Past-Year Total Physical Activity Questionnaire (PYTPAQ) Data Dictionary

The PYTPAQ was designed to obtain information about the type and amount of physical activity undertaken by participants in the past twelve months, and was typically completed at the same time as the CDHQ-I. It asked participants to consider the type of activity they completed in four areas: occupation, household, leisure time and transportation.

26,899

Completions

34 - 71

Age Range

2000 - 2008

Collection Period

13,407

Provided Biospecimen

Survey Variables by Section

Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
8543 PYTPAQ_AGE_AT_SURVEY_RECEIPT Age Participant's age at PYTPAQ receipt. Number (Integer) Range: 1 - 99 years
8587 PYTPAQ_PAL Physical Activity Level The ratio of daily Total Energy Expenditure (TEE) to the daily Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) used to describe typical activity levels. Number (Decimal) Range: 1-4, 999
8588 PYTPAQ_PAL_CATEGORY Physical Activity Level Category Physical Activity Level Category Coded 1, 2, 3, 4, 999
12552 PYTPAQ_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
7935 PYTPAQ_BMR Basal Metabolic Rate The rate of energy expenditure in a postabsorptive state after a 12 hour overnight fast. Number (Decimal) Range: 4 - 15, 999 kilojoules (kJ)
7936 PYTPAQ_BMR_KCALS Basal Metabolic Rate Kcals The rate of energy expenditure (converted to Kcal) in a postabsorptive state after a 12 hour overnight fast. Number (Decimal) Range: 800 - 3500 Kcal / day
8586 PYTPAQ_ENERGY_KCAL Total Daily Energy Expenditure Total daily energy expenditure from all physical activities (low, medium and high intensity) in all domains (occupational, transportation, household, and recreation) Number (Decimal) Range: 800 - 3500 Kcal / day
7937 PYTPAQ_MET_KCALS MET Kcals A physiological measure expressing the energy cost of physical activities and is defined as the ratio of metabolic rate during a specific physical activity to the reference metabolic rate set as 3.5ml O2/body weight(kg) x min. Number (Decimal) Range: 800 - 3500 Kcal/day
11949 PYTPAQ_TOTAL_HIGH_MET Total High Intensity Activity MET Total Metabolic Output hours per week spent performing high intensity activities (>6 METs) in any domain (occupational, transportation, household, and recreation). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 400 MET hours / week
7934 PYTPAQ_TOTAL_HIGH_TIME Total High Intensity Activity Time Total hours per week spent performing high intensity activities (>6 METs) in any domain (occupational, transportation, household, and recreation). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
8584 PYTPAQ_TOTAL_HOURS_DAY Total Activity Hours Combined total daily activity hours from all activities (low, medium and high intensity) in any domain (occupational, transportation, household, or recreation). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 24 hours / day
8573 PYTPAQ_TOTAL_HOURS_WEEK Total Activity Hours Combined total weekly activity hours from all activities (low, medium and high intensity) in any domain (occupational, transportation, household, or recreation). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
11954 PYTPAQ_TOTAL_LOW_MET Total Low Intensity Activity MET Total Metabolic Output hours per week spent performing low intensity activities (<3 METs) in any domain (occupational, transportation, household, and recreation). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 504 MET hours / week
8602 PYTPAQ_TOTAL_LOW_TIME Total Low Intensity Activity Time Total hours per week spent performing low intensity activities (<3 METs) in any domain (occupational, transportation, household, and recreation). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
11948 PYTPAQ_TOTAL_MEDIUM_MET Total Medium Intensity Activity MET Total Metabolic Output hours per week spent performing medium intensity activities (3-6 METs) in any domain (occupational, transportation, household, and recreation). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 1008 MET hours / week
7933 PYTPAQ_TOTAL_MEDIUM_TIME Total Medium Intensity Activity Time Total hours per week spent performing medium intensity activities (3-6 METs) in any domain (occupational, transportation, household, and recreation). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
8583 PYTPAQ_TOTAL_MET_DAY Total MET Hours Combined total daily Metabolic Output from all activities (low, medium and high intensity) in any domain (occupational, transportation, household, or recreation). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 80 MET hours / day
8574 PYTPAQ_TOTAL_MET_WEEK Total MET Hours Combined total weekly Metabolic Output from all activities (low, medium and high intensity) in any domain (occupational, transportation, household, or recreation). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 560 MET hours / week
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
12339 PYTPAQ_HOUSEHOLD_ACTIVITY_MET Household MET Level Metabolic Output per houshold activity Number (Integer) Range: 1 - 17 MET
11953 PYTPAQ_HOUSEHOLD_HIGH_MET Household High Intensity Activity MET Weekly Metabolic Output from performing high intensity (>6 METs) household activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 2016 MET hours / week
8598 PYTPAQ_HOUSEHOLD_HIGH_TIME Household High Intensity Activity Time Hours per week spent performing high intensity (>6 METs) household activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
11943 PYTPAQ_HOUSEHOLD_LOW_MET Household Low Intensity Activity MET Weekly Metabolic Output from performing low intensity (<3 METs) household activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 504 MET hours / week
8595 PYTPAQ_HOUSEHOLD_LOW_TIME Household Low Intensity Activity Time Hours per week spent performing low intensity (<3 METs) household activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
11944 PYTPAQ_HOUSEHOLD_MEDIUM_MET Household Medium Intensity Activity MET Weekly Metabolic Output from performing medium intensity (3-6 METs) household activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 1008 MET hours / week
8597 PYTPAQ_HOUSEHOLD_MEDIUM_TIME Household Medium Intensity Activity Time Hours per week spent performing medium intensity (3-6 METs) household activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
7928 PYTPAQ_HOUSEHOLD_MET Total Household MET Total Metabolic Output from household activities of any intensity level (low, medium or high). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 2016 MET hours / week
7927 PYTPAQ_HOUSEHOLD_TIME Total Household Time Total hours per week spent performing household activities of any intensity level (low, medium or high). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
8616 PYTPAQ_LEISURE_ACTIVITY_CODE Leisure Activity Code Code assigned to represent each specific recreation and leisure activity. Coded Must be a valid leisure activity code
10274 PYTPAQ_LEISURE_ACTIVITY_DESCRIPTION Leisure Activity Description Text description of each recreation and leisure activity Text Must be a valid leisure activity
11956 PYTPAQ_LEISURE_ACTIVITY_MET Leisure MET Level The metabolic rate for a specific liesure activity relative to resting metabolic rate. This metabolic rate is given in the form of Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET values); a measure of intensity. Number (Integer) Range: 1 - 17 MET
11952 PYTPAQ_LEISURE_HIGH_MET Leisure High Intensity Activity MET Weekly Metabolic Output from performing high intensity (>6 METs) leisure and recreational activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 2016 MET hours / week
8601 PYTPAQ_LEISURE_HIGH_TIME Leisure High Intensity Activity Time Hours per week spent performing high intensity (>6 METs) leisure and recreational activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
11941 PYTPAQ_LEISURE_LOW_MET Leisure Low Intensity Activity MET Weekly Metabolic Output from performing low intensity (<3 METs) recreation and leisure activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 504 MET hours / week
8599 PYTPAQ_LEISURE_LOW_TIME Leisure Low Intensity Activity Time Hours per week spent performing low intensity (<3 METs) recreation and leisure activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
11945 PYTPAQ_LEISURE_MEDIUM_MET Leisure Medium Intensity Activity MET Weekly Metabolic Output from performing medium intensity (3-6 METs) recreation and leisure activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 1008 MET hours / week
8600 PYTPAQ_LEISURE_MEDIUM_TIME Leisure Medium Intensity Activity Time Hours per week spent performing medium intensity (3-6 METs) recreation and leisure activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
7930 PYTPAQ_LEISURE_MET Total Leisure MET Total Metabolic Output from all recreation and leisure activities at any intensity level (low, medium or high). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 2016 MET hours / week
7929 PYTPAQ_LEISURE_TIME Total Leisure Time Total hours per week spent performing recreation and leisure activities of any intensity level (low, medium or high).. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours hours / week
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
11955 PYTPAQ_OCCUPATION_ACTIVITY_CODE Occupation Activity Code Code assigned to represent specific occupation activities. Coded Must be a valid activity code
8615 PYTPAQ_OCCUPATION_ACTIVITY_DESCRIPTION Occupational Activity Description Text description of occupational activity. Text Must be a valid activity
8617 PYTPAQ_OCCUPATION_ACTIVITY_MET Occupational MET Level The metabolic rate for a specific occupational activity relative to resting metabolic rate. This metabolic rate is given in the form of Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET values); a measure of intensity. Number (Decimal) Range: 1 - 17 MET
11950 PYTPAQ_OCCUPATION_HIGH_MET Occupation High Intensity Activity MET Weekly Metabolic Output from performing high intensity (>6 METs) occupational activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 2016 MET hours / week
8591 PYTPAQ_OCCUPATION_HIGH_TIME Occupation High Intensity Activity Time Hours per week spent performing high intensity (>6 METs) occupational activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
11940 PYTPAQ_OCCUPATION_LOW_MET Occupation Low Intensity Activity Weekly Metabolic Output from performing low intensity (<3 METs) occupational activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 504 MET hours / week
8589 PYTPAQ_OCCUPATION_LOW_TIME Occupation Low Intensity Activity Time Hours per week spent performing low intensity (<3 METs) occupational activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
11947 PYTPAQ_OCCUPATION_MEDIUM_MET Occupation Medium Intensity Activity MET Weekly Metabolic Output from performing medium intensity (3-6 METs) occupational activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 1008 MET hours / week
8590 PYTPAQ_OCCUPATION_MEDIUM_TIME Occupation Medium Intensity Activity Time Hours per week spent performing medium intensity (3-6 METs) occupational activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
11939 PYTPAQ_OCCUPATION_MET Total Occupation MET Total Metabolic Output per week from all occupational activities at any intensity level (low, medium or high). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 2016 MET hours / week
11938 PYTPAQ_OCCUPATION_TIME Total Occupation Time Total hours per week spent performing occupational activities of any intensity level (low, medium or high). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
11951 PYTPAQ_TRANSIT_HIGH_MET Transit High Intensity Activity MET Weekly Metabolic Output from performing high intensity (>6 METs) transit activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 2016 MET hours / week
8594 PYTPAQ_TRANSIT_HIGH_TIME Transit High Intensity Activity Time Hours per week spent performing high intensity (>6 METs) transit activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
11942 PYTPAQ_TRANSIT_LOW_MET Transit Low Intensity Activity MET Weekly Metabolic Output from performing low intensity (<3 METs) transit activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 504 MET hours / week
8592 PYTPAQ_TRANSIT_LOW_TIME Transit Low Intensity Activity Time Hours per week spent performing low intensity (<3 METs) transit activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
11946 PYTPAQ_TRANSIT_MEDIUM_MET Transit Medium Intensity Activity MET Weekly Metabolic Output from performing medium intensity (3-6 METs) transit activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 1008 MET hours / week
8593 PYTPAQ_TRANSIT_MEDIUM_TIME Transit Medium Intensity Activity Time Hours per week spent performing medium intensity (3-6 METs) transit activities. Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
7926 PYTPAQ_TRANSIT_MET Total Transit MET Total Metabolic Output per week from all transportation activities at any intensity level (low, medium or high). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 2016 MET hours / week
7925 PYTPAQ_TRANSIT_TIME Total Transit Time Total hours per week spent performing transportation activities of any intensity level (low, medium or high). Number (Decimal) Range: 0 - 168 hours / week
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