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Topics Table 1a. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Leisure-time physical activities: 1975-1995

 

Leisure-time physical activity 1975 1977 1983 1984 1985 1988 1990 1991 1993 1994 1995
Specific exercises on a regular basisX                   
Specific sports in past 12 monthsX                   
Tournament or team sports participation in past 12 monthsX                   
Regular physical activityX    XX  X    X1  
Walking for exercise, recreation, or leisure X    XX  XX    X
Sports, exercise, and physically active hobbies in past 2 weeks        X  XX    X
Participation in exercise class or program                     X2 X3
Stretching activities              X    X
Usual vigorous and usual light-moderate activity                     
Strengthening activities X      X  XX  X2 X

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c.

 

Topics Table 1b. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Leisure-time physical activities: 1997-2006

 

Leisure-time physical activity 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Specific exercises on a regular basis                   
Specific sports in past 12 months                   
Tournament or team sports participation in past 12 months                   
Regular physical activity                   
Walking for exercise, recreation, or leisure   X            X 
Sports, exercise, and physically active hobbies in past 2 weeks  X               
Participation in exercise class or program     X               
Stretching activities  X    X         
Usual vigorous and usual light-moderate activityXXXXXXXXXX
Strengthening activities XXXXXXXXXX

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c.

 

Topics Table 1c. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Leisure-time physical activities: 2007-2011

 

Leisure-time physical activity 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Specific exercises on a regular basis          
Specific sports in past 12 months          
Tournament or team sports participation in past 12 months          
Regular physical activity          
Walking for exercise, recreation, or leisure        X  
Sports, exercise, and physically active hobbies in past 2 weeks          
Participation in exercise class or program             
Stretching activities          
Usual vigorous and usual light-moderate activity X X X X X
Strengthening activities X X X X X

.See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c

 

Topics Table 2a. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Perceived activity level: 1975-1995

 

Perceived physical activity level 1975 1977 1983 1984 1985 1988 1990 1991 1993 1994 1995
Physical activity level relative to others the same ageXXXXX  X       
Physical activity level relative to 1 year earlier      X          X1  
Get as much exercise as need      X             

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c.

 

Topics Table 2b. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Perceived activity level: 1997-2006

 

Perceived physical activity level 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Physical activity level relative to others the same age                    
Physical activity level relative to 1 year earlier                    
Get as much exercise as need                    

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c.

 

Topics Table 2c. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Perceived activity level: 2007-2011

 

Perceived physical activity level 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Physical activity level relative to others the same age          
Physical activity level relative to 1 year earlier          
Get as much exercise as need          

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c

 

Topics Table 3a. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Transportation-related activity: 1975-1995

 

Transportation-related activity 1975 1977 1983 1984 1985 1988 1990 1991 1993 1994 1995
Walking for transportation                     

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c.

 

Topics Table 3b. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Transportation-related activity: 1997-2006

 

Transportation-related activity 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Walking for transportation       X         X  

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c.

 

Topics Table 3c. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Transportation-related activity: 2007-2011

 

Transportation-related activity 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Walking for transportation       X  

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c

 

Topics Table 4a. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Occupational activity: 1975-1995

 

Occupational activity 1975 1977 1983 1984 1985 1988 1990 1991 1993 1994 1995
Occupation or other main daily activity        XXX       

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c.

 

Topics Table 4b. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Occupational activity: 1997-2006

 

Occupational activity 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Occupation or other main daily activity       X         X  

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c.

 

Topics Table 4c. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Occupational activity: 2007-2011

 

Occupational activity 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Occupation or other main daily activity          

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c

  

Topics Table 5a. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Other activity-related topics: 1975-1995

 

Other activity-related topics 1975 1977 1983 1984 1985 1988 1990 1991 1993 1994 1995
Knowledge of health benefits of physical activity            X  X       
Increased physical activity to lose or control weight        X  XX    X
Medical advice to exercise        X    XXX 
Family discussions about exercise                  X 
Employer-offered physical activity programs or facilities              XXX 
Alternative health exercises (Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Chong)                      
Sedentary Behavior                       
Exercise to treat medical condition                      
Change in physical activity for medical reason                      
Access/barriers to fitness facilities                      

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c.

 

Topics Table 5b. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Other activity-related topics: 1997-2006

 

Other activity-related topics 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Knowledge of health benefits of physical activity                        
Increased physical activity to lose or control weight   X                
Medical advice to exercise       X   X4 X4,5   X X
Family discussions about exercise                    
Employer-offered physical activity programs or facilities                    
Alternative health exercises (Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Chong)           X        
Sedentary Behavior       X         X  
Exercise to treat medical condition                    
Change in physical activity for medical reason                    
Access/barriers to fitness facilities                    

See footnotes at end of Topics Table 5c.

 

Topics Table 5c. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) adult physical activity topics. Other activity-related topics: 2007-2011

 

Other activity-related topics 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Knowledge of health benefits of physical activity    

         
Increased physical activity to lose or control weight          
Medical advice to exercise   X X4    
Family discussions about exercise          
Employer-offered physical activity programs or facilities          
Alternative health exercises (Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Chong) X X      
Sedentary Behavior        X  
Exercise to treat medical condition   X      
Change in physical activity for medical reason   X      
Access/barriers to fitness facilities         X

1 Asked of adults aged 70 years and over. Disability Follow-back Survey Adult's Questionnaire and Supplement on Aging Questionnaire.
2 Asked of employed adults.
3 Asked of adults aged 65 years and over.
4 Asked of adults with arthritis symptoms.
5 Asked of adults with high blood pressure.

 

 
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