QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Met the 2018 Federal Physical Activity Guidelines for Both Muscle-Strengthening and Aerobic Physical Activity,† by Urbanization Level§ — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020¶
Weekly / July 8, 2022 / 71(27);887
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* Age-adjusted percentages are based on the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau standard population, using age groups 18–34, 35–49, 50–64, and ≥65 years, with 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Per U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition (https://health.gov/paguidelines). The aerobic physical activity guideline was met if the respondent reported engaging in ≥150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or ≥75 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination. The muscle-strengthening guideline was met if the respondent reported performing muscle-strengthening activities on ≥2 days per week.
§ Urbanization level is based on county of residence using the National Center for Health Statistics Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_166.pdf
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2020, 25.3% of adults aged ≥18 years met the 2018 federal physical activity guidelines for both muscle-strengthening and aerobic physical activity. The percentage meeting both guidelines was highest in adults living in large central metropolitan (28.0%) and large fringe metropolitan areas (27.6%), followed by those living in medium and small metropolitan areas (23.4%) and lowest in those living in nonmetropolitan areas (18.1%).
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
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Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Met the 2018 Federal Physical Activity Guidelines for Both Muscle-Strengthening and Aerobic Physical Activity, by Urbanization Level — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:887. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7127a6.
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