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Table 4 Comparison of different categorised versions of self-reported and objectively measured physical activity

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

  Closed-ended n Open-ended,
Mean (min/week) (SD)
Objective measures
Mean (min/week) (SD)
MVPA (n=92)
  < 30 min 7 69 (64) 195 (264)
 30–90 min 17 132 (104) 284 (194)
 90–150 min 14 166 (75) 297 (235)
 150–300 min 33 277 (108) 391 (233)
  > 300 min 21 454 (322) 511 (246)
VPA (n=89)
  < 30 min 22 28 (41) 31 (44)
 30–60 min 25 69 (44) 79 (76)
 60–90 min 11 119 (27) 111 (112)
 90–150 min 25 147 (65) 65 (66)
  > 150 min 6 290 (155) 210 (97)