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Bus drivers' nutrition and physical activity survey results

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This de-identified dataset includes the results of a self-completed questionnaire given to a sample of drivers from an Australian bus company in 2019. Drivers were asked about their intake of fruit, vegetables, unhealthy food and sugary drinks, the number of times per week they undertook moderate or vigorous intensity physical activity, the number of hours spent a) sitting (including driving), b) standing, c) walking, and d) doing heavy labour or physically demanding tasks, on a typical work day, and their environment at work in relation to healthy eating and physical activity.  Additional questions were asked about drivers' use of digital technologies at work, and their preference for health interventions. Demographic information was also collected.

The questionnaire included nutrition and physical activity questions from publicly available validated survey tools, and was modified from an instrument created for workers in the road transport industry and used by the authors in a previous study.

Geographical area of data collection

South East Queensland, Australia


Brodie, Alison, Pavey, Toby, Newton, Cameron, & Sendall, Marguerite C (2021) Australian bus drivers' modifiable and contextual risk factors for chronic disease: A workplace study. PLoS ONE, 16(7), Article number: e0255225. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/212157/

Research areas

Physical activity
Bus drivers
Health promotion

Cite this collection

Brodie, Alison; Pavey, Toby; Newton, Cameron; Sendall, Margo; (2021): Bus drivers' nutrition and physical activity survey results. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/RDF_1640042111102

Data file types

Excel spreadsheet requires Microsoft Excel 2001 or later.


Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY)


© Queensland University of Technology, 2021.

Dates of data collection

From 2019-01-16 to 2019-04-10


Name: Dr Margo Sendall
Phone: +61 7 3138 5879


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Published - Open Access