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Table 2 Assessment and levels of physical activity measures in Iranian adult and elderly population

From: Physical activity profile of the Iranian population: STEPS survey, 2016

Age categories Total Frequency (95% CI) Male Frequency (95% CI) Female Frequency (95% CI)
Population with insufficient physical activity
 18–24 51·6% (49·6–53·6) 35·4% (32·4–38·5) 63·4% (60·8–65·9)
 25–34 55·0% (53·7–56·3) 41·8% (39·8–43·7) 64·7% (63·1–66·3)
 35–44 56·1% (54·7–57·4) 49·3% (47·2–51·3) 61·4% (59·7–63·1)
 45–54 54·4% (53·0–55·8) 49·4% (47·2–51·6) 58·2% (56·4–60·1)
 55–64 54·5% (52·9–56·1) 46·4% (44·0–48·8) 61·3% (59·2–63·4)
 65–74 62·4% (60·4–64·5) 49·5% (46·4–52·7) 72·7% (70·2–75·2)
 75+ 73·8% (71·5–76·1) 62·6%(59·2–66) 87·2% (84·7–89·8)
 18–64 54·7% (54·0–55·3) 45·3% (44·3–46·3) 61·9% (61·0–62·7)
 18–75+ 56·3% (55·7–57·0) 46·8% (45·9–47·7) 63·9% (63·1–64·7)
Population with no activity at work
 18–24 75·1% (73·3–76·9) 68·4% (65·4–71·4) 79·9% (77·8–82·1)
 25–34 71·8% (70·7–72·9) 61·1% (59·2–63·1) 79·6% (78·3–81·0)
 35–44 69·6% (68·4–70·9) 61·2% (59·2–63·2) 76·2% (74·7–77·7)
 45–54 71·8% (70·5–73·0) 65·1% (63·0–67·2) 76·9% (75·3–78·5)
 55–64 75·0% (73·6–76·4) 69·6% (67·4–71·7) 79·5% (77·8–81·2)
 65–74 80·1% (78·5–81·8) 75·1% (72·4–77·7) 84·2% (82·2–86·3)
 75+ 87·7%(86·0–89·4) 82·9% (80·2–85·5) 93·6% (91·7–95·5)
 18–64 72·0% (71·0–72·0) 64·0% (63·0–65·0) 78·0% (77·0–78·0)
 18–75+ 73·7% (73·1–74·2) 66·4% (65·5–67·3) 79·4% (78·8–80·1)
Population with no activity at transport
 18–24 40·9% (38·9–42·9) 36·6% (33·5–39·7) 44·0% (41·4–46·6)
 25–34 44·2% (43·0–45·5) 43% (41·0–44·9) 45·1% (43·5–46·8)
 35–44 44·8% (43·5–46·2) 46% (44·0–48·1) 43·9% (42·1–45·7)
 45–54 43·5% (42·1–44·9) 44·5% (42·3–46·6) 42·8% (40·9–44·6)
 55–64 40% (38·5–41·6) 36·1% (33·9–38·4) 43·3% (41·1–45·4)
 65–74 47·9% (45·8–50·0) 56·6% (53·8–59·4) 37·1% (34·0–40·1)
 75+ 62·5% (60·0–65·0) 77·6% (74·3–80·8) 50·0% (46·5–53·5)
 18–64 43·0% (42·0–43·0) 42·0% (41·0–43·0) 43·0% (43·0–44·0)
 18–75+ 44·6% (43·9–45·2) 42·2% (41·3–43·1) 46·5% (45·6–47·3)
Population with no recreational activity
 18–24 69·9% (68·0–71·8) 51·5% (48·3–54·7) 83·2% (81·2–85·2)
 25–34 77·4% (76·3–78·4) 65·1% (63·3–67·0) 86·3% (85·2–87·5)
 35–44 82·4% (81·4–83·4) 75·5% (73·7–77·2) 87·9% (86·7–89·0)
 45–54 85·8% (84·8–86·8) 80·6% (78·9–82·3) 89·8% (88·6–90·9)
 55–64 88·7% (87·7–89·7) 84·8% (83·1–86·5) 92·0% (90·8–93·2)
 65–74 91·4% (90·2–92·6) 88·1% (86·0–90·2) 94·0% (92·7–95·4)
 75+ 95·7% (94·6–96·7) 93·5% (91·7–95·3) 98·3% (97·2–99·3)
 18–64 81·0% (80·0–81·0) 72·0% (71·0–73·0) 87·0% (87·0–88·0)
 18–75+ 83·0% (82·6–83·5) 75·5% (74·7–76·3) 88·9% (88·4–89·5)
Population with sedentary behavior
 18–24 38·8% (36·8–40·8) 33·5% (30·5–36·6) 42·6% (40·0–45·2)
 25–34 33·1% (31·9–34·3) 30·2% (28·4–32·0) 35·2% (33·6–36·8)
 35–44 30·5% (29·2–31·7) 29·2% (27·3–31·1) 31·5% (29·9–33·2)
 45–54 32·9% (31·5–34·2) 32·6% (30·6–34·6) 33·1% (31·3–34·9)
 55–64 36·7% (35·1–38·2) 37·0% (34·7–39·3) 36·4% (34·3–38·5)
 65–74 43·5% (41·4–45·6) 40·5% (37·4–43·6) 46·0% (43·2–48·8)
 75+ 52·6% (50·0–55·1) 49·1% (45·6–52·6) 56·7% (52·9–60·5)
 18–64 33·0% (33·0–34·0) 32·0% (31·0–32·0) 34·0% (34·0–35·0)
 18–75+ 35·5% (34·9–36·1) 33·9% (33·0–34·8) 36·8% (36·0–37·6)
Total Calculated METs Mean ± SE Mean ± SE Mean ± SE
 18–24 1847·0 ± 64·8 2854·2 ± 123·5 1114·1 ± 58·8
 25–34 1767·0 ± 39·9 2703·4 ± 77·8 1079·8 ± 34·3
 35–44 1785·0 ± 42·6 2482·5 ± 79·9 1243·5 ± 41·0
 45–54 1772·7 ± 45·2 2357·0 ± 84·7 1321·9 ± 44·5
 55–64 1619·7 ± 45·0 2173·1 ± 79·9 1156·9 ± 46·0
 65–74 1292·1 ± 54·1 1940·9 ± 102·4 772·3 ± 47·6
 75+ 864·0 ± 52·2 1288·8 ± 85·3 352·3 ± 44·3
 18–64 1756·5 ± 20·4 2500·1 ± 38·5 1885·6 ± 19·2
 18–75+ 1669·2 ± 18·5 2371·5 ± 34·4 1114·6 ± 17·4
Percentage contribution of vigorous PA in total MET Mean % ± SE Mean % ± SE Mean % ± SE
 18–24 20.75 ± 0.91 33.55 ± 1.47 8.48 ± 0.87
 25–34 18.1 ± 0.54 29.13 ± 0.92 7.89 ± 0.50
 35–44 15.98 ± 0.55 25.4 ± 0.95 7.70 ± 0.54
 45–54 13.58 ± 0.54 21.14 ± 0.94 7.08 ± 0.55
 55–64 10.21 ± 0.51 15.01 ± 0.87 5.43 ± 0.54
 65–74 7.64 ± 0.65 10.67 ± 1.01 4.06 ± 0.72
 75+ 5.57 ± 0.84 5.87 ± 0.95 4.76 ± 1.71
 18–64 15.64 ± 0.26 24.68 ± 0.45 7.33 ± 0.26
 18–75+ 14.69 ± 0.24 25.56 ± 0.41 7.06 ± 0.24
  1. CI Confidence Interval, SE Standard deviation, PA Physical activity, MET Metabolic equivalent of task