4835.0.55.001 - Physical Activity in Australia: A Snapshot, 2007-08  
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Includes: Overview of the benefits of physical activity and health consequences of being physically inactive.
Measures of physical activity
Includes: Physical activity guidelines; type, frequency and level of exercise, time spent sitting at leisure.
Changes over time
Includes: Changes in sedentary behaviour from 2001 to 2007-08.
Demographic and socio-economic characteristics
Includes: Geographical characteristics, household income and disadvantage, household composition and education.
Employment characteristics
Includes: Labour force status, hours worked, physical activity at work.
Risk factors
Includes: Excess weight, sitting time, nutrition, smoker status and alcohol consumption.
Health status
Includes: Long-term health conditions as a consequence of physical inactivity.
Health benefits of physical activity
Includes: Self-assessed health and psychological distress.
Data sources and definitions
Includes: Data sources and explanation of concepts.
List of references