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Table 5 Spearman correlation coefficients for IPAQ (short version, last 7 days) with the VO2max and ActiReg to assess criterion validity

From: Reliability and validity of the international physical activity questionnaire in the Nord-Trøndelag health study (HUNT) population of men

Variables
Measures VO2max EE(MJ)1) PAL2) METs3)1–3 METs3) 3–6 METs3)6+
IPAQ short version (last 7 days)       
Vigorous days/week 0.36** 0.07 0.08 0.01 0.03 0.09
Vigorous hours/day 0.40** 0.05 0.09 -0.04 0.09 0.05
Total IPAQ vigorous 0.41** 0.05 0.08 -0.02 0.08 0.07
Moderate days/week 0.15 0.21 0.17 -0.13 0.16 0.14
Moderate hours/day 0.18 0.17 0.11 -0.05 0.12 0.07
Total IPAQ moderate 0.19 0.16 0.14 -0.1 0.17 0.1
Walking days/week 0.18 0.05 0.08 -0.07 0.07 0.19
Walking hours/day 0.14 0.17 0.2 -0.17 0.17 0.23*
Total IPAQ walking 0.14 0.16 0.23* -0.27* 0.26* 0.24*
Total IPAQ sitting 0.07 -0.25* -0.35** 0.44** -0.42** 0.31
IPAQ Mets min/week 0.30** 0.26* 0.29* -0.32** 0.34** 0.15
3 PA categories 0.31** 0.19 0.24* -0.31** 0.32** 0.16
BMI 3 categories -0.42** 0.31** 0.45 -0.09 0.08 -0.08
  1. * p < .05, ** p < .01.
  2. 1) average EE (MJ) per day
  3. 2) PAL = average physical activity level in 7 days
  4. 3) METs = average hours per day.
  5. see http://www.ipaq.ki.se for full text
  6. 3 PA categories = classification of physical activity in three levels; "low" "moderate" and "high"
  7. BMI 3 categories = Classification of BMI in three levels; "normal" (< 25 kg/m2), "overweight" (25–29.99) and "obese" (≥30 kg/m2)