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Metabolic Equivalent of Task Values for Activities in American Time Use Survey and 2002 Census Occupational Classification System

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Table 20: Activity codes & MET values assigned to farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers600092.5
Agricultural inspectors6010104.5
Animal breeders6020113.0
Graders and sorters, agricultural products604053.0
Miscellaneous agricultural workers6050113.0
Fishers and related fishing workers6100113.0
Hunters and trappers6110113.0
Forest and conservation workers6120113.0
Logging workers6130168.0

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