Table 3

Origin of the MET-min/week in the three PA intensity (low-PA, moderate-PA and high-PA) either for leisure centres or Eurobarometer

GO fit- Ingesport operated leisure centre (GO fit Observatory)Spanish general population (Special Eurobarometer 472)GO fit-Ingesport operated leisure centre—Spanish general population
%METs walking intensity%METs moderate intensity%METs vigorous intensity%METs walking intensity%METs moderate intensity%METs vigorous intensity%METs walking intensity%METs moderate intensity%METs vigorous intensity
Z-scoreP valueZ-scoreP valueZ-scoreP value
Low-PAAll sample43.711.944.573.212.814.07.88<0.001*0.360.7178.61<0.001
Women52.510.437.281.612.75.87.43<0.001*0.920.3558.74<0.001
Men32.113.954.064.712.822.59.81<0.001*0.450.6529.49<0.001
Z-score7.021.815.724.310.055.29
P value<0.001‡0.070<0.001<0.001‡0.960<0.001
Moderate-PAAll sample52.014.733.374.013.812.213.02<0.001*0.750.45214.29<0.001
Men47.015.038.067.216.516.311.84<0.001*1.270.20514.11<0.001
Women55.814.629.679.311.79.014.20<0.001*2.410.01612.49<0.001
Z-score5.260.335.317.603.876.07
P value<0.001‡0.739<0.001<0.001‡<0.001<0.001
High-PAAll sample25.317.257.525.226.048.80.210.83713.32<0.001*29.82<0.001
Men23.316.660.124.225.050.81.150.25510.56<0.001*9.64<0.001
Women28.017.954.126.827.845.51.320.18811.43<0.001*8.43<0.001
Z-score5.291.725.982.983.235.44
P value<0.001‡0.085<0.0010.003‡0.001‡<0.001
  • Significantly higher prevalence (p<0.05) in men compared with the women.

  • *Significantly higher prevalence (p<0.05) in Eurobarometer compared with the leisure centres.

  • †Significantly higher prevalence (p<0.05) in the leisure centres compared with the Eurobarometer.

  • ‡Significantly higher prevalence (p<0.05) in women compared with the men.

  • High PA, high active according to the guidelines of the IPAQ short version questionnaire; Low-PA, low active according to the guidelines of the IPAQ short version questionnaire, This group is considered as physical inactive (PIA).; Moderate PA, moderate active according to the guidelines of the IPAQ short version questionnaire; PA, physical activity.