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TVVideo and Computer GamesComputerTotal Screen TimeReading TimePassive TravelOccupational/Educational SBSitting during mealsLeisure timeSitting during hobbiesPhone/textingSitting for socializingListening to musicSitting while doing household tasksSitting while caringSitting TimeTotal SBQuality of SB (e.g. violence, etc)
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Sedentary questionnaire (AusDiab3)Australian Diabetes, Obesity, and Lifestyle (AusDiab) Study36-89 years10AustraliaGeneral population2011/2012Activpal yesNoThigh TV viewing in the last week
Please estimate the total time during the last week that you spent watching TV or videos/DVDs. This is when it was the main activity that you were doing; for example you would not include time when the television was switched on and you were preparing a meal.
1) Monday to Friday (In hours and/or minutes - fill in all circles on answer sheet). 2) Saturday and Sunday (In hours and/or minutes - fill in all circles on answer sheet)
hours and minutesOverall r=0.16, 95% CI: 0.09, 0.24; weekday r=0.09, 95% CI: 0.01, 0.16; weekend: r=0.23, 95% CI: 0.16, 0.30Computer, internet, electronic games in the last week
Please estimate the total time during the last week that you spent sitting and using the computer. For example, include time spent playing any Playstation, Nintendo, X-Box, computer or handheld console games, and time spent on internet activities. Do not include time spent doing paid work on the computer as this should have been included in the previous questions about sitting for work.
1) Monday to Friday (In hours and/or minutes - fill in all circles on answer sheet). 2) Saturday and Sunday (In hours and/or minutes - fill in all circles on answer sheet)
hours and minutesoverall r=0.14, 95% CI: 0.06, 0.21; weekday r=0.12, 95% CI: 0.05, 0.19; weekend: r=0.10, 95% CI: 0.03, 0.17standard deviation Sitting for transport in the last week
Please estimate the total time during the last week that you spent time sitting to travel to or from places? Please include sitting and waiting for transport. Do not include any time you were standing up while travelling or waiting. If you spent sitting for travelling as part of your work, such as being a taxi driver, this should have been included in the question about sitting for work so do not report it here. 1) Monday to Friday (In hours and/or minutes - fill in all circles on answer sheet). 2) Saturday and Sunday (In hours and/or minutes - fill in all circles on answer sheet)
hours and minutes.overall r=0.07, 95% CI: -0.01, 0.14; weekday r=0.12, 95% CI: 0.05, 0.20; weekend: r=-0.04, 95% CI: -0.11, 0.04Sitting for work in the last week
Please estimate the total time during the last week that you spent sitting down as part of your job while at work or working from home, including meal and snack breaks and sitting to do work such as at desk or in meetings, sitting to use the computer at work, and sitting for travel as part of work such as being a taxi driver?
1) Monday to Friday (In hours and/or minutes - fill in all circles on answer sheet), 2) Saturday and Sunday (In hours and/or minutes - fill in all circles on answer sheet)
hours and minutesoverall r=0.25, 95% CI: 0.17, 0.31; weekday r=0.34, 95% CI: 0.27, 0.40; weekend: r=0.07, 95% CI: 0.00, 0.14Sitting for other purposes in the last week
We are interested in any other sitting or lying down that you may have done during your waking hours in the last week that you have not already told us about. For example this could include sitting for reading or hobbies, socialising with friends or family including time on the telephone eating meals; or listening to music.
Please estimate the total time during the last week that you spent sitting down NOT including sitting for work, transport, television viewing, or computer use that you have mentioned in the previous answers?
1) Monday to Friday (In hours and/or minutes - fill in all circles on answer sheet). 2) Saturday and Sunday (In hours and/or minutes - fill in all circles on answer sheet)
hours and minutesoverall r=0.06, 95% CI: -0.02, 0.13; weekday r=-0.01, 95% CI: -0.09, 0.06; weekend: r=0.11, 95% CI: 0.04, 0.18Composite of all sitting questionsr = 0.46, 95% CI: 0.40, 0.52 (weaker correlation in oldest group). Mean difference = 2.01 (2.45) hrs/day. Weekday r=0.49, 95% CI: 0.43, 0.54; weekend day r=0.25, 95% CI: 0.19, 0.32
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EPICEuropean Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Potsdam Studyhttp://epic.iarc.fr/ 50-65 years1France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Greece, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and NorwayGeneral population1992-YesYesYesHipWe would like to know the type and amount of physical activity involved in your work. Please check what the best corresponds with your present occupation from the following four possibilities: sedentary occupation, standing occupation, manual work, heavy manual work
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Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Assessment Questionnaire (PASBAQ)Health Survey for Englandhttp://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/179/12/1493.long16+ years5EnglandGeneral population1991 (validation in 2008)ActiGraph GT1M (To examine the sensitivity of criterion validity, we derived the average minutes/day spent being sedentary using 3 different cutpoints—<50 counts/ minute, <100 counts/ minute, and <200 counts/ minute)YesNoHipNow I’d like to ask you some questions about time that you might have spent sitting down. For these questions, I’d like you to think about what you have done in the last four weeks, that is since (date of interview – 4 weeks) (when you were not doing your (paid) job)...TVWkHr: In the last 4 weeks, how much time did you spend sitting down watching TV (including DVDs and videos) on an average weekday (that is Monday to Friday)? WESit1H: In the last four weeks, how much time did you spend watching TV (including watching DVDs and videos) on an average weekend day (that is Saturday and Sunday)? hours and minutesTelevision viewing compared to accelerometer with sedentary threshold of <50 cpm: women r=0.16, 95% CI: 0.11, 0.22; men r=0.16, 95% CI:0.10, 0.21
Television viewing compared to accelerometer with sedentary threshold of <100 cpm: women r=0.14, 95% CI:0.08, 0.19; men r=0.13, 95% CI: 0.07, 0.19
Television viewing compared to accelerometer with sedentary threshold of <200 cpm: women r=0.11, 95% CI: 0.06, 0.17; men r=0.11, 95% CI: 0.05, 0.18
Looking at showcard I, which of these did you do whilst working? Please include any
work you did on weekends.
CODE ALL THAT APPLY
1 Sitting down or standing up
2 Walking at work (e.g. door to door sales, hospital nurse work)
4 Lifting, carrying or moving heavy loads
IF WorkAct2 = Sit THEN
WrkAct3H
On an average work day in the last four weeks, how much time did you usually spend
sitting down or standing up?
minutesOccupational sitting/standing compared to accelerometer with sedentary threshold of <50 cpm: women r=0.19, 95% CI: 0.11, 0.27; men r=0.17, 95% CI:0.09, 0.25,
Occupational sitting/standing compared to accelerometer with sedentary threshold of <100 cpm women r=0.20, 95% CI: 0.10, 0.30; men r=0.19, 95% CI: 0.11, 0.27,
Occupational sitting/standing compared to accelerometer with sedentary threshold of <200 cpm women r=0.18, 95% CI: 0.11, 0.26; men r=0.19, 95% CI:0.11, 0.27
Now I’d like to ask you some questions about time that you might have spent sitting down. For these questions, I’d like you to think about what you have done in the last four weeks, that is since (date of interview – 4 weeks) (when you were not doing your (paid job)...WkSit2H: In the last four weeks, how much time did you spend sitting down doing any other activity on an average weekday (that is Monday to Friday)? Please do not include time spent doing these activities while at work. WESit2H: In the last 4 weeks, how much time did you spend sitting down doing any other activity on an average weekend day (that is Saturday and Sunday)? Please do not include time spent doing these activities while at work. Non-television sitting compared to accelerometer with sedentary threshold of: <50 cpm women r=0.20, 95% CI: 0.1, 0.26; men r=0.18, 95% CI: 0.12, 0.24,
Non-television sitting compared to accelerometer with sedentary threshold of: <100 cpm: women r=0.20, 95% CI: 0.14, 0.25; men r=0.17, 95% CI: 0.11, 0.22,
Non-television sitting compared to accelerometer with sedentary threshold of: <200 cpm women r=0.18, 95% CI: 0.12, 0.23; men r=0.15, 95% CI: 0.09, 0.21
Total sedentary activity compared to accelerometer with sedentary threshold of: <50 cpm: women r=0.27, 95% CI:0.22, 0.32; men r=0.26, 95% CI:0.20, 0.32,
Total sedentary activity compared to accelerometer with sedentary threshold of: <100 cpm women r=0.24, 95% CI:0.19, 0.29, men r=0.23, 95% CI:0.16, 0.29,
Total sedentary activity compared to accelerometer with sedentary threshold of: <200 cpm women r=0.21, 95% CI:0.16, 0.26, men r=0.20, 95% CI:0.14, 0.26
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Sitting time questions from the Risk Factor QuestionnaireNIH-AARP Diet and Health Studyhttps://dietandhealth.cancer.gov/index.html50+ years2USRetired persons1995-NoNoDuring a typical 24-hour period over the past 12-months, how much time did you spend watching television or videos?None, <1 hour, 1-2 hours, 3-4 hours, 5-6 hours, 7-8 hours, >=9 hoursDuring a typical 24-hour period over the past 12-months, how much time did you spend sitting?<3 hours, 3-4 hours, 5-6 hours, 7-8 hours, >=9 hoursNRNR
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Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ)WHO Global Physical Activity Questionnaireshttp://www.who.int/chp/steps/resources/GPAQ_Analysis_Guide.pdf18-65 years1U.S.Faculty & staff from College (validity) or general population (reliability)2002-Actigraph GT1M (<100 cpm)YesYes (N=16)HipThe following question is about sitting or reclining at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends including time spent sitting at a desk, sitting with friends, traveling in car, bus, train, reading, playing cards or watching television, but do not include time spent sleeping. How much time do you usually spend sitting or reclining on a typical day? Hours and minutesr=-0.12, NSShort-term (10 days, n=16) ICC=0.92 (95% CI: 0.78, 0.97). Long-term (3 months, n=54); ICC=0.83 (95% CI: 0.70, 0.90)
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Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ)WHO Global Physical Activity QuestionnairesC7=HYPERLINK("http://www.who.int/chp/steps/resources/GPAQ_Analysis_Guide.pdf","http://www.who.int/chp/steps/resources/GPAQ_Analysis_Guide.pdf")44 +/- 14 years1IrelandGeneral population2002-Actigraph GT3XYesNoHipThe following question is about sitting or reclining at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends including time spent sitting at a desk, sitting with friends, traveling in car, bus, train, reading, playing cards or watching television, but do not include time spent sleeping. How much time do you usually spend sitting or reclining on a typical day? Hours and minutesOverall r=0.187, p=0.135. Significant mean difference between GPAQ (300 mins/day) vs. Actigraph (696 mins/day) = 348.7 mins/day, p=0.0001. Wide limits of agreement: -721.1 to +23.7 mins/day. Bias exists with those who were found to be more sedentary less likely to under-report their SB using the GPAQ
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Questionnaire NameUsed in Int't Survey?URL (if available)Age RangeNumber of questions/itemsCountries of usePopulation (e.g. obese men, pregnant women, etc)Duration/Breadth of useCriterion measureValidity (Yes/no)Reliability (Yes/No)Location of device (Hip, Wrist, Thigh, etc)Question WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityQuestion WordingResponse CategoriesValidityReliabilityNotes/Comments
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Australian National Nutrition and Physical Activity SurveyAustralian Health Surveyhttp://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/subscriber.nsf/0/734DF823586D5AD9CA257B8E0014A387/\$File/national%20nutrition%20and%20physical%20activity%20survey%202011-12%20questionnaire.pdf18+ years7Australia2011/2012NoNoHow much time did [you/(selected person name)] spend sitting or lying down to watch television or videos in the last week?UnlimitedHow much time did [you/(selected person name)] spend sitting or lying down to play electronic games in the last week?UnlimitedHow much time did [you/(selected person name)] spend sitting or lying down to use a computer or the Internet in the last week?UnlimitedHow much time did [you/(selected person name)] spend sitting to travel to or from places in the last week?UnlimitedHow much time did [you/he/she] spend sitting at work in the last week?1. Hours
2. Minutes
3. Both hours and minutes
4. Did not sit at work in the last week
How much time did [you/(selected person name)] spend sitting or lying down to other social or leisure activities in the last week?How much time did [you/(selected person name)] spend sitting or lying down to use a phone (e.g. text and talk) in the last week?Unlimited
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Sedentary activities (SAC)Canadian Community Health Surveyhttp://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvey&Id=23885412+ years4Canada2015-NoNoIn the last 7 days, how much of your free time did you spend:

watching TV, DVDs, movies or Internet videos? Please do not include time spent watching while exercising.
Min = 0; Max = 95.0(In the last 7 days, how much of your free time did you spend):

playing other video or computer games? Include games played on a game console, computer or hand-held electronic device such as a tablet or smart phone.
Min = 0; Max = 95.0[Excluding the activities you have already reported, in] the last 7 days, how much of your free time did you spend on a computer, tablet or smart phone, doing activities such as surfing the Internet, emailing, using Facebook or doing homework?Min = 0; Max = 95.0Now, a few additional questions about activities you do in your leisure time, that is, activities not at work nor during class time nor during transportation.

Some of these activities may appear similar, but please only report your activity once.

In the last 7 days, how much of your free time did you spend:

reading books, magazines or newspapers, including in electronic formats? Include time spent reading as part of your homework, but do not include time spent reading at work, during class time, during transportation or while exercising.
Min = 0; Max = 95.0
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Sedentary Activities (SAC)Canadian Health Measures Survey 2014/2015http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/pIX.pl?Function=showStaticArchiveHTML&fl=http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb-bmdi/instrument/5071_Q1_V4-eng.htm&Item_Id=15260418-79 years5CanadaGeneral population2014/2015NoNoIn a typical week in the past 3 months, how much time did you usually spend watching television, DVD's or videos? Please do not include time spent watching TV or videos on a computer or while exercisingMin = 0; Max = 95.0In a typical week in the past 3 months, how much time did you usually spend playing other types of video games on a game console or hand-held electronic device?Min = 0; Max = 95.0In a typical week in the past 3 months, how much time did you usually spend on a computer, tablet or iPAD,including watching videos, playing computergames, emailing or using the Internet? Include Internet use on other devices and time spent doing homework on a computer. Do not include time spent on a computer at work or at school.Min = 0; Max = 95.0In a typical week in the past 3 months, how much time did you usually spend on a computer, tablet or iPAD,including watching videos, playing computergames, emailing or using the Internet? Include Internet use on other devices and time spent doing homework on a computer. Do not include time spent on a computer at work or at school.Min = 0; Max = 95.0In a typical week in the past 3 months, how much time did you usually spend reading? Include time spent reading as part of your homework, but do not include time spent reading at work or at schoolMin = 0; Max = 95.0
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International Physical Activity QuestionnaireInternational Physical Activity Questionnaire18-65 years4Australia, Brazil, UK, Canada, Finland, Netherlands, Japan, Portugal, USA, Sweden, South Africa, Guatemala 1997-NoNoThese questions are about how you traveled from place to place, including to places like work,
stores, movies, and so on.
8. During the last 7 days, on how many days did you travel in a motor vehicle like a train,
bus, car, or tram?
9. How much time did you usually spend on one of those days traveling in a train, bus,
car, tram, or other kind of motor vehicle?
8. _____ days per week
9. _____ hours per day
_____ minutes per day
Short form: Now think about the time you spent sitting on week days during the last 7 days. Include time spent at work, at home, while doing course work, and during leisure time. This may include time spent sitting at a desk, visiting friends, reading or sitting or lying down to watch television. During the last 7 days, how much time did you usually spend sitting on a week day? During the last 7 days, how much time did you usually spend sitting on a weekend day? Long form: The last questions are about the time you spend sitting while at work, at home, while doing course work and during leisure time. This may include time spent sitting at a desk, visiting friends, reading or sitting or lying down to watch television. Do not include any time spent sitting in a motor vehicle that you have already told me about.
During the last 7 days, how much time did you usually spend sitting on a weekday?

During the last 7 days, how much time did you usually spend sitting on a weekend day?
Hours and minutes
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Physical Activity and Transit (PAT) Surveyhttps://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/data/data-sets/physical-activity-and-transit-survey.page18+ years2USGeneral population2010/2011Actigraph GT3X (<100 cpm)YesNoHip2 questions on time spent sitting for daytime and evening: “On an average day during the last 7 days, from the time you woke up to around 5 o’clock in the evening, how many hours or minutes did you spend sitting?” and “From 5 o’clock in the evening to the time you went to bed on an average day during the last 7 days, how many hours or minutes did you spend sitting?” Total: r = 0.32, P < .001); the correlation was stronger in daytime (r = 0.37, P < .001) versus evening (r = 0.23, P < .001) sitting. Mean difference= 49 mins/day. The LoA were −441 to 343 mins/day. Linear regression showed at lower levels of ST, self-report was lower than accelerometer-measured ST. At higher levels of ST, self-report was higher than accelerometer- measured ST (β = 0.59; standard error = 0.02; P < .001; LoA = mean difference ± 200.34).
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