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Table 1 Participant demographic characteristics and physical activity levels

From: Validity and responsiveness to change of the Active Australia Survey according to gender, age, BMI, education, and physical activity level and awareness

N (%) Total group Men Women
Male 176 (34.9)
Female 328 (65.1)
18 to 49 years of age 162 (32.1) 41 (23.3) 121 (36.9)
50 to 64 years of age 200 (39.7) 71 (40.3) 129 (39.3)
Over 65 years of age 142 (28.1) 64 (36.4) 78 (23.8)
School education 140 (27.8) 39 (22.2) 101 (30.8)
Vocational and technical education 193 (38.3) 83 (47.2) 110 (33.5)
Higher education 171 (33.9) 54 (30.7) 117 (35.7)
Healthy weight 123 (24.4) 31 (17.6) 92 (28.0)
Overweight 181 (35.9) 76 (43.2) 105 (32.0)
Obese 200 (39.7) 69 (39.2) 131 (39.9)
High physical activity awareness 320 (63.5) 102 (58.0) 218 (66.5)
Low physical activity awareness 184 (36.5) 74 (42.0) 110 (33.5)
Optimal overlap AAS & ActiGraph 256 (55.1) 90 (55.6) 166 (54.8)
Sub-optimal overlap AAS & ActiGraph 209 (44.9) 72 (44.4) 137 (45.2)
Active Australia Survey:
 = < 150 min MVPA week – baseline 283 (56.2) 93 (52.8) 190 (57.9)
 >  150 min MVPA week – baseline 221 (43.8) 83 (47.2) 138 (42.1)
 = < 150 min MVPA week – 3 months 153 (39.0) 49 (34.0) 104 (41.9)
 > 150 min MVPA week – 3 months 239 (61.0) 95 (66.0) 144 (58.1)
ActiGraph Accelerometer:
 = < 150 min MVPA week – baseline 257 (55.3) 72 (44.4) 185 (61.1)
 >  150 min MVPA week – baseline 208 (44.7) 90 (55.6) 118 (38.9)
 = < 150 min MVPA week – 3 months 177 (47.3) 43 (31.6) 134 (56.3)
 >  150 min MVPA week – 3 months 197 (52.7) 93 (68.4) 104 (43.7)
Mean ± SD Total group (N = 504) Men (n = 176) Women (n = 328)
Baseline Active Australia Survey
 Moderate PA (min/week) 163 ± 190 187 ± 218 150 ± 172
 Vigorous PA (min/week) 46 ± 93 65 ± 122 36 ± 72
 MVPA (min/week) 210 ± 243 253 ± 286 186 ± 213
Three month Active Australia Survey
 Moderate PA (min/week) 238 ± 238 284 ± 281 211 ± 205
 Vigorous PA (min/week) 59 ± 110 73 ± 136 51 ± 91
 MVPA (min/week) 297 ± 296 358 ± 369 262 ± 238
Baseline ActiGraph
 Moderate PA (min/week) 163 ± 122 190 ± 119 148 ± 122
 Vigorous PA (min/week) 4.4 ± 19.6 4.6 ± 19.2 4.4 ± 19.9
 MVPA (min/week) 167 ± 127 195 ± 124 153 ± 127
Three month ActiGraph
 Moderate PA (min/week) 187 ± 140 226 ± 152 164 ± 127
 Vigorous PA (min/week) 8.1 ± 40.2 9.8 ± 49.5 7.3 ± 33.8
 MVPA (min/week) 195 ± 151 236 ± 167 171 ± 136
  1. Note: AAS Active Australia Survey, MVPA Moderate + Vigorous Physical Activity, PA Physical Activity, SD Standard Deviation
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