The international prevalence study on physical activity: Results from 20 countries

Adrian Bauman, Fiona Bull, Tien Chey, Cora L Craig, Barbara E Ainsworth, James F Sallis, Heather R Bowles, Maria Hagstromer, Michael Sjostrom, Michael Pratt, G Diaz Colodrero, N Bazan, H Kunic, Dafna Merom, Benjamin John Smith, I De Bourdeaudhuij, Johan Lefevre, R Philippaerts, S M Matsudo, V R MatsudoC Cameron, Li Yang, Fu Hua, L F Gomez, K Fromel, J Mitas, D Macfarlane, J Bacon-Stone, S K Reddy, P Joshi, S Goenka, D Prabhakaran, D Katsumara, N Murase, V Volbekiene, R Baubliene, G McLean, H Carr, H Tomten, S A Anderssen, L Sardinha, J Mota, H M Al-Hazzaa, L Serra Majem, B Roman, P Bergman, Yiing Mei Liou, Yung-Tai Hung, D Hipp

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    Physical activity (PA) is one of the most important factors for improving population health, but no standardised systems exist for international surveillance. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was developed for international surveillance. The purpose of this study was a comparative international study of population physical activity prevalence across 20 countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1 - 11
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
    Issue number21
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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