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Res Q Exerc Sport. 2012 Dec;83(4):587-91.

Trends in no leisure-time physical activity--United States, 1988-2010.

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  • 1Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was to examine trends in the prevalence of no leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) from 1988 to 2010.

METHOD:

Using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, 35 states and the District of Columbia reported information on no LTPA from 1988 to 1994; all states reported no LTPA from 1996 to 2010.

RESULTS:

No LTPA significantly declined over two decades. Prevalence for all states declined on an average of 0.6% per year from 29.1% in 1996 to 24.1% in 2004 and stabilized from 2005 to 2010, ranging from 24.0% to 25.4%. Prevalence declined for both sexes and all racial/ethnic groups.

CONCLUSION:

While the no LTPA trends improved over two decades, one in four U.S. adults still report they do not engage in LTPA.

PMID:
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