Recommended physical activity — reported moderate-intensity activities in a usual week (i.e., brisk walking, bicycling, vacuuming, gardening, or anything else that causes small increases in breathing or heart rate) for greater than or equal to 30 minutes per day, greater than or equal to 5 days per week; or vigorous-intensity activities in a usual week (i.e., running, aerobics, heavy yard work, or anything else that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate) for greater than or equal to 20 minutes per day, greater than or equal to 3 days per week or both. This can be accomplished through lifestyle activities (i.e., household, transportation, or leisure-time activities).
Insufficient physical activity — doing more than 10 minutes total per week of moderate or vigorous-intensity lifestyle activities (i.e., household, transportation, or leisure-time activity), but less than the recommended level of activity.
Inactivity — less than 10 minutes total per week of moderate or vigorous-intensity lifestyle activities (i.e., household, transportation, or leisure-time activity).
Leisure-time inactivity — no reported leisure-time physical activities (i.e., any physical activities or exercises such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking) in the previous month.
95% CI = Confidence Interval
Cell Suppression — estimates are considered statistically unreliable and are suppressed if the denominator is based on fewer than 50 sample cases. For more information, see the BRFSS documentation.
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Page last updated: May 22, 2007
Content Source: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion