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Risk: Physical Activity

Physical activity tends to be seasonal between both genders.

Men spend more time on physical activity (PA) overall. For the age group 15-64 years, men spend more than 100 minutes per day whereas women spent only 14.3 minutes. Twice as many males than females engage in high-level activity (>3000 MET-minutes per week), but more females engage in low or moderate physical activity.

Physical activity tends to be seasonal between both genders. This pattern of PA might explain the gender difference observed in relation to body mass index (BMI) levels - a higher percentage of men are overweight when compared to women, and a higher percentage of women than men are obese.