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Women Aged 18 and Older Engaging in Adequate* Physical Activity, by Age, 2008

Percent of Women:

  • Total: 14.9
  • 18-24 Years: 16.8
  • 25-44 Years: 17.4
  • 45-64 Years: 14.7
  • 65 Years and Older: 8.4

*Adequate physical activity is defined as 2.5 hours per week of moderate-intensity activity or 1.25 hours per week of vigorous-intensity activity, or an equivalent combination of both, plus muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days per week.

Source II.1: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey

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