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Table 7.1 Adult summary activity levels, 2012 to 2017

Aged 16 and over 2012 - 2017
Summary activity levelsa 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  % % % % % %
Men
Meets MVPA guidelines 67 71 68 67 69 71
Some activity 10 8 10 9 10 9
Low activity 4 3 4 4 3 3
Very low activity 19 18 19 19 18 17
Women
Meets MVPA guidelines 58 58 59 59 59 60
Some activity 14 14 12 14 12 12
Low activity 6 5 5 5 6 5
Very low activity 23 23 24 23 23 23
All adults
Meets MVPA guidelines 62 64 63 63 64 65
Some activity 12 11 11 12 11 11
Low activity 5 4 4 5 5 4
Very low activity 21 21 22 21 20 20
Bases (weighted):
Men 2307 2336 2225 2383 2051 1768
Women 2505 2542 2411 2585 2213 1904
All adults 4811 4878 4636 4968 4264 3673
Bases (unweighted):
Men 2122 2129 2054 2229 1874 1590
Women 2685 2747 2581 2733 2401 2083
All adults 4807 4876 4635 4962 4275 3673

a Meets moderate/vigorous physical activity (MVPA) guidelines: at least 150 minutes of moderately intensive physical activity or 75 minutes vigorous activity per week or an equivalent combination of both. Some activity: 60-149 minutes of moderate activity or / 30-74 minutes of vigorous activity or an equivalent combination of these. Low activity: 30-59 minutes of moderate activity or 15-29 minutes of vigorous activity or an equivalent combination of these. Very low activity: Less than 30 minutes of moderate activity or less than 15 minutes of vigorous activity or an equivalent combination of these


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