Health Indicator Report of Physical Activity - Adult, Met Federal Guidelines
Physically active adults reduce their risk of many serious health conditions including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure. In addition to reducing the risk of multiple chronic diseases, physical activity helps maintain healthy bones, muscles, joints, and helps to control weight, develop lean muscle, and reduce body fat. Only 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. meets recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle strengthening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults engage in at least 2 hours and 30 minutes per week of moderate-intensity, or 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity (or any combination thereof) aerobic exercise, and additionally work out all major muscle groups two or more days per week to fully meet physical activity recommendations.
Physical Activity, Adult - Met Federal Guidelines by County 2013, 2015, 2017
NotesThe percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the sample so that the results better represent the Hawaii population. Numerator and denominator data have been rounded to the nearest 100. In cases where the numerator is 49 or less, it is displayed as 50. Statistical Stability -- Relative standard error, or RSE, is the standard error expressed as a proportion of the point estimate. Stable is displayed when the RSE is below 0.30. Unstable is displayed when the RSE is 0.30-0.50. An unstable count or rate may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance). Very unstable is displayed when the RSE is greater than 0.50. A very unstable count or rate should not be used to inform decision making. Problems with statistical instability typically occur when there is a small number of health events in a small population. You may combine years or otherwise increase the population size used in the query to achieve a more stable count or rate. Suppression of Estimates -- According to CDC BRFSS guidelines, a minimum of 50 respondents must answer the question in order for it to be reported. Where the number of respondents is below 30, or the RSE is greater than 0.30, ** will appear in the table.
Data SourceHawaii Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Hawaii State Department of Health. Citation: Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii State Department of Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, [appropriate year(s)].
Data Interpretation IssuesThe survey is conducted using scientific telephone survey methods. Both cell phones and land lines are included. Excluded are adults living in group quarters with a central phone system such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons. Results have been weighted to the adult population by age, gender, race, education, marital status, home ownership, telephone source (landline versus cell phone), and county of residence.
DefinitionThe proportion of adults who engaged in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes/week, or 75 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination, and performed muscle-strengthening activities on at least 2 days per week calculated based on a series of questions.
NumeratorNumber of adults who engaged in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes/week, or 75 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination, and performed muscle-strengthening activities on at least 2 days per week.
DenominatorNumber of adults for whom physical activity can be calculated based on their responses to a series of questions (excludes unknowns and refusals for physical activity and muscle strengthening).
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