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Table 3 Physical Activity and Diet Behaviour

From: Physical activity and diet behaviour in colorectal cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: associations with quality of life

Behaviour M SD
Physical Activity (n = 65)   
   Total activity duration (minutes) 49.2 51.5
   Total activity frequency (times/week) 4.4 3.7
   Mild activity duration (minutes) 32.2 36.3
   Mild activity frequency (times/week) 3.1 2.8
   Moderate activity duration (minutes) 11.7 20.4
   Moderate activity frequency (times/week) 1.1 2.0
   Strenuous activity duration (minutes) 5.4 18.6
   Strenuous activity frequency (times/week) 0.3 1.2
   MET hours per week* 5.5 9.9
Diet (n = 65) % SD
   Average daily intake of recommended calories 106.3 31.1
   Average daily calories from carbohydrate 50.6 7.8
   Average daily calories from protein 17.3 4.2
   Average daily calories from fat 31.3 6.3
   Average daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables 85.2 57.9
Meeting Guidelines (n = 65) N %
Meeting physical activity guidelines 17 26.2
Meeting dietary guidelines 38 58.5
Meeting guidelines for both behaviours 11 17.5
  1. *MET hours include moderate and strenuous activity to reflect the minimum guidelines of activity stated within the questionnaire (At least 30 minutes of moderate activity 4 or more times per week, or at least 10 MET hours per week). MET hours was calculated by adding the outcome of strenuous frequency × strenuous duration × 9, with moderate frequency × moderate duration × 5, and dividing the sum by 60.