6 (20.4) 0.6 4.4 (16.5) 4.1 12.3 (15.7) 15.4 30.9 (25.7)
Correlation coefficient   0.18   0.15   0.15   -0.03
P for trend   < 0.0001   < 0.0001   < 0.0001   < 0.0001
Baseline reported frequency
of any physical activity
  n = 589,896   n = 589,896   n = 589,896   n = 589,896
Never 3.2 7.9 (12.7) 0.1 0.6 (4.9) 2.2 6.7 (9.8) 14.7 29.3 (23.7)
< Once per week 3.3 8.2 (11.2) 0.1 0.9 (4.7) 2.6 7.9 (9.8) 13.7 27.3 (21.8)
Once per week 3.7 9.2 (11.3) 0.2 1.3 (6.1) 2.8 8.4 (10.0) 13.5 27.0 (21.6)
2 to 3 times per week 4.4 11.0 (11.5) 0.3 1.8 (7.6) 3.0 9.1 (10.6) 13.4 26.8 (20.8)
4 to 6 times per week 5.2 13.0 (12.1) 0.4 2.7 (9.1) 3.2 9.6 (11.2) 13.5 27.0 (20.5)
Daily 6.5 16.3 (15.9) 0.4 2.6 (10.9) 3.6 10.8 (13.0) 14.8 29.6 (23.3)
Correlation coefficient   0.31   0.11   0.14   0.01
P for trend   < 0.0001   < 0.0001   < 0.0001   0.002
  1. a Excess MET-hours: metabolic equivalent hours of energy expenditure in excess of basal metabolic rate; see Methods for details.