Table 1

Physical activity and all-cause mortality risk

Physical activity level
Gender Region Moderate High
FemaleUSA and Europe0.72 (0.68 to 0.76)0.66 (0.61 to 0.70)
Asia0.83 (0.79 to 0.88)0.77 (0.72 to 0.82)
MaleUSA and Europe0.78 (0.74 to 0.82)0.71 (0.67 to 0.76)
Asia0.89 (0.85 to 0.94)0.83 (0.79 to 0.88)
  • All-cause relative risk estimates are compared with physically inactive individuals (less than 500–600 MET-minutes per week, baseline RR=1) which is taken as baseline. Moderate=500–1500 MET-minutes per week. High=more than 1500 MET-minutes per week. 95% CIs in parentheses.

  • MET, metabolic equivalents of task.