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Table 1 Participants characteristics, n = 122

From: Validation of the NPAQ-short – a brief questionnaire to monitor physical activity and compliance with the WHO recommendations

Questionnaire data N (%)
Sex, men 61 (50)
Age, mean (min;max) 43 (17;85)
Educational levela
 Low 45 (37)
 Medium 45 (37)
 High 32 (26)
Labour market attachment
 Employed 70 (57)
 Student 27 (22)
 Unemployed/ retired 25 (21)
BMI > 25, kg/m2 45 (37)
Self-rated health; Less good/bad 7 (6)
Chronic disease (lasting > 6 mo)b 37 (30)
Functional limitationsc 51 (42)
Inactive during leisure time 12 (10)
Physical activity, self-reported min/week (from questionnaire, n = 122)
MVPA, closed-endedd
  ≤ 150 min 55 (45)
  ≥ 150 min 67 (55)
VPA, closed-endede
  ≤ 60 min 61 (50)
  ≥ 60 min 61 (50)
MVPA, open-ended, median (IQRf) 210 (120;330)
VPA, open-ended, median (IQRf) 90 (30;120)
Physical activity, objectively measured min/week (from Actiheart, n = 92) Median (IQRf)
MVPA 320 (160;549)
VPA 50 (11;114)
  1. aLow: Basic school, vocational school or upper secondary. Medium: 3–4 years of higher education e.g. teacher, nurse, bachelor degree. High: > 4 years of higher education e.g. doctor, engineer, master’s degree
  2. bIncludes any illness, disease or disability lasting more than 6 months
  3. cExperiencing any functional limitation during the past 6 months
  4. d ≤ 150 min: < 30, 30–90, 90–150 min. ≥150 min: 150–300, > 300 min
  5. e ≤ 60 min: < 30; 30–60 min. ≥60 min: 60–90; 90–150; > 150 min
  6. fInterquartile Range (IQR):25;75