Table 4

Physical activity studies which used objective measures
No. Author, Year of publication, Country Sample size/Data source Data collection period Accelerometer Main variable (cut point) Epoch/ 10 min bouts Guidelines Number and percentage of sufficiently active old people
50 Troiano et al. [55] 2003–2004, USA 1260, 624 M/ National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey, NHANES 2003–2004 Actigraph model 7164 MPA (2020–5998 counts/min) VPA (5999 counts/min) 1min /Y CDC 1995 30, 2.4% men 2.5% women 2.3%
38 Tucker et al [43] 2011, USA 1018 (60+yr)/ NHANES, accerlerometry recorded data 2005–2006 Actigraph model 7164 MPA (2020–5998 counts/min) VPA (5999 counts/min) 1min /Y PAGA 2008 74, 7.25% 60–69: 441, 8.5% 70+: 577, 6.3%
METPA MPA (2020–5998 counts/min) +VPA (5999 counts/min) 1min /Y ≥500 MET-min·wk-1 176,17.24% 60–69: 441, 26.2% 70+: 577, 10.4%
51 Harris et al. [56] 2009, UK 238 (65+yr)/ Cross-sectional survey from Oxfordshire, UK 2006 Actigraph model GT1M MPA (2000–3999 count/min) VPA (≥4000 count/min) 1min /Y PAGA 2008 6, 2.5%
46 Hurtig-Wennlof et al. [51] 2010, Sweden 54 (66 -85yr), 23M/ direct validity study by accelerometer not reported, Before 2009 Actigraph, model GT1M MPA (mixed lifestyle activities: 760–2019 counts/min; ambulatory activities: 2020–4944 counts/min) VPA: ≥4944 counts/min 15S /N CDC 1995 47, 87.04%
52 Colley et al. [57] 2011, Canada 901 (60-79yr), 452 M/Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) 2007-2009 Actical accelerometer (Phillips – Respironics, Oregon, USA) MPA(1, 535–3,962 counts/min) VPA (≥3,962 counts/min) 1min /Y CDC 1995 40, 4.5% men: 5.3% women: 3.8%
1min /Y PAGA 2008 21, 13.1% men: 13.7% women: 12.6%
53 Davis & Fox [3] 2007 UK, France & Italy 163 (76.1±4.0 yr), 70 M/healthy volunteers recruited to the Better Ageing Project at four European sites based in the UK, France and Italy. not reported 2004-2006 Actigraph model 7164 MVPA (≥1952 counts/min) 1min /Y CDC 1995 0, 0
MVPA (≥1952 counts/min) 1min /Y PAGA 2008 3, 1.84%

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