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Nutrition and Physical Activity


Chapter 5

Patterns and Trends in Physical Activity

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Contents

  • Introduction

  • Physical Activity among Adults in the United States
      Recent Patterns of Leisure-Time Physical Activity
        Physical Inactivity during Leisure Time
        Regular, Sustained Physical Activity during Leisure Time
        Regular, Vigorous Physical Activity during Leisure Time
        Participation in Specific Physical Activities
      Leisure-Time Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities
      Trends in Leisure-Time Physical Activity

  • Physical Activity among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States
      Physical Inactivity
      Vigorous Physical Activity
      Other Physical Activity
      Physical Education in High School
      Sports Team Participation

  • Conclusions
      Research Needs

  • Appendix A: Sources of National Survey Data

  • Appendix B: Measures of Physical Activity in Population Surveys

  • References

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Historical Document: November 17, 1999

United States Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity