Note regarding errata in Table 2A in the Health Survey for England - 2008 publication Author: Health and Social Care Information Centre, Lifestyle Statistics Responsible Statistician: Paul Eastwood, Lifestyles Section Head Version: 1 Original date of publication: 17th December 2009 Date of errata: 19th June 2013 The method used to calculate activity levels in the Health Survey for England was revised in 2008. In 2008, an enhanced physical activity questionnaire was introduced for adults, with additional questions relating to occupational activity, sedentary activity, and follow-up questions for certain activities. The reference period for bouts of activities to report was lowered from 15 minutes to 10 minutes. The revised method uses the enhanced data. Full details of the revised methods are outlined in the 2008 report, Chapter 2, at www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/hse08physicalactivity. Table 2A in the Health Survey for England – 2008 presents figures based on a mixture of original and revised methods. The numbers quoted are based on the original method of calculating activity levels, while the percentages quoted are based on the revised method. Both should have been based on the revised method. The correct figures based on the revised method are presented in the table below, with the original (incorrect figures) in brackets. Activity level 2008 Estimated Number Target Prevalence of adults in England for 2012 in HSE in 2008 Meets recommendations (at least 30 mins MVPA at least five times per week) 34% 13,996,000 (14,961,000) 14,196,000 (15,161,000) Low activity (30 mins MVPA less than once per week) 34% 13,950,000 (13,669,000) 12,950,000 (12,669,000) NatCen Social Research and the Health and Social Care Information Centre apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.