Physical activity trends--United States, 1990-1998

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2001 Mar 9;50(9):166-9.


Physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits, and increased participation in various types of leisure-time physical activity had been encouraged during the 1990s. To determine national estimates of leisure-time physical activity during 1990-1998, data were obtained from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicate that leisure-time physical activity trends have remained unchanged.

MeSH terms

  • Exercise*
  • Health Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Physical Fitness*
  • United States / epidemiology