Table 7

Physical Activity Patterns of each EPA Region in the NHAPS Survey1.

EPA Region

Number of Individuals (N)

Leisure Time Physical Activities (%)2

Household Related Activities (%)2

No participation in LT PA (%)3

Mean Score (kcal/kg)


New England

464

7.2

26.2

84.5

38.5

North Atlantic

770

6.0

27.1

84.2

38.6

Mid-Atlantic

890

4.7

27.4

88.7

38.3

South Atlantic

1356

4.4

26.5

87.9

38.8

Midwest

1319

4.6

26.0

88.3

38.7

South Central

787

4.5

28.5

86.9

38.8

Central

345

3.5

28.1

91.6

39.3

North Central

276

5.7

24.9

83.3

39.4

Pacific

1005

7.6

26.0

82.8

38.4

Mountain

303

7.0

27.3

82.5

40.0


1National Human Activity Pattern Survey (NHAPS). 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.

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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