Table 4-1.

Met 2008 Federal Aerobic and Strengthening PA Guidelines for Adults

Population GroupPrevalence, 2015 (Age ≥18 y), %
Age 18 y and over, age adjusted21.5
Age 18 y and over, crude20.9
Both sexes21.6
Males25.3
Females17.9
NH white23.4
NH black19.8
Hispanic or Latino16.8
Asian19.1
American Indian/Alaska Native18.9
  • “Met 2008 Federal Aerobic and Strengthening PA Guidelines for Adults” is defined as engaging in ≥150 min of moderate or 75 min of vigorous aerobic leisure-time physical activity per week (or an equivalent combination) and engaging in leisure-time strengthening physical activity at least twice a week. Data are age adjusted for adults ≥18 years of age.

  • NH indicates non-Hispanic; and PA, physical activity.

  • Source: National Health Interview Survey 2015 (National Center for Health Statistics).11