The questionnaire targeted past-year occupation, walking/cycling and leisure-time activities, and was administered by trained interviewers on two occasions, 10–15 days apart to 89 urban and rural consenting Cameroonians aged 19–68 years.Reliability was assessed by inter-interview comparison and repeatability coefficients (standard deviation of the test-retest difference).

Make sure your door is unlocked, so that help can get in easily. Your baby will need to be kept warm once he’s born, so it’s important to make sure the room you give birth in is warm and cosy.

Close any open windows and doors to prevent draughts. If possible, try to gather together the items you'll need for the birth, such as: Try panting in three quick pants and a long blow.

One MET = 1 kilo cal per kg of body weight per hour (The study population consisted of a convenience sample of 102 urban and rural dwellers recruited from Yaoundé, the capital city of Cameroon, and Bafut, a rural area of western Cameroon where subsistence farming is the main occupation.

We aimed for equal gender, age group and residence distribution.

The question of the most appropriate method for population-based study of physical activity has been extensively debated, Several questionnaires have been validated in various parts of the world, however socio-cultural differences require the development and validation of a specific questionnaire to be used in different populations.

addresses the design and validation of a questionnaire for the measurement of physical activity—’the Sub-Saharan Africa Activity Questionnaire (SSAAQ)’—to be used in epidemiological surveys in these populations.This may delay your baby's arrival for a few minutes if you’re waiting for help to arrive.Lie on your left side, or get on all fours and bring your chest down to your knees.Heart rate monitoring correlated significantly with daily occupational expenditure calculated from the questionnaire in both men and women of urban and rural settings (This project was funded as part of the Essential Non-communicable Disease Health Intervention Project (ENHIP) by the DFID under the auspices of a DFID grant for the project health in the next millennium.ES received additional sponsorship from the Mediterranean Group for the Study of Diabetes (MGSD).Her family shares their story of raising Zay, a transgender child who was born as a boy.