Table 2

Prevalence (n (%)) of sufficient physical activity according to the different guidelines
Men Women
10-min bouts
ACSM/AHA 2007 a 101 (58.7%) 70 (37.8%)
5*30 min/day MVPA 99 (57.6%) 69 (37.3%)
3*20 min/day vigorous PA 22 (12.8%) 13 (7.0%)
US 2008 guidelines b 151 (87.8%) 130 (70.3%)
150 min/week MVPA 150 (87.2%) 126 (68.1%)
75 min/week vigorous PA 48 (27.9%) 29 (15.7%)
500 MET.min/week MVPA 154 (89.5%) 143 (77.3%)
Modified 10-min bouts
ACSM/AHA 2007 a 127 (73.8%) 103 (55.7%)
5*30 min/day MVPA 127 (73.8%) 103 (55.7%)
3*20 min/day vigorous PA 23 (13.4%) 14 (7.6%)
US 2008 guidelines b 162 (94.2%) 161 (87.0%)
150 min/week MVPA 162 (94.2%) 160 (86.5%)
75 min/week vigorous PA 49 (28.5%) 33 (17.8%)
500 MET.min/week MVPA 164 (95.4%) 167 (90.3%)
PAL 1.75 c 60 (34.9%) 40 (21.6%)
7*10000 steps/day d 28 (16.3%) 26 (14.1%)

a Meeting either ≥30 min/day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) on ≥5 days/week or ≥20 min/day of vigorous physical activity (PA) on ≥3 days/week. Note that these 2 categories are not mutually exclusive.

b Meeting either ≥150 min/week of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity or ≥75 min/week of vigorous physical activity. Note that these 2 categories are not mutually exclusive.

c Average physical activity level of ≥1.75 MET.

d Taking 10000 steps/day on 7 days/week.

Scheers et al.

Scheers et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:136   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-136

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