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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Met the Aerobic Activity and Muscle Strengthening Guidelines,* by Sex and Selected Race/Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2009–2011

The figure above shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who met the aerobic activity and muscle strengthening guidelines, by sex and selected race/ethnicity, in the United States during 2009–2011.

* Respondents defined as meeting both aerobic and strengthening guidelines reported moderate physical activity for ≥150 minutes per week, vigorous physical activity for ≥75 minutes per week, or an equivalent combination of moderate and vigorous-intensity activity, and engaging in physical activities specifically designed to strengthen muscles at least twice per week.

The Asian race group includes persons who identify themselves as members of one or more Asian race subgroups.

§ 95% confidence interval.


Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who met the aerobic activity and muscle strengthening guidelines, by sex and selected race/ethnicity, in the United States during 2009–2011.

During 2009–2011, males were more likely than females to have met both the aerobic activity and muscle strengthening guidelines, regardless of race/ethnicity. Non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black males were more likely to have met the aerobic activity and muscle strengthening guidelines compared with Hispanic and Asian males. Non-Hispanic white females were more likely to have met both guidelines compared with non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, and Asian females.

Sources: CDC. National Health Interview Survey, 2009–2011.

CDC. Health Data Interactive. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hdi.htm.

Reported by: LaJeana D. Howie, MPH, lhowie@cdc.gov, 301-458-4611.



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