Table 1

List of physical activities and their metabolic equivalents (METs) for 38 case patients who reported being physically active during the 15 minutes before the onset of subarachnoid haemorrhage

Physical activityNumberMETs1-150
 Golf (walking)15
 Home exercise14.5
 Sexual intercourse61.3
 Bowel movement21.0
 Other1-151 19
  • 1-150 One metabolic equivalent (MET) equals 1kcal/kg/h. Vigorous physical activity is defined as METs ⩾6. For “other,” MET value unavailable and assumed to be non-vigorous (METs <6).

  • 1-151 Other activities included squatting, straining, bending, coughing, sneezing, work related activities, and other recreational and non-recreational activities.