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Adults Who Meet Physical Activity Recommendations

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who report physical activity lefvels that meet the following guidelines: moderate physical activity (exercise that produces only light sweating or a slight to moderate increase in breathing or heart rate) at least 5 times a week for 30 minutes at a time, and/or vigorous physical activity (activities that cause heavy sweating or large increases in breathing or heart rate) at least 3 times a week for 20 minutes at a time.

Adults Who Meet Physical Activity Recommendations

42.7
52.0
Comparison: U.S. Value 

52.0

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the national value; national data are derived from the 2011 PRC National Health Survey.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: November 2011

Why is this important?

Regular physical activity can improve the health and quality of life of Americans of all ages. Among adults and older adults, physical activity can lower the risk of: early death; coronary heart disease; stroke; high blood pressure; type 2 diabetes; breast and colon cancer; falls; and depression. For people who are inactive, even small increases in physical activity are associated with health benefits.

Adults Who Meet Physical Activity Recommendations : Time Series

2008: 43.6 2011: 52.0

percent

Physical Activity Recommendations, by Age Group

18-39: 56.1 40-64: 50.7 65+: 41.6 Overall: 52.0

percent

Physical Activity Recommendations, by Gender

Female: 51.9 Male: 52.1 Overall: 52.0

percent

Physical Activity Recommendations, by Income

Low Income: 36.6 Mid/High Income: 56.7 Overall: 52.0

percent

Physical Activity Recommendations, by Race/Ethnicity

Black, non-Hispanic: 36.5 Hispanic: 46.7 White, non-Hispanic: 54.3 Overall: 52.0

percent

Physical Activity Recommendations, by Region

Northeast Omaha: 48.1 Southeast Omaha: 49.8 Northwest Omaha: 52.8 Southwest Omaha: 55.1 Western Douglas County: 63.3 Overall: 52.0

percent

Adults Who Meet Physical Activity Recommendations

Comparison: Prior Value 

52.0

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: November 2011

Why is this important?

Regular physical activity can improve the health and quality of life of Americans of all ages. Among adults and older adults, physical activity can lower the risk of: early death; coronary heart disease; stroke; high blood pressure; type 2 diabetes; breast and colon cancer; falls; and depression. For people who are inactive, even small increases in physical activity are associated with health benefits.

Adults Who Meet Physical Activity Recommendations : Time Series

2008: 43.6 2011: 52.0

percent

Physical Activity Recommendations, by Age Group

18-39: 56.1 40-64: 50.7 65+: 41.6 Overall: 52.0

percent

Physical Activity Recommendations, by Gender

Female: 51.9 Male: 52.1 Overall: 52.0

percent

Physical Activity Recommendations, by Income

Low Income: 36.6 Mid/High Income: 56.7 Overall: 52.0

percent

Physical Activity Recommendations, by Race/Ethnicity

Black, non-Hispanic: 36.5 Hispanic: 46.7 White, non-Hispanic: 54.3 Overall: 52.0

percent

Physical Activity Recommendations, by Region

Northeast Omaha: 48.1 Southeast Omaha: 49.8 Northwest Omaha: 52.8 Southwest Omaha: 55.1 Western Douglas County: 63.3 Overall: 52.0

percent