Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

 No Physical Activity Performed Outside of Work§ – 2013 BRFSS, 21 States

The following tables show the percent of survey respondents who said they had no physical activity performed outside of work, by industry and by occupation. We produced these tables using the 2013 BRFSS Industry and Occupation Module data, a non-public dataset. To collect important demographic information for employed adults, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sponsored the BRFSS industry and occupation (I&O) optional module for years 2013–2017. Data on “no physical activity performed outside of work” are not collected every year. In addition to the information presented below, data were collected in 2014. We analyzed the survey responses in SAS 9.3 using the SURVEYFREQ procedure.

Industry (2-Digit NAICS Code) Unweighted Frequency Prevalence (%) Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Coefficient of Variation
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11) 587 34.7 28.8 40.7 0.09
Mining, Oil & Gas (21) 140 12.3 8.2 16.3 0.17
Utilities (22) 35 *4.8 1.3 8.3 0.37
Transportation & Warehouse (48-49) 463 17.1 14.1 20.1 0.09
Construction (23) 1318 31.1 28.3 33.9 0.05
Manufacturing (31-33) 770 13.8 11.9 15.6 0.07
Wholesale Trade (42) 138 19.3 12.2 26.4 0.19
Retail Trade (44-45) 1287 19.9 17.9 21.9 0.05
Health Care & Social Assistance (62) 1326 11.7 10.2 13.2 0.06
Information (51) 185 11.1 7.9 14.3 0.15
Finance & Insurance (52) 163 5.2 3.7 6.8 0.15
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (53) 204 15.9 11.2 20.6 0.15
Professional, Scientific, Technical Services (54) 344 8.5 6.3 10.7 0.13
Management of Companies & Enterprises (55) 12 *2.5 0.5 4.5 0.41
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services (56) 595 33.2 28.6 37.8 0.07
Education (61) 477 5.8 4.6 7.0 0.10
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (71) 227 18.1 13.2 23.1 0.14
Accommodation & Food Services (72) 1285 37.2 33.8 40.6 0.05
Other Services (except Public Administration) (81) 871 26.1 23.0 29.2 0.06
Public Administration (92) 168 2.3 1.8 2.9 0.13
All Industries 10595 16.5 15.9 17.1 0.02

*Estimates preceded by an asterisk have a coefficient of variation >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS standards of precision.

Abbreviations:
NAICS = North American Industry Classification System

Occupation (2-Digit SOC Code) Unweighted Frequency Prevalence (%) Lower Confidence
Limit
Upper Confidence
Limit
Coefficient
of Variation
Management (11) 2111 19.4 17.2 21.6 0.06
Business & Financial Operations (13) 654 15.0 12.8 17.1 0.07
Computer & Mathematical (15) 372 16.6 13.4 19.8 0.10
Architecture & Engineering (17) 336 17.8 13.6 22.0 0.12
Life, Physical & Social Science (19) 188 12.2 8.9 15.5 0.14
Community & Social Services (21) 373 19.7 15.0 24.3 0.12
Legal (23) 148 14.1 10.0 18.1 0.15
Education, Training & Library (25) 1171 15.4 13.3 17.5 0.07
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, &
Media (27)
241 15.9 10.1 21.6 0.19
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical
(29)
1158 17.2 15.2 19.2 0.06
Healthcare Support (31) 528 24.6 20.6 28.6 0.08
Protective Services (33) 325 13.6 10.6 16.7 0.11
Food Preparation & Serving (35) 793 29.8 25.8 33.9 0.07
Building & Grounds Cleaning &
Maintenance (37)
996 34.5 30.4 38.6 0.06
Personal Care & Service (39) 650 21.3 17.9 24.6 0.08
Sales & Related (41) 1899 23.3 21.2 25.5 0.05
Office & Administrative Support (43) 2528 24.9 22.8 27.0 0.04
Farming, Fishing & Forestry (45) 300 42.4 32.3 52.4 0.12
Construction & Extraction (47) 1297 30.2 27.1 33.3 0.05
Installation, Maintenance & Repair (49) 788 28.6 24.6 32.6 0.07
Production (51) 1076 28.3 25.2 31.3 0.06
Transportation & Material Moving (53) 1202 36.1 32.3 39.9 0.05
All Occupations 19134 23.3 22.6 24.0 0.02

Abbreviations:
SOC = Standard Occupational Classification

§Respondents answered “No” to “During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?”

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