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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/04/2006   
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Contents >> Health >> Health risk factors >> Exercise Level

In 2001, an estimated 32.0% of Tasmanians aged 18 years and over were sedentary (includes those doing no exercise) in the two weeks prior to the survey. Some 39.6% of Tasmanians exercised at a low level, and 28.4% at a moderate or high level.

In Tasmania, a higher proportion of males (34.4%) exercised at a moderate or high level than females (22.7%); while more females (45.3%) exercised at a low level than males (33.7%).

EXERCISE LEVEL(a)(b), Tasmania - 2001

Exercise level
Males
Females
Persons

Number ('000)
Sedentary
53.8
57.5
111.3
Low
56.4
79.2
135.6
Moderate/High
57.1
39.3
96.4
Total
167.3
176.0
343.3

Proportion (%)
Sedentary
31.9
32.0
32.0
Low
33.7
45.3
39.6
Moderate/High
34.4
22.7
28.4
Total
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.
Source: ABS data available on request, 2001 National Health Survey.

These statistics relate to a Tasmania Together benchmark.


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