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Association Between Living Alone and Physical Inactivity Among People With and Without Disability, Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009

Disability/Physical Activity LevelPercentage
No disability (n = 8,335)
CDC-defined disability only with no assistance needs (n = 1,619)
Activity limitations and IADL needs (n = 713)
Activity limitations and ADL needs (n = 235)

Proportion of Florida residents (N = 10,902) participating in any, moderate, or vigorous physical activity, by level of disability, Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009. Any physical activity included running, gardening, or walking during the past month; moderate physical activity included bicycling, vacuuming, or gardening for at least 10 minutes per session in a usual week; and vigorous physical activity included running or heavy yard work for at least 10 minutes per session in a usual week. Abbreviations: ADL, activities of daily living; IADL, instrumental activities of daily living; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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