Dataset: HBSC-2005/06, ed.1.0

Variable physact60: Physically active at least 60 min. last 7 days

Literal Question


Physical activity is any activity that increases your heart rate and makes you get out of breath some of the time.  
Physical activity can be done in sports, school activities, playing with friends, or walking to school.  
Some examples of physical activity are running, brisk walking, rollerblading, biking, dancing, skateboarding, swimming, soccer, basketball, football, & surfing. [COUNTRY SPECIFIC EXAMPLES CAN BE GIVEN]
For this next question, add up all the time you spent in physical activity each day.

Over the past 7 days, on how many days were you physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day?

Values Categories N
0 0 days 9641
1 1 day 15696
2 2 days 27173
3 3 days 32809
4 4 days 29670
5 5 days 27933
6 6 days 17715
7 7 days 40209

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 200846
Missing cases 5092
Minimum 0.0
Maximum 7.0
Mean 4.056
This variable is numeric


Source: Prochaska JJ, Sallis JF, Long B. (2001). A physical activity screening measure for use with adolescents in primary care.  Archives of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 155: 554-559.  Adapted for use in HBSC survey 2001/02.  

A measure of weekly moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. It has been used to identify those who meet the current international guidelines for physical activity of one hour or more of at least moderate intensity on five or more days a week. As indicated in the question definition text, the focus is on the total amount of activity undertaken and therefore includes all types of activity undertaken both in and out of school hours.


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