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This indicator shows the number of persons who reported at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or at least 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week. Physical activity is important to prevent heart disease and stroke, two of the important causes of death in United States. In order to improve overall cardiovascular health, The American Heart Association suggests at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise.

Measurement Period: 2015

HP 2020:
HP 2020:
HP 2020:

Data Trend

  • 50.4

    Jurisdiction2011201220132015
    Maryland48.751.84852.9


    Jurisdiction2011201220132015
    Allegany52.249.841.247.9
    Anne Arundel47.654.551.354.9
    Baltimore City43.945.542.650.3
    Baltimore County47.749.343.353.4
    Calvert47.15141.448.3
    Caroline43.426.83951.8
    Carroll4850.252.348.7
    Cecil55.249.739.150.5
    Charles47.454.455.359.5
    Dorchester45.141.93238.7
    Frederick50.555.952.947.8
    Garrett45.450.745.948.9
    Harford43.153.546.451.2
    Howard49.657.950.763.4
    Kent51.749.341.449.7
    Montgomery52.654.652.856.8
    Prince George's50.25347.452.6
    Queen Anne's46.742.149.751.2
    Saint Mary's55.75252.844.8
    Somerset33.137.542.148.8
    Talbot57.655.34953.4
    Washington4149.349.145.5
    Wicomico50.450.345.643.3
    Worcester52.155.351.948.6

Data Details

  • Source Maryland DHMH Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) (www.marylandbrfss.org)
    Numerator Maryland adults that participated in 150 minutes (or vigorous equivalent minutes) of physical activity per week.
    Denominator Maryland adults age 18 and over
    Reporting Threshold (*) 50 or relative standard error >=30.0%
    Calculation Weighted (Numerator/Denominator)*100= Single-Year Calculation
    Race/ ethnicity All races/ ethnicities (aggregated)
    Black Non-Hispanic,
    Hispanic,
    White Non-Hispanic,
    Asian Non-Hispanic
    Other

    In 2011, the BRFSS weighting methodology was changed. This makes data collected from 2011 forward incomparable to data collected prior to 2011. The SHIP resumed including BRFSS data in 2013, where baselines from 2011 BRFSS data were calculated.

    Data collected from survey respondents are adjusted to more accurately represent the Maryland population. This is called ""weighted data."" Learn more about weighted data here: http://www.marylandbrfss.org/pdf/BRFSS-Special-Report-9-12.pdf

    Beginning In 2014, the question, ""Physical activity: Adults participated in 150 minutes or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week"" is asked in alternate survey years. Thus, there no data is available in 2014 but is available for 2015 and every other year onward.

 
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