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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Engaged in Leisure-Time Strengthening Activities at Least Twice a Week,* by Race/Ethnicity† and Sex --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2009§

The figure shows the percentage of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years who engaged in leisure-time strengthening activities at least twice a week in 2009, by race/ethnicity and sex. Approximately 23% of adults participated in leisure-time strengthening activities at least two times a week in 2009. Men were more likely than women to engage in leisure-time strengthening activities. Black men (31.3%) were more likely to engage in leisure-time strengthening activities than Hispanic men (19.2%), white men (26.8%), and Asian men (23.2%). White women (22.4%) were more likely to engage in leisure-time strengthening activities than Hispanic women (13.2%), black women (14.4%), and Asian women (11.7%).

* Based on responses to the following question: "How often do you do leisure-time physical activities specifically designed to strengthen your muscles, such as lifting weights or doing calisthenics?"

All respondents categorized as white, black, or Asian are non-Hispanic. Data for non-Hispanic persons of other races or multiple races are not shown separately because of small sample sizes but are included in the total. Persons categorized as Hispanic might be of any race or combination of races.

§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population. Estimates are age-adjusted using the projected 2000 U.S. standard population as the standard population and using four age groups: 18--44 years, 45--64 years, 65--74 years, and ≥75 years.

95% confidence interval.

Approximately 23% of adults participated in leisure-time strengthening activities at least two times a week in 2009. Men were more likely than women to engage in leisure-time strengthening activities. Black men (31.3%) were more likely to engage in leisure-time strengthening activities than Hispanic men (19.2%), white men (26.8%), and Asian men (23.2%). White women (22.4%) were more likely to engage in leisure-time strengthening activities than Hispanic women (13.2%), black women (14.4%), and Asian women (11.7%).

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2009 data. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years who engaged in leisure-time strengthening activities at least twice a week in 2009, by race/ethnicity and sex. Approximately 23% of adults participated in leisure-time strengthening activities at least two times a week in 2009. Men were more likely than women to engage in leisure-time strengthening activities. Black men (31.3%) were more likely to engage in leisure-time strengthening activities than Hispanic men (19.2%), white men (26.8%), and Asian men (23.2%). White women (22.4%) were more likely to engage in leisure-time strengthening activities than Hispanic women (13.2%), black women (14.4%), and Asian women (11.7%).



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