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Women Aged 18 and Older Engaging in Adequate* Physical Activity, by Race/Ethnicity** and Poverty Status, 2008

Women Aged 18 and Older Engaging in Adequate* Physical Activity, by Race/Ethnicity** and Poverty Status, 2008
Poverty Status Percent of Women
Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black Hispanic

*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.

** The sample of American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, and persons of multiple races was too small to produce reliable results.

†Poverty level, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, was $22,025 for a family of four in 2008.

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

Total 16.9 9.7 9.6
Less Than 100% of Poverty 10.4 5.4 8.2
100-199% of Poverty 9.3 8.7 4.4
200% or More of Poverty 19.3 12.0 13.3

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