Table 6

Physical Activity Patterns of each Age Group in the NHAPS Survey1.

Age Group

Number of Individuals (N)

Leisure Time Physical Activities (%)2

Household Related Activities (%)2

No participation in LT PA (%)3

Mean Score (kcal/kg)


18–24

733

7.9

18.6

82.1

38.4

25–34

1622

6.7

23.8

82.2

40.0

35–44

1489

4.8

26.6

87.2

40.2

45–54

1187

4.7

26.9

87.4

39.1

55–64

962

3.6

30.5

89.5

38.7

65–74

816

5.2

35.2

88.4

36.7

75+

533

1.9

36.0

92.3

34.0


1National Human Activity Pattern Survey (NHAPS). 2 Percentage of energy expenditure for each group. 3Percentage of individuals who did not report at least one occurrence of leisure time physical activity in the previous 24-hour period.

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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