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Table 2 Spearman Rank Correlations between baseline measures for the Active Australia Survey and the ActiGraph Accelerometer

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

  Moderate PA Vigorous PA MVPA
ρ (p) ρ (p) ρ (p)
(95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Total group (N = 465) .199 (000)*** .331 (.000)*** .231 (.000)***
(.106–.290) (.241–.415) (.132–.320)
Men (n = 162) .153 (.053) .218 (.005)** .169 (.031)*
(−.012–.315) (.069–.367) (.013–.326)
Women (n = 303) .203 (.000)*** .396 (.000)*** .236 (.000)***
(.079–.313) (.288–.504) (.110–.348)
18 to 49 years of age (n = 147) .228 (.006)** .363 (.000)*** .263 (.001)**
(.054–.391) (.202–.519) (.074–.426)
50 to 64 years of age (n = 186) .235 (.001)** .412 (.000)*** .281 (.000)***
(.102–.384) (.274–.537) (.146–.429)
Over 65 years of age (n = 132) .198 (.023)* .201 (.021)* .214 (.014)*
(.024–.366) (.016–.380) (.048–.375)
School education (n = 135) .297 (.000)*** .286 (.001)** .287 (.001)**
(.119–.460) (.116–.444) (.111–.450)
Vocational and technical education (n = 179) .203 (.006)** .312 (.000)*** .216 (.004)**
(.050–.360) (.176–.448) (.056–.364)
Higher education (n = 151) .084 (.302) .393 (.000)*** .191 (.019)*
(−.090–.256) (.230–.537) (.027–.355)
Healthy weight (n = 114) .344 (.000)*** .307 (.001)** .361 (.000)***
(.164–.515) (.134–.475) (.181–.528)
Overweight (n = 168) .108 (.165) .286 (.000)*** .165 (.032)*
(−.059–.274) (.151–.429) (−.003–.328)
Obese (n = 183) .183 (.013)* .384 (.000)*** .192 (.000)***
(.046–.312) (.240–.523) (.052–.324)
High physical activity awareness (n = 297) .205 (.000)*** .288 (.000)*** .217 (.000)***
(.092–.304) (.170–.397) (.103–.321)
Low physical activity awareness (n = 168) .181 (.019)* .377 (.000)*** .234 (.002)**
(.021–.340) (.230–.509) (.087–.393)
Optimal overlap AAS & ActiGraph (n = 256) .208 (.001)** .394 (.000)*** .256 (.000)***
(.084–.331) (.266–.502) (.140–.375)
Sub-optimal overlap AAS & ActiGraph (n = 209) .182 (.008)** .258 (.000)*** .196 (.004)**
(.044–.316) (.119–.393) (.054–.332)
= < 150 min MVPA week ActiGraph (n = 257) .144 (.021)* .379 (.000)*** .165 (.008)**
(.017–.262) (.258–.481) (.042–.284)
>  150 min MVPA week ActiGraph (n = 208) .228 (.001)** (.096–.355) .283 (.000)*** (.142–.416) .247 (.000)*** (.106–.370)
  1. Note: p < 0.05 = *; p < 0.01 = **; p < 0.001 = ***
  2. AAS Active Australia Survey, MVPA Moderate + Vigorous Physical Activity, PA Physical Activity
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