Skip to main content

Table 3 Pregnancy physical activity questionnaire (MET minutes per day)

From: Feasibility and acceptability of regular weighing, setting weight gain limits and providing feedback by community midwives to prevent excess weight gain during pregnancy: randomised controlled trial and qualitative study

  Usual care Intervention
  Number Mean (sd) Number Mean (sd)
Total Activity:       
 12 weeks 34 2665.9 (1214.4) 38 2634.6 (1211.3)
 28 weeks 21 2242.3 (1128.1) 31 2136.1 (1247.6)
 38 weeks 22 1831.7 (843.6) 17 1964.7 (1356.2)
 Postnatal 27 2337.2 (725.3) 24 2417.9 (760.1)
Vigorous:       
 12 weeks 35 23.7 (44.4) 39 29.3 (54.8)
 28 weeks 23 12.8 (29.7) 31 25.1 (49.1)
 38 weeks 24 8.2 (16.0) 18 20.1 (28.8)
 Postnatal 27 34.5 (55.0) 25 24.2 (30.8)
Moderate:       
 12 weeks 35 1098.6 (1003.4) 38 972.2 (770.3)
 28 weeks 22 784.7 (728.4) 31 623.6 (821.2)
 38 weeks 23 512.7 (488.0) 18 534.6 (749.8)
 Postnatal 27 927.7 (472.4) 25 1039.9 (731.3)
Light:       
 12 weeks 34 1056.8 (511.2) 38 949.4 (609.6)
 28 weeks 22 948.8 (532.3) 31 813.1 (514.1)
 38 weeks 23 830.9 (475.0) 17 777.4 (504.5)
 Postnatal 27 1055.2 (340.3) 24 1131.8 (355.9)
Sedentary:       
 12 weeks 35 564.2 (228.8) 39 683.4 (312.9)
 28 weeks 22 528.5 (231.0) 31 674.3 (335.1)
 38 weeks 23 451.6 (197.0) 18 616.8 (393.9)
 Postnatal 27 319.8 (179.2) 25 325.4 (202.9)
  1. Total physical activity scores are based on all subscales of the PPAQ including household, work and sport but the individual scores for these subscales not reported. 12 weeks refers to baseline assessment