Table 5

Race and Gender Patterns of Physical Activity in the NHAPS Study3.

Race

Gender

Number of Individuals (N)

Number of activities1

Leisure Time Physical Activities

Household Related Activities

Mean Score (kcal/kg)

(%)2

(kcal/kg)

(%)2

(kcal/kg)


White

Male

2753

31

6.7

2.70

20.3

8.18

40.3

Female

3399

26

4.5

1.71

34.0

12.92

38.0

African-American

Male

277

23

6.3

2.39

16.7

6.35

38.0

Female

442

17

1.5

0.55

29.7

10.87

36.6

Hispanic

Male

124

25

6.3

2.48

20.0

7.86

39.3

Female

155

19

4.5

1.68

32.2

12.04

37.4

Asian

Male

63

17

3.2

1.12

21.7

7.62

35.1

Female

60

21

8.1

3.05

23.4

8.82

37.7


1Number of activities to account for 90% of energy expenditure for each group. 2Percentage of energy expenditure for each group 3National 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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