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Activity and Lifestyle

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Morris animal Foundation

Overview

This download includes four CSV files

  • activity_overview.csv
  • activity_details_through_SY2.csv
  • activity_details_SY3_beyond.csv
  • lifestyle.csv

Activity Overview

Information about overall activity level, sun exposure and swimming history for all study years.

Variable Descriptions
VariableDescription
subject_idDog's unique identifier.
year_in_studyYear in study the data was collected.
record_dateDate of questionnaire submission.
activity_levelDog's activity level.
swimDog goes swimming status.
swim_duration*Duration of swimming.
swim_pace*Pace of swimming.
swim_cold_frequency*Dog's swimming frequency in cold weather.
swim_location_pool*Dog's typical swimming location - swimming pool.
swim_location_pond_lake*Dog's typical swimming location - pond/lake.
swim_location_river_stream_ditch*Dog's typical swimming location - river, stream or agricultural (eg. Irrigation) ditch.
swim_location_ocean*Dog's typical swimming location - ocean.
swim_warm_frequency*Dog's swimming frequency in warm weather.
sun_exposure_durationDog's sun exposure duration.
sun_exposure_shade_accessDog's shade access.
sun_exposure_concreteDog's sun exposure location - concrete.
sun_exposure_grassDog's sun exposure location - grass.
sun_exposure_dirtDog's sun exposure location - dirt.
sun_exposure_other_specifyDog's sun exposure location - specify other.

*Swimming details (duration, pace, frequency and location) not available for all dogs that swim


Activity Details Through SY2

Detailed activity information for walks, aerobic exercise and fetch through study year two. Additional questions were added in later questionnaires.

Variable Descriptions
VariableDescription
subject_idDog's unique identifier.
year_in_studyYear in study the data was collected.
record_dateDate of questionnaire submission.
aerobic_durationDog's aerobic exercise other than on-leash walks duration.
aerobic_paceDog's activity level during aerobic activity.
aerobic_frequencyDog's aerobic exercise other than on-leash walks frequency.
walk_without_leashIs the dog allowed to walk without a lead/leash?
walk_durationWalk duration.
walk_paceDog's typical walk pace.
walk_frequencyFrequency of walks on a lead/leash.
walk_reason_bathroomWalk reason - allow dog to relieve itself.
walk_reason_general_enjoymentWalk reason - general activity and enjoyment.
walk_reason_trainingWalk reason - training and obedience.
walk_reason_other_specifyWalk reason - specify other.
fetch_games_frequencyFetch or other outdoor game frequency.

Activity Details SY3 beyond

Detailed activity information for all types of activity from study year three and beyond.

Variable Descriptions
VariableDescription
subject_idDog's unique identifier.
year_in_studyYear in study the data was collected.
record_dateDate of questionnaire submission.
activityActivity type.
activity_otherSpecify other activity type.
durationActivity duration.
frequencyActivity frequency.
paceActivity pace.
gradeActivity slope grade.
surface_asphaltActivity on asphalt surface.
surface_concreteActivity on concrete/cement surface.
surface_dirtActivity on dirt surface.
surface_grassActivity on grassy surface.
surface_rockyActivity on rocky surface.
surface_sandActivity on sandy surface.
surface_variedActivity on varied surface.
surface_otherActivity on an other surface.
surface_other_specifySpecify other surface.
total_timeTime over the course of dog's lifetime that dog has participated in activity.
total_time_unitsTime over the course of dog's lifetime that dog has participated in activity units.

Lifestyle

Dog's primary and secondary lifestyle.

Variable Descriptions
VariableDescription
subject_idDog's unique identifier.
year_in_studyYear in study the data was collected.
record_dateDate of questionnaire submission.
is_primary1 - dog's primary lifestyle.
0 - dog's secondary lifestyle.
lifestyleDog's activity/lifestyle.
lifestyle_other_specifySpecify dog's other activity/lifestyle - if applicable
therapy_visit_hospital*Therapy dog frequently visits hospital.
therapy_visit_library*Therapy dog frequently visits library.
therapy_visit_nursing_home*Therapy dog frequently visits nursing home.
therapy_visit_school*Therapy dog frequently visits school.
therapy_visit_other*Therapy dog frequently visits another location.
therapy_visit_other_specify*Specify other location therapy dog frequently visits.

*Question not asked on baseline - study year 2.

 

Data is available through study year 7 due to embargo period

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