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Complete Health Indicator Report of Physical Activity - Adult Prevalence

Definition

Among adults, the proportion who engage 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.

Numerator

Number of adults meeting physical activity recommendations from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Denominator

Number of adults from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Data Interpretation Issues

These data are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ongoing survey of adults regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Data are collected in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The survey is conducted using scientific telephone survey methods for landline and cellular phones (landline only from 1986 through 2010; landline and cellular since 2011). The landline phone portion of the survey excludes adults living in group quarters such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons. The cellular phone portion of the survey includes adult students living in college dormitories but excludes other group quarters. Beginning with 2011, the BRFSS updated its surveillance methods by adding in calls to cell phones and changing its weighting methods. These changes improve BRFSS' ability to take into account the increasing proportion of U.S. adults using only cellular telephones as well as to adjust survey data to improve the representativeness of the estimates generated from the survey. Results have been adjusted for the probability of selection of the respondent, and have been weighted to the adult population by age, gender, phone type, detailed race/ethnicity, renter/owner, education, marital status, and geographic area. Lastly and importantly, these changes mean that the data from years prior to 2011 are not directly comparable to data from 2011 and beyond. The "missing" and "don?t know" responses are removed before calculating a percentage. When the data shown are about a specific sub-population, only respondents of that sub-population are included in the denominator.

Why Is This Important?

Physical activity among adults has numerous benefits, including: reducing risk of heart disease and stroke, improving physical fitness, bone health and mental health, preventing high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, prediabetes and diabetes, maintaining health weight and increasing mobility. Among older adults, physical activity in crucial in preventing falls.

Healthy People Objective: Increase the proportion of adults who engage 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

U.S. Target: 47.9 percent

How Are We Doing?

Since 2001, the percentage of adults in New Mexico who meet physical activity recommendations has remained static, which is similar to the trend in the US.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Compared to the US, a higher percentage of New Mexico adults report meeting physical activity recommendations.

Evidence-based Practices

To increase physical activity using informational approaches, the Task Force on Community Preventive Services recommends community-wide campaigns and point-of-decision prompts. To increase physical activity using behavioral or social approaches, the Task Force recommends school-based physical education, individually-adapted health behavior change programs, and social support interventions in community settings. To increase physical activity using environmental or policy approaches, the Task Force recommends creation of or enhanced access to places for physical activity combined with informational outreach activities, and point-of-decision prompts. For more information, please see the Guide to Community Preventive SErvices: Waht Works to Promote Health? Chapter 2, Physical Activity, http://www.thecommunityguide.org/library/book/index.html.

Available Services

Albuquerque Prescription Trails - http://www.cabq.gov/parks/prescription-trails EnhanceFitness - http://www.projectenhance.org/


Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

Income is associated with meeting physical activity recommendations. In 2007, a significantly lower percentage of adults reporting earning less than $10,000 per year meet physical activity recommendations compared to adults who earn $20,000 or more per year.

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Health Status Outcomes

Regular physical activity during adulthood can be protective against numerous chronic health conditions.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Adults With Recommended Physical Activity by Year, New Mexico and U.S. 2001-2013 (odd years)

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confidence limits

NM vs. U.S. by BRFSS by weighting methodYearPercentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 14
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights200150.2%48.2%52.2%
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights200351.3%49.6%53.0%
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights200551.0%49.2%52.8%2,4945,184
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights200753.3%51.5%55.1%3,0796,131
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights200953.3%51.6%55.0%4,1298,080
New Mexico, Raked Weights201152.2%50.7%53.6%4,6328,657
New Mexico, Raked Weights201355.0%53.4%56.6%4,5488,275
U.S., Post-stratification Weights200146.1%
U.S., Post-stratification Weights200347.4%
U.S., Post-stratification Weights200549.1%
U.S., Post-stratification Weights200749.5%
U.S., Post-stratification Weights200951.0%
U.S., Raked Weights201151.7%
U.S., Raked Weights201350.8%

Data Notes

The physical activity questions are administered only in odd years.   U.S. values are the median of all U.S. states for each particular year. Starting in 2011, the definition for the U.S. values changed to "150 minutes or more of aerobic physical activity per week." Prior to that, the U.S. definition was "30 minutes of moderate physical activity five 5+ days per week, or vigorous physical activity for 20+ minutes three or more days per week."

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Adult Physical Activity by Sex, New Mexico 2011, 2013

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confidence limits

Males vs. FemalesYearPercentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 4
Male201153.0%50.8%55.2%1,9273,503
Male201356.0%53.6%58.4%2,7055,154
Female201151.4%59.5%53.2%2,7055,154
Female201354.0%51.9%56.1%2,5624,788

Data Notes

The physical activity questions are administered only in odd years.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Adult Physical Activity by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico 2011, 2013

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confidence limits

Race/EthnicityPercentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Alaska Native55.9%52.1%59.7%6421,195
Asian/Pacific Islander62.5%51.5%72.4%92146
Black/African American60.0%51.9%67.6%118222
Hispanic47.9%46.2%49.7%2,8895,962
White57.7%56.3%59.2%5,2739,118
New Mexico53.6%52.5%54.7%9,18016,932
United States50.8%

Data Notes

The physical activity questions are administered only in odd years.   U.S. value is median for all U.S. states and D.C. for 2013. Starting in 2011, the definition for the U.S. values changed to "150 minutes or more of aerobic physical activity per week." Prior to that, the U.S. definition was "30 minutes of moderate physical activity five 5+ days per week, or vigorous physical activity for 20+ minutes three or more days per week."


Adult Physical Activity by County, New Mexico 2011, 2013

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CountyPercentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo45.1%42.8%47.4%1,2742,983
Catron40.9%26.6%56.9%2763
Chaves45.9%41.1%50.8%324662
Cibola47.0%40.3%53.8%199396
Colfax52.1%41.4%62.7%79164
Curry59.4%53.1%65.4%229409
De Baca55.8%40.2%70.3%3254
Dona Ana46.2%42.9%49.6%6781,540
Eddy47.7%42.3%53.0%300589
Grant40.1%33.7%46.9%144342
Guadalupe**Rate was suppressed due to small sample size.47
Harding**Rate was suppressed due to small sample size.12
Hidalgo53.3%31.8%73.6%2950
Lea57.5%52.6%62.3%333592
Lincoln42.6%34.4%51.2%114256
Los Alamos33.1%24.8%42.5%62198
Luna57.2%49.2%64.9%119218
McKinley40.4%35.6%45.5%331750
Mora61.6%44.0%76.7%2751
Otero50.9%45.5%56.2%286573
Quay48.6%37.3%60.0%52113
Rio Arriba42.5%36.7%48.6%193428
Roosevelt46.5%37.2%56.0%93188
Sandoval44.9%40.5%49.4%4401,014
San Juan46.5%43.2%49.8%8301,770
San Miguel49.8%42.0%57.7%132286
Santa Fe39.8%36.6%43.1%5681,502
Sierra55.4%45.1%65.3%76151
Socorro57.3%46.6%67.3%84168
Taos52.7%45.9%59.4%155333
Torrance49.4%37.5%61.4%61118
Union59.9%42.3%75.2%3153
Valencia49.6%43.9%55.3%317677
NM46.4%45.3%47.5%7,75216,932
US50.8%

Data Notes

The physical activity questions are administered only in odd years.   U.S. value is the median of all U.S. states and D.C. for 2013. Starting in 2011, the definition for the U.S. values changed to "150 minutes or more of aerobic physical activity per week." Prior to that, the U.S. definition was "30 minutes of moderate physical activity five 5+ days per week, or vigorous physical activity for 20+ minutes three or more days per week." **Data were not available for some counties due to insufficient numbers of people (fewer than 50) from those counties who were surveyed in the BRFSS.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.

References and Community Resources

http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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Content updated: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 17:14:53 MDT