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Indicator Report - Physical Activity: Recommended Aerobic Activity Among Adults

Why Is This Important?

Physical activity protects independently against cardiovascular disease. Physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Physical activity improves general physical and mental health. Regular physical activity helps to relieve pain from osteoarthritis. Regular physical activity is also known to improve effective disorders such as depression and anxiety, and increase quality of life and independent living among the elderly. Physical inactivity is a leading cause of premature death and also results in greater occurrence of illness.

Percentage of Adults Who Reported Getting the Recommended Amount of Aerobic Physical Activity by Ethnicity, Utah Adults Aged 18+, 2011-2012 (Combined Years)

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Data Notes

In 2011, the BRFSS changed its methodology from a landline only sample and weighting based on post-stratification to a landline/cell phone sample and raking as the weighting methodology. Raking accounts for variables such as income, education, marital status, and home ownership during weighting and has the potential to more accurately reflect the population distribution.   The data on this graph is based on the new methodology (landline/cell phone sample; raking). Age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.

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Definition

Percentage of adults aged 18 years and older who meet aerobic physical activity recommendations of getting at-least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate-vigorous intensity activity.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Percentage of adults aged 18 years and older who meet aerobic physical activity recommendations of getting at-least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate-vigorous intensity activity.
Denominator: Number of surveyed adults aged 18 years and older.

Page Content Updated On 12/10/2013, Published on 12/12/2013
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Content updated: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:09:37 MST