QuickStats: Percentage of Adults* Who Engaged in Any Leisure-Time Strengthening Activity, by Sex and Age Group --- United States, 2005
* Aged >18 years.
Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population. Participants were asked: "How often do you do leisure-time physical activities specifically designed to strengthen your muscles such as lifting weights or doing calisthenics?"
In 2005, approximately one fourth of all adults reported participating in any leisure-time strengthening activity, a component of overall physical fitness. Men were more likely than women to engage in leisure-time strengthening activities. The percentage of adults who engaged in these activities decreased with age, from 37% among persons aged 18--24 years to 10% among persons aged >75 years.
SOURCE: National Health Interview Survey, 2005. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
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