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Participation in Physical Activities

Description: 

The data represent adults who reported participating in physical activity, as follows:

  • Moderate Physical Activity: Adults with 30+ minutes of moderate physical activity five or more days per week, or vigorous physical activity for 20+ minutes three or more days per week
  • Vigorous physical activity: 20+ minutes of vigorous physical activity (sweating and breathing hard) three or more days per week

Physical inactivity and unhealthy eating contribute to obesity and a number of chronic diseases, including some cancers, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Physical activity reduces the risk for heart disease, colon cancer, stroke, type 2 diabetes and its complications, being overweight, and osteoporosis.

Data Source: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data.
http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/brfss/

Data Quality Comments: 

Data based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an ongoing, state-based, random-digit-dialed telephone survey of non-institutionalized civilian adults aged 18 years and older. As with all self-reported sample surveys, BRFSS data might be subject to systematic error resulting from non-coverage (e.g., lower telephone coverage among populations of low socioeconomic status), non-response (e.g., refusal to participate in the survey or to answer specific questions), or measurement (e.g., social desirability or recall bias). More information about the BRFSS is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm.

Percentages are weighted to reflect population characteristics.

iconPercent of Population Who Participated in Any Physical Activities During the Past Month by Arizona MSA, 2007

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iconPercent of Arizonans Who Participated in Physical Activity By Type of Activity

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Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data.
http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/brfss/