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Table 1 Criteria used to define leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) levels included in the GPAQ data analysis protocol

From: Prevalence of leisure-time sedentary behaviour and sociodemographic correlates: a cross-sectional study in Spanish adults

LTPA level Inclusion criteria
1 High • ≥3 days of leisure-time vigorous activity in a typical week amounting to at least 1500 MET-minutes per week of LTPA or
• ≥7 days of leisure-time moderate and vigorous activity in a typical week amounting to at least 3000 MET-minutes per week of LTPA.
2 Moderate Not meeting the criteria for a “high” level of LTPA but fulfilling some of the following three criteria:
• ≥3 days of leisure-time vigorous activity in a typical week of at least 20 min duration per day or
• ≥5 days of leisure-time vigorous and moderate activity in a typical week, of at least 30 min duration per day or
• ≥5 days of leisure-time moderate and vigorous activity in a typical week amounting to at least 600 MET- minutes per week of LTPA.
3 Low Not meeting the criteria for a “high” or “moderate” LTPA level