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Understanding the activity categories and tracking guide.

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2011 Compendium of Physical Activities
The left column gives the 2011 Compendium activity code. The right column provides the activity MET value. Categories in blue are activities with MET values supported in published literature while categories in red are estimated MET values.

1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Dancing
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description


17105 4.0 17105 3.8 pushing a wheelchair, non-occupational 
17110 6.5 17110 6.5 17110 6.5 race walking




2000 Compendium of Physical Activities
The two left columns provides the original 1993 Compendium information. The 1993 columns are subdivided into the activity Codes in the left column and the MET values in the right column.

1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Dancing
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description


17105 4.0 17105 3.8 pushing a wheelchair, non-occupational 
17110 6.5 17110 6.5 17110 6.5 race walking




1993 Compendium of Physical Activities
The two left columns provides the original 1993 Compendium information. The 1993 columns are subdivided into the activity Codes in the left column and the MET values in the right column.

1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Dancing
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description
03010 6.0 03010 4.8 03010 5.0 ballet, modern, or jazz, general, rehearsal or class




Activity Description
The column on the far right lists the specific activity category (e.g., bicycling, dancing, sports) and below that is a detailed description of the activity


1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Dancing
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description
03010 6.0 03010 4.8 03010 5.0 ballet, modern, or jazz, general, rehearsal or class



Tracking Guide (found here)
The tracking guide offers a quick guide to the Compendium and illustrates how it has evolved through the years.

Additions
If there is no code or MET value under the 1993 or 2000 Compendium but a code and MET value appears in the 2000 or 2011 revision, then the activity is a new addition to the Compendium.

1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Conditioning Exercise
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description
         02001  2.3 activity promoting video game (e.g., Wii Fit), light effort (e.g., balance, yoga)
. . 02101 2.5 02101 2.3 stretching, mild


Removed/moved
If the 1993 or 2000 Compendium has an activity code and MET value but it is blank under the 2000 or 2010 Compendium then the activity was removed or moved in the newer revision of the Compendium.

1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Conditioning Exercise
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description
02090 6.0 02090 6.0 02090 6.0 slimnastics, jazzercise
02100 2.5 02100 2.5

stretching, hatha yoga
(Now code 02150
)




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