ROS, MAP, Clinical Core, LATC
Physical activity (5 items) is assessed using questions adapted from the 1985 National Health Interview Survey. The variable measures the sum of hours per week that the participant engages in 5 categories of activities:
Participants are asked if they have engaged in any of the 5 activities within the past 2 weeks and if so, the number of occasions and average minutes per occasion. Minutes in each activity are summed and divided by 120 to yield a composite measure of participation in physical activity expressed as hours per week.
NOTE: MARS only collects information on 3 items (walk, garden, exercise). To include MARS, see phys3itemsum (Physical activity (3 items)).