1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Health >> Health risk factors >> Exercise Level

The 2004-05 National Health Survey indicates that in 2004/05, 70.4% of Tasmanians were sedentary or only exercised at a low level.

EXERCISE LEVEL(a)(b), Tasmania, 2004-05

Exercise level
Males
Females
Persons

Number ('000)
Sedentary
63.4
58.6
122.0
Low
59.0
70.9
129.9
Moderate/High
52.9
53.3
106.1
Total(c)
175.2
182.8
358.0

Proportion (%)
Sedentary
36.2
32.1
34.1
Low
33.7
38.8
36.3
Moderate/High
30.2
29.2
29.6
Total(c)
100.0
100.0
100.0

(a) Persons aged 18 years and over.
(b) Based on the frequency, intensity (i.e. walking, moderate exercise and vigorous exercise) and duration of exercise in the 2 weeks prior to interview.
(c) Includes persons for whom the level of exercise was not stated.

Source: National Health Survey: Summary of Results; State Tables, 2004-05 (Cat. No. 4362.0).


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