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Table 2 Participation in physical activity in the previous 2 weeks and in the previous 12 months

From: The contribution of sport participation to overall health enhancing physical activity levels in Australia: a population-based study

  Types of activitya Sessionsb
Physical activity participation: breakdowns Previous 2 weeks Previous 12 months Previous 2 weeks Previous 12 months
  n % n % n % n %
All activities: by HELPA category 26,834   37,020   116,573   3,614,593  
 HELPA (78 types) 25,263 94.1 34,790 94.0 112,149 96.2 3,480,146 96.3
 Non-HELPA (17 types) 1572 5.9 2230 6.0 4423 3.8 134,447 3.7
HELPA activities: by context 25,263   34,790   112,149   3,480,146  
 Non-organised 18,348 72.6 24,830 71.4 88,821 79.2 2,672,294 76.8
 Organised non-club 2650 10.5 3717 10.7 9012 8.0 307,259 8.8
 Club 4265 16.9 6243 17.9 14,316 12.8 500,593 14.4
HELPA activities: by frequency 34,662   2,861,302  
 Occasional (<12 times) 5253 15.2 29,605 1.0
 Regular (≥12 times) 29,409 84.8 2,831,698 99.0
  21,559   112,166  
 Occasional (<2 times) 3208 14.9 3208 2.9
 Regular (≥2 times 18,351 85.1 108,958 97.1
HELPA activities: by sport category 25,263   34,790   112,149   3,480,146  
 HELPA sport (50 types) 11,732 46.4 17,991 51.7 32,790 29.2 1,120,835 32.2
 HELPA non-sport (28 types) 13,531 53.6 16,799 48.3 79,360 70.8 2,359,311 67.8
HELPA sport activities: by context 11,732   17,991   32,790   1,120,835  
 Non-organised sport 6313 53.8 10,052 55.9 16,367 49.9 535,857 47.8
 Organised non-club sport 1419 12.1 2063 11.5 3235 9.9 118,392 10.6
 Club sport 4000 34.1 5876 32.7 13,188 40.2 466,585 41.6
HELPA sport activities: by frequency 17,928   1,121,440  
 Occasional (<12 times) 3907 21.8 22,192 2.0
 Regular (≥12 times) 14,021 78.2 1,099,248 98.0
  8910     32,806    
 Occasional (<2 times) 2011 22.6 2010 6.1
 Regular (≥2 times 6899 77.4 30,796 93.9
  1. Italic is major heading. Non-italic is minor heading
  2. aAggregated counts of types of activity reported by respondents
  3. bAggregated counts of sessions reported by respondents