Percentage of Adults Engaging in Leisure-Time

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 200):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 45 rows and 4 columns.

Covers persons 18 years old and over. Based on responses to questions about physical activity in prior month from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Estimates are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population. Based on a survey sample of approximately 350,000 persons in 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2005 Leisure-time physical activity is exercise, sports, recreation, or hobbies that are not associated with activities as part of one’s regular job duties, household, or transportation. Transportation physical activity is walking, biking or wheeling (for wheelchair users), or similar activities to and from places such as: work, school, place of worship, and stores. Household physical activity includes, but is not limited to) activities such as sweeping floors, scrubbing, washing windows, and raking the lawn


  1. Recommended activity is physical activity at least 5 times a week
    for 30 minutes/time or vigorous physical activity for 20 minutes at a time
    at least 3 times/week.
  2. Persons whose reported physical activity does not meet recommended level or report
    no leisure-time, transportation-related, or household-related physical activity.
  3. Persons with no reported physical activity.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.