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Table 2 Women’s report of provider advice on physical activity, N=208a

From: Provider advice on physical activity and nutrition in twin pregnancies: a cross-sectional electronic survey

Provider AdviceN(%)b
Physical activity type152 (73.1)
 Walking108 (51.9)
 Swimming65 (31.3)
 Yoga36 (17.3)
 Low-impact activities11 (5.3)
 Jogging10 (4.8)
 Strength training6 (2.9)
 Work activities5 (2.4)
 Elliptical4 (1.9)
 Biking3 (1.4)
 Not sure if physical activity type was discussed15 (7.2)
 Missing3 (1.4)
Physical activity intensity130 (62.5)
 Light46 (22.1)
 Light to moderate24 (11.5)
 Moderate27 (13.0)
 Heart rate references8 (3.8)
 Reduce intensity from pre-pregnancy4 (1.9)
 Not sure if physical activity intensity was discussed19 (9.1)
 Missing2 (1.0)
Physical activity frequency and/or duration95 (45.7)
 2–3 days per week3 (1.4)
 3 days per week6 (2.9)
 3–5 days per week8 (3.8)
 Daily18 (8.7)
 0 min6 (2.9)
 Less than 20 min3 (1.4)
 20–30 min23 (11.1)
 Not sure if physical activity frequency/duration was discussed25 (12.0)
 Missing3 (1.4)
Physical activity advice changed during pregnancy99 (47.6)
Other emergent themes across categories
 Continue pre-pregnancy activities48 (23.1)
 Listen to body and don’t overdo it40 (19.2)
 Exercise to comfort level36 (17.3)
 Restrict physical activity levels87 (41.8)
 Bedrest prescribed27 (13.0)
  1. aNumber of participants who reported receiving provider advice on physical activity during their twin pregnancy; used as denominator to calculate percentages
  2. bPercentages may not sum to the total within a given domain as responses could be coded into multiple categories