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Table 2 Comparison in Prevalence of Physical Activity and Exercise between Japanese Male and Female in Pittsburgh versus Age- and Gender-matched J-NHANS

From: Assessing physical activity in daily life, exercise, and sedentary behavior among Japanese moving to westernized environment: a cross-sectional study of Japanese migrants at an urban primary care center in Pittsburgh

Characteristics Male in Pitt J-NHANS Female in Pitt J-NHANS Total J-NHANS
(Male) (Female) In Pitt (Total)
PA in daily life 15.0* 51.8 12.3* 53.1 13.4 -
Walk 1 h or more/day 12.5* 63.3 12.3* 58.3 12.4* 60.6
Reaching recommended goal of exercise┴ 45.0 - 26.3 - 34.0 -
Moderate PA in daily life       
 No intention 27.5 19.4 10.5 12.0 17.5 15.4
 Consider in future 30.0 29.1 43.9 28.0 38.1 28.5
 Intend Not doing 32.5 18.6 28.1 28.1 29.9 23.7
 Yes, but not regularly 7.5 8.6 7.0 9.3 7.2 9.0
 Yes, every day 2.5 24.3 10.5 22.6 7.2 23.4
Vigorous PA in daily life       
 No intention 20.0 30.6 22.8 26.1 21.6 28.2
 Consider in future 25.0 32.3 50.9 35.7 40.2 34.1
 Intend Not doing 30.0 15.4 17.5 21.2 22.7 18.5
 Yes, but not regularly 17.5 9.5 5.3 7.1 10.3 8.2
 Yes, every day 7.5 12.3 3.5 10.0 5.2 11.1
Highest level of exercise engaged       
 None 15.0 82.5 19.3 82.5 17.5 82.5
 Light 15.0 5.6 29.8 8.4 23.7 7.4
 Moderate 22.5 7.4 24.6 6.5 23.7 6.8
 Vigorous 47.5 4.6 26.3 2.6 35.1 3.3
Exercise Time > 2hours       
 Light 15.0 18.8 8.8 18.4 11.3 18.6
 Moderate 10.0 14.6 7.0 11.4 8.2 12.8
 Vigorous 10.0 12.2 0.0 5.0 4.1 8.3
  1. Pitt indicates Pittsburgh; J-NHANS, the National Health and Nutrition Survey in Japan; PA, physical activity. ┴ Moderate level exercise for 150 minutes a week or vigorous exercise for 60 minutes a week. *p < 0.001for comparison against J-NHANS.