Physical Activity & Nutrition Survey (PANS) Data Dictionary

This survey asked about physical activity and dietary habits. The physical activity section was the long form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, while the nutrition sections asked about consumption of servings of several food groups similar to those used in Canada’s Food Guide.

12,645

Completions

34 - 79

Age Range

2009 - 2011

Collection Period

10,742

Provided Biospecimen

Survey Variables by Section

Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
12431 PANS_AGE_AT_SURVEY_RECEIPT Age Participant's Age at Survey Receipt Number (Decimal) Range: 1 - 99 years
12550 PANS_SEASON_RECEIVED Season Received Identifies the season in which the survey was received. Coded 1, 2, 3, 4
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
12116 PANS_HOME_MOD Home Moderate Physical Activity This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent on moderate physical activities outside of the participant's home. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 700
3979 PANS_HP_1 Garden Vigorous Physical Activity During the last 7 days, did you do any vigorous physical activities in the garden or yard for at least 10 minutes at a time? Coded 1, 888, 999, M
3980 PANS_HP_1_2 Garden Vigorous Physical Activity During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do vigorous physical activity in the garden or yard for at least 10 minutes at a time? Number (Integer) Range: 1-7, 888, 999, M days / week
3981 PANS_HP_2_HOURS Garden Vigorous Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many hours did you spend per DAY on vigorous physical activities in the garden or yard ? Number (Integer) Range: 1-14, 888, 999, M hours / day
3982 PANS_HP_2_MINUTES Garden Vigorous Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many minutes did you spend per DAY on vigorous physical activities in the garden or yard? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / day
3983 PANS_HP_3 Garden Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, did you do any moderate physical activities in the garden or yard for at least 10 minutes at a time? Coded 1, 888, 999, M
3984 PANS_HP_3_2 Garden Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do moderate physical activity in the garden or yard for at least 10 minutes at a time? Number (Integer) Range: 1-7, 888, 999, M days / week
3985 PANS_HP_4_HOURS Garden Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many hours did you spend per DAY on moderate physical activities in the garden or yard? Number (Integer) Range: 1-14, 888, 999, M hours / day
3986 PANS_HP_4_MINUTES Garden Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many minutes did you spend per DAY on moderate physical activity in the garden or yard? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / day
3987 PANS_HP_5 Home Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, did you do any moderate activities inside your home for at least 10 minutes at a time? Coded 1, 888, 999, M
3988 PANS_HP_5_2 Home Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do moderate activity inside your home for at least 10 minutes at a time? Number (Integer) Range:1-7, 888, 999, M days / week
3992 PANS_HP_6_HOURS Home Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many hours did you spend per DAY on moderate physical activities inside your home? Number (Integer) Range: 1-14, 888, 999, M hours / day
3993 PANS_HP_6_MINUTES Home Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many minutes did you spend per DAY on moderate physical activities inside your home? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / day
12149 PANS_YARD_MOD Yard Moderate Physical Activity This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent on moderate physical activities in the yard. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 800 minutes / week
12150 PANS_YARD_VIG Yard Vigorous Physical Activity This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent on vigorous physical activities in the yard. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 800 minutes / week
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
3954 PANS_JP_1 Job or Unpaid Work Do you currently have a job or do any unpaid work outside your home? Coded 1, 2, 888, 999, M
3955 PANS_JP_2 Job-Related Vigorous Physical Activity During the last 7 days, did you do any vigorous physical activities for at least 10 minutes at a time as part of your work? Coded 1, 888, 999, M
3956 PANS_JP_2_2 Job-Related Vigorous Physical Activity During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do job-related vigorous physical activities for at least 10 minutes at a time? Number (Integer) Range: 1-7, 888, 999, M days / week
3957 PANS_JP_3_HOURS Job-Related Vigorous Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many hours did you spend per DAY on job-related vigorous physical activities? Number (Integer) Range: 1-14, 888, 999, M hours / day
3958 PANS_JP_3_MINUTES Job-Related Vigorous Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many minutes did you spend per DAY on job-related vigorous physical activities? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / day
3959 PANS_JP_4 Job-Related Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, did you do any moderate physical activities as part of your work for at least 10 minutes at a time? Coded 1, 888, 999, M
3960 PANS_JP_4_2 Job-Related Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do job-related moderate physical activities for at least 10 minutes at time? Number (Integer) Range: 1-7, 888, 999, M days / week
3961 PANS_JP_5_HOURS Job-Related Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many hours did you spend per DAY on job-related moderate physical activities? Number (Integer) Range: 1-14, 888, 999, M hours / day
3962 PANS_JP_5_MINUTES Job-Related Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many minutes did you spend per DAY on moderate job-related physical activities? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / day
3963 PANS_JP_6 Job-Related Walking During the last 7 days, did you do any job-related walking for at least 10 minutes at a time? Coded 1, 888, 999, M
3964 PANS_JP_6_2 Job-Related Walking During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do job-related walking for at least 10 minutes at a time? Number (Integer) Range: 1-7, 888, 999, M days / week
3965 PANS_JP_7_HOURS Job-Related Walking During the last 7 days, how many hours did you spend per DAY on job-related walking? Number (Integer) Range: 1-14, 888, 999, M hours / day
3966 PANS_JP_7_MINUTES Job-Related Walking During the last 7 days, how many minutes did you spend per DAY on job-related walking? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / day
12147 PANS_WORK_MOD Work Moderate Physical Activity This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent on moderate physical activities at work. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 800 minutes / week
12148 PANS_WORK_VIG Work Vigorous Physical Activity This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent on vigorous physical activities at work. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 800 minutes / week
12144 PANS_WORK_WALKING Work Walking This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent walking at work. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 800 minutes / week
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
12123 PANS_MET Metabolic Equivalent (MET) This variable was derived from the activity MET and questionnaire responses on physical activity and walking and represents the total MET of all activites. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 45,000 MET minutes / week
4038 PANS_MET_TOTAL_SIT_TIME Sitting Time MET This variable was derived from METweekly totals for sitting. Number (Decimal) 999, M MET minutes / week
12124 PANS_MET_WEEK_HOME_MOD Home Moderate Physical Activity MET This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours for moderate physical activities at Home. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 15,000 MET minutes / week
12125 PANS_MET_WEEK_LEISURE_MOD Leisure Moderate Physical Activity MET This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours for moderate physical activities at Leisure. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 15,000 MET minutes / week
12126 PANS_MET_WEEK_LEISURE_VIG Leisure Vigorous Physical Activity MET This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours for vigorous physical activities at Leisure. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 25,000 MET minutes / week
12127 PANS_MET_WEEK_LEISURE_WALK Leisure Walking MET This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours for walking time at leisure. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 10.000 MET minutes / week
12128 PANS_MET_WEEK_TRAVEL_BIKE Bike Travel MET This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent travelling by bicycle. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 10.000 MET minutes / week
12129 PANS_MET_WEEK_TRAVEL_WALK Walk Travel MET This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent travelling by walking. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 10.000 MET minutes / week
12130 PANS_MET_WEEK_WALKING Walking MET This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent walking. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 13,000 MET minutes / week
12131 PANS_MET_WEEK_WORK_MOD Work Moderate Physical Activity MET This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours for moderate physical activities at Work. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 15,000 MET minutes / week
12132 PANS_MET_WEEK_WORK_VIG Work Vigorous Physical Activity MET This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours for vigorous physical activities at Work. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 45,000 MET minutes / week
12133 PANS_MET_WEEK_YARD_MOD Yard Moderate Physical Activity MET This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours for moderate physical activities in the Yard. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 12,000 MET minutes / week
12134 PANS_MET_WEEK_YARD_VIG Yard Vigorous Physical Activity MET This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours for vigorous physical activities in the Yard. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 22,000 MET minutes / week
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
4009 PANS_NT_1 Vegetables In a typical day, how many total servings of vegetables do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-10, 999, M servings / day
4016 PANS_NT_10 Type of milk What kind of milk do you usually drink? Coded 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 888, 999, M
4017 PANS_NT_11 Eggs In a typical week, how many eggs do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-10, 999, M number of eggs / week
4018 PANS_NT_12 Poultry In a typical week, how many servings of poultry do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-28, 999, M servings / week
4019 PANS_NT_13 Meat In a typical week, how many servings of meat do you eat? Number (Integer) Range:0-28, 999, M servings / week
4020 PANS_NT_14 Fish In a typical week, how many servings of fish do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-28, 999, M servings / week
4021 PANS_NT_15 Tofu / Bean Curd In a typical week, how many servings of tofu/bean curd do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-28, 999, M servings / week
4022 PANS_NT_16 Beans / Other Legumes In a typical week, how many servings of beans/other legumes do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-28, 999, M servings / week
4023 PANS_NT_17 Nuts / Seeds / Nut Butters In a typical week, how many servings of nuts/seeds/nut butters do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-28, 999, M servings / week
4024 PANS_NT_18 Salty Snacks In a typical week, how many servings of salty snack foods do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-28, 999, M servings / week
4025 PANS_NT_19 Desserts / Sweet Snacks In a typical week, how many servings of desserts/sweet snacks do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-28, 999, M servings / week
4010 PANS_NT_2 Fruit In a typical day, how many total servings of fruit do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-10, 999, M servings / day
4026 PANS_NT_20_1 Coffee In a typical day, how many cups of regular coffee do you drink? Number (Integer) Range: 0-5, 999, M cups / day
4027 PANS_NT_20_2 Decaffeinated Coffee In a typical day, how many cups of decaffeinated coffee do you drink? Number (Integer) Range: 0-5, 999, M cups / day
4028 PANS_NT_20_3 Black Tea In a typical day, how many cups of black tea do you drink? Number (Integer) Range: 0-5, 999, M cups / day
4029 PANS_NT_20_4 Green Tea In a typical day, how many cups of green tea do you drink? Number (Integer) Range: 0-5, 999, M cups / day
4030 PANS_NT_20_5 Tea In a typical day, how many cups of other tea do you drink? Number (Integer) Range: 0-5, 999, M cups / day
4031 PANS_NT_21 Soft Drinks / Pop In a typical week, how many servings of soft drinks/pop do you drink? Number (Integer) Range: 0-35, 999, M servings / week
4032 PANS_NT_22 Percentage of diet/sugar-free pop consumed How often are these soft drinks or pop diet or sugar-free? Coded 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 888, 999, M
3989 PANS_NT_3 100% Fruit or Vegetable Juice In a typical day, how many servings of 100% fruit or vegetable juice do you drink? Number (Integer) Range: 0-10, 999, M servings / day
3990 PANS_NT_4 Dark Green Vegetables In a typical week, how many servings of dark green vegetables do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-40, 999, M servings / week
3991 PANS_NT_5 Orange Vegetables In a typical week, how many servings of orange vegetables do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-40, 999, M servings / week
4012 PANS_NT_6 Orange Fruit In a typical week, how many servings of orange fruit do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-40, 999, M servings / week
4013 PANS_NT_7 Whole Grain Products In a typical week, how many servings of whole grain products do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-70, 999, M servings / week
4014 PANS_NT_8 Refined / Milled Grains In a typical week, how many servings of refined/milled grains do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-70, 999, M servings / week
4015 PANS_NT_9 Milk & Dairy Products In a typical week, how many servings of milk and dairy products do you eat? Number (Integer) Range: 0-35, 999, M servings / week
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
4037 PANS_PA_TOTAL Physical Activity Total This variable was derived from MET totals for vigorous activities relating to Work and Leisure. Number (Decimal) 999, M MET minutes / week
4040 PANS_PA_TOTAL_MOD Total Moderate Physical Activity MET This variable was derived from MET totals for moderate physical activities relating to Home, Leisure, Work, Yard, Travel and Bicycling. Number (Decimal) 999, M MET minutes / week
4041 PANS_PA_TOTAL_VIG Total Vigorous Physical Activity MET This variable was derived from MET totals for vigorous physical activities relating to Work and Leisure. Number (Decimal) 999, M MET minutes / week
4039 PANS_PA_TOTAL_WALK Walking Time MET This variable was derived from MET weekly totals in relation to Leisure, Travel and general Walking. Number (Decimal) 999, M MET minutes / week
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
12117 PANS_IPAQ IPAQ Type Derived Level of Physical Activity based on questionnaire responses. Number (Integer) 1, 2, 3, 9
12135 PANS_MODERATE_MIN Moderate Physical Activity This variable was derived from total time for moderate physical activity from Home, Leisure, Work, Yard and Travel. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 200 minutes / week
12142 PANS_VIGOROUS_MIN Vigorous Physical Activity This variable was derived from total time for vigorous physical activity from Home, Leisure, Work, Yard and Travel. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 6,500 minutes / week
12145 PANS_WALKING_MIN Walking This variable was derived from total time for walking activities from Leisure and Travel. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 200 minutes / week
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
12120 PANS_LEISURE_MOD Leisure Moderate Physical Activity This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent on moderate physical activities in leisure time. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 800 minutes / week
12121 PANS_LEISURE_VIG Leisure Vigorous Physical Activity This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent on vigorous physical activities in leisure time. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 800 minutes / week
12122 PANS_LEISURE_WALK Leisure Walking This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent walking in leisure time. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 800 minutes / week
3994 PANS_RP_1 Leisure Walking During the last 7 days, did you walk for at least 10 minutes at a time in your leisure time? Coded 1, 888, 999, M
3995 PANS_RP_1_2 Leisure Walking During the last 7 days, on how many days did you walk for at least 10 minutes at a time in your leisure time? Number (Integer) Range: 1-7, 888, 999, M days / week
3996 PANS_RP_2_HOURS Leisure Walking During the last 7 days, how many hours did you spend per DAY walking in your leisure time? Number (Integer) Range: 1-14, 888, 999, M hours / day
4002 PANS_RP_2_MINUTES Leisure Walking During the last 7 days, how many minutes did you spend per DAY walking in your leisure time? Number (Integer) Range:10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / day
3997 PANS_RP_3 Leisure Vigorous Physical Activity During the last 7 days, did you do any vigorous physical activities in your leisure time for at least 10 minutes at a time? Coded 1, 888, 999, M
3998 PANS_RP_3_2 Leisure Vigorous Physical Activity During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do vigorous physical activity in your leisure time for at least 10 minutes at a time? Number (Integer) Range: 1-7, 888, 999, M days / week
3999 PANS_RP_4_HOURS Leisure Vigorous Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many hours did you spend per DAY on vigorous physical activity in your leisure time? Number (Integer) Range: 1-14, 888, 999, M hours / day
4000 PANS_RP_4_MINUTES Leisure Vigorous Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many minutes did you spend per DAY on vigorous physical activity in your leisure time? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M
4001 PANS_RP_5 Leisure Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, did you do any moderate physical activity in your leisure time for at least 10 minutes at a time? Coded 0, 888, 999, M
4003 PANS_RP_5_2 # of days of moderate physical activity-last 7 days During the last 7 days, on how many days did you do moderate physical activity in your leisure time for at least 10 minutes at a time? Number (Integer) Range: 1-7, 888, 999, M days / week
4004 PANS_RP_6_HOURS Leisure Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many hours did you spend per DAY on moderate physical activity in your leisure time? Number (Integer) Range: 1-14, 888, 999, M hours / day
4005 PANS_RP_6_MINUTES Leisure Moderate Physical Activity During the last 7 days, how many minutes did you spend per DAY on moderate physical activity in your leisure time? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / day
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
12138 PANS_SITTING_WKDAY Sitting on Weekdays This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent sitting on weekdays. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 14,000 minutes
12139 PANS_SITTING_WKEND Sitting on Weekend This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent sitting on weekends. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 14,000 minutes
4006 PANS_ST_1_HOURS Sitting on Weekday During the last 7 days, how many hours per DAY did you spend sitting on a weekday? Number (Integer) Range: 1-16, 888, 999, M hours / weekday
4007 PANS_ST_1_MINUTES Sitting on Weekday During the last 7 days, how many minutes per DAY did you spend sitting on a weekday? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / weekday
4008 PANS_ST_2_HOURS Sitting on Weekend During the last 7 days, how many hours per DAY did you spend sitting on a weekend day? Number (Integer) Range: 1-16, 888, 999, M hours / weekend
4011 PANS_ST_2_MINUTES Sitting on Weekend During the last 7 days, how many minutes per DAY did you spend sitting on a weekend day? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / weekend
12146 PANS_WEEK_SITTING_TOT Sitting Total This variable was derived from total time for sitting on weekdays and weekend. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 10,000 minutes / week
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
3967 PANS_TP_1 Motor Vehicle Travel During the last 7 days, did you travel in a motor vehicle to get from place to place? Coded 1, 888, 999, M
3968 PANS_TP_2 Motor Vehicle Travel During last 7 days, on how many days did you travel in a motor vehicle? Number (Integer) Range: 1-7, 888, 999, M days / week
3969 PANS_TP_2_HOURS Motor Vehicle Travel During last 7 days, how many hours did you spend per DAY travelling in a motor vehicle? Number (Integer) Range: 1-4, 888, 999, M hours / day
3970 PANS_TP_2_MINUTES Motor Vehicle Travel During last 7 days, how many minutes did you spend per DAY travelling in a motor vehicle? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / day
3971 PANS_TP_3 Bicycling During the last 7 days, did you bicycle for at least 10 minutes at a time to go from place to place? Coded 1, 888, 999, M
3974 PANS_TP_3_2 Bicycling During the last 7 days, on how many days did you bicycle for at least 10 minutes at a time to go from place to place? Number (Integer) Range: 1-7, 888, 999, M days / week
3975 PANS_TP_4_HOURS Bicycling During the last 7 days, how many hours did you spend per DAY bicycling to go from place to place? Number (Integer) Range: 1-2, 888, 999, M hours / day
3976 PANS_TP_4_MINUTES Bicycling During the last 7 days, how many minutes did you spend per DAY bicycling from place to place for at least 10 minutes at a time? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / day
3972 PANS_TP_5 Walking During the last 7 days, did you walk for at least 10 minutes at a time to go from place to place? Coded 1, 888, 999, M
3977 PANS_TP_5_2 Walking During the last 7 days, on how many days did you walk for at least 10 minutes at a time to go from place to place? Number (Integer) Range: 1-7, 888, 999, M days / week
3973 PANS_TP_6_HOURS Walking During the last 7 days, how many hours did you spend per DAY walking from place to place? Number (Integer) Range: 1-2, 888, 999, M hours / day
3978 PANS_TP_6_MINUTES Walking During the last 7 days, how many minutes did you spend per DAY walking from place to place? Number (Integer) Range: 10-90, 888, 999, M minutes / day
12140 PANS_TRAVEL_BIKE Bike Travel This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent travelling from place to place by bicycle. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 500 minutes / week
12141 PANS_TRAVEL_WALK Walk Travel This variable was derived from questionnaire responses for minutes and hours spent travelling from place to place by walking. Number (Integer) Range: 0 - 800 minutes / week
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