Table 2.

Distribution of recent recreational physical activity levels

At the start of follow-upAt the end of follow-up
n (%)Mean (SD)n (%)Mean (SD)
Walking (MET-h/wk)15.2 (12.8)15.4 (12.7)
 <612,598 (21.2)11,694 (20.8)
 6 to <1216,100 (27.1)14,624 (26.0)
 12 to <2418,239 (30.8)17,837 (31.7)
 ≥2412,371 (20.9)12,118 (21.5)
Cycling and other sports (MET-h/wk)10.8 (13.6)10.5 (13.9)
 020,936 (35.3)22,927 (40.7)
 >0 to <1215,358 (25.9)12,093 (21.5)
 12 to <2413,781 (23.2)12,605 (22.4)
 ≥249,233 (15.6)8,648 (15.4)
Total recreational physical activity (MET-h/wk)26.0 (19.9)25.9 (19.9)
 <1214,226 (24.0)13,793 (24.5)
 12 to <2417,847 (30.1)16,637 (29.6)
 24 to <3612,298 (20.7)11,632 (20.7)
 ≥3614,937 (25.2)14,211 (25.3)

NOTE: For 3,035 women, information on recent recreational physical activity levels was missing at the end of follow-up.

E3N Cohort, 1993–2005 (n = 59,308).