Table 4

Physical Activity Patterns of each Ethnic Group in the NHAPS Survey4.

Race

Number of Individuals (N)

Number of activities1

Leisure Time Physical Activities (%)2

Household Related Activities (%)2

No participation in LT PA (%)3


White

6152

32

5.6

27.2

85.9

African-American

719

21

3.6

24.0

90.8

Hispanic

279

27

5.2

26.2

86.7

Asian

123

22

5.5

22.5

82.9

Other

121

25

4.0

25.0

85.9


1Number of activities to account for 90% of energy expenditure for each group. 2Percentage of energy expenditure for each group. 3Percentage of individuals who did not report at least one occurrence of leisure time physical activity in the past 24-hour period. 4 National Human Activity Pattern Survey (NHAPS). 173 individuals refused to identify their ethnicity and are not included in this table.

Dong et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2004 1:4   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-1-4

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