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Table 2 Sources of physical activity energy expenditure, SWHS, 1997–2000

From: Patterns and correlates of physical activity: a cross-sectional study in urban Chinese women

  Non-exercisers Exercisers
  MET-h/week
Median (25th, 75th percentiles)
Total 96.7 (70.9, 128.7) 105.5 (80.9, 135.8)
Exercise/sports   9.2 (4.6, 17.5)
Non-exercise activities 96.7 (70.9, 128.7) 92.1 (69.1, 119.9)
   Transportation* 24.8 (14.9, 49.5) 23.8 (13.8, 41.3)
   Daily activity 34.7 (23.1, 46.2) 46.2 (23.1, 57.8)
   Stair climbing 5.3 (2.1, 8.4) 5.3 (2.1, 8.4)
   Household activities 28.0 (28.0, 42.0) 28.0 (28.0, 42.0)
  1. *Transportation to/from work
  2. Includes walking and cycling for daily errands (e.g., for shopping, etc)