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Table 1 Information from the Baecke Physical Activity Questionnaire (BPAQ) and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Form (IPAQ-SF)

From: Measurement of physical activity in urban and rural South African adults: a comparison of two self-report methods

Baecke physical activity questionnaire International physical activity questionnaire
Work index Vigorous physical activity
1. What is your main occupation?
low level/middle level/high level
1. During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do vigorous physical activities like heavy lifting, digging, aerobics, or fast bicycling?
___ Days per week
2. At work I sit?
never/seldom/sometimes/often/always
2. How much time did you usually spend doing vigorous physical activities on one of those days?
_ _ Hours per day; _ _ Minutes per day
3. At work I stand?
never/seldom/sometimes/often/always
Moderate physical activity
4. At work I walk?
never/seldom/sometimes/often/always
3. During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do moderate physical activities like carrying light loads, bicycling at a regular pace or double tennis?
___ Days per week
5. At work I lift heavy loads?
never/seldom/sometimes/often/always
3. How much time did you usually spend doing moderate physical activities on one of those days?
_ _ Hours per day; _ _ Minutes per day
4. At work I walk?
never/seldom/sometimes/often/always
Walking for recreation, exercise, sport, travel, at home or work
5. At work I am tired?
never/seldom/sometimes/often/always
5. During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do moderate physical activities?
___ Days per week
6. At work I sweat?
never/seldom/sometimes/often/always
6. How much time did you usually spend doing moderate physical activities on one of those days?
_ _ Hours per day; _ _ Minutes per day
7. If you work away from home, how do you get to work?
walk/cycle/car/taxi
Sedentary time
8. How long does it take you to walk/cycle to work?
015 min/16–30 min/31–60 min/1–2 h
7. During the last 7 days, on how much time did you usually spend sitting (at work, at home, during leisure time reading or watching TV) on a week days did you do moderate physical activities?
_ _Hours per week; _ _Minutes per week
9. What is your usual pace if you walk or cycle to work?
casual strolling/fairly brisk/brisk or fast
 
Sport index  
10. Do you play sport?
yes/no
 
11. Which sport do you play most frequently?
low level/middle level/high level
 
12. How many hours per week do you practice the sport?
<1 h/ 1–2 h/ 2–3 h/ 3–4 h/ >4 h
 
13. How many months a year do you practice the sport?
<1/ 1–3/ 4–6/ 7–9/ >9 months
 
14. If you play a second sport, which is it?
low level/middle level/high level
 
15. How many hours per week do you practice the second sport?
<1 h/ 1–2 h/ 2–3 h/ 3–4 h/ >4 h
 
16. How many months a year do you practice the second sport?
<1 / 1–3/ 4–6/ 7–9/ >9 months
 
Leisure index  
17. During leisure time I watch TV/ do sitting activities (read, needle-work, play cards)
never/seldom/sometimes/often/always
 
18. During leisure time I walk/ do standing activities (gardening/housework)
never/seldom/sometimes/often/always
 
19. Other leisure activities………………
never/seldom/sometimes/often/always
 
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