Updated derivation of MET scores|
The MET (Metabolic Equivalent Task) score data in Category 54 was derived according to International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) guidelines. In early 2023 it was noticed that the published returned dataset differed somewhat from the methodology published by IPAQ. The published data in Category 54 was re-derived accordingly in June 2023 from the relevant data in Category 100054 to better align with IPAQ guidelines. This document describes the changes made in the derivation of MET score data from the original.
This resource can be downloaded or viewed using the link: MET_scores_update.pdf
If you have wget available (typically on linux systems), then you can also obtain a copy using the command
wget -nd biobank.ctsu.ox.ac.uk/ukb/ukb/docs/MET_scores_update.pdf