QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Who Met Federal Guidelines for Aerobic Physical Activity,† by Poverty Status§ — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014¶
Weekly / May 6, 2016 / 65(17);459
* With error bars indicating 95% confidence interval.
† Per U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/default.aspxexternal icon). Respondents were considered to be meeting aerobic activity guidelines if they reported moderate-intensity physical activity for ≥150 minutes leisure-time activity per week, vigorous-intensity physical activity for ≥75 minutes leisure-time activity per week, or an equivalent combination of moderate-intensity and vigorous-intensity leisure-time activity.
§ Poverty status is based on family income and family size using the 2013 U.S. Census Bureau poverty thresholds. Family income was imputed where missing.
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey sample adult component.
In 2014, the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who met federal guidelines for aerobic physical activity increased as family income increased. The percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who met federal guidelines for aerobic physical activity ranged from 34.8% for those with family incomes <100% of the poverty level to 66.8% for those with family incomes ≥600% of the poverty level.
Source: National Health Interview Survey data, 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: LaJeana Hawkins, MPH, LDHawkins@cdc.gov, 301-458-4611; Mark Montgomery, MS; Deepthi Kandi.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Met Federal Guidelines for Aerobic Physical Activity, by Poverty Status — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:459. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6517a6external icon.
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