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Self-Reported Physical Activity Among Middle-Aged Cancer Survivors in the United States: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, 2009

Level of Physical ActivityPoor Overall HealthPoor Physical HealthPoor Mental Health
Sedentary13.3 (11.81–14.8)13.51 (12.2–14.77)7.96 (6.88–9.05)
Somewhat active5.64 (4.97–6.31)5.48 (4.91–6.04)4.29 (3.82–4.76)
Meets guidelines4.12 (3.56–4.69)3.95 (3.52–4.39)3.55 (3.07–4.04)

Association between health-related quality of life and physical activity levels among cancer survivors in the United States, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, 2009. The higher the score, the poorer a person’s health-related quality of life. The error bar represents the 95% confidence interval of the mean number of days per month. Among cancer survivors, the higher the level of physical activity adherence, the fewer days with poor health-related quality of life across all 3 items (poor overall health, poor physical health, or poor mental health).

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