Statistics and Indicators

Self-rated physical activity - adults

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    Self-rated physical activity, 18 years and over, ACT General Health Survey, 2018-2020

     

    Of the respondents to the 2020 ACT General Health Survey aged 18 years and over, 15.8% rated their physical activity as very active, 29.2% as active, 35.9% as moderately active, 15.1% as not very active and 4.0% as not at all active. Males aged 18 years and over were significantly more likely to rate their physical activity as active than females (35.5% vs 23.1%) while females aged 18 years and over were significantly more likely to rate their physical activity as not very active than males (19.3% vs 10.8%).

    For the purpose of reporting the ACT General Health Survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.

    Note: The indicator shows self-reported data collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Estimates were weighted to adjust for differences in the probability of selection among respondents and were benchmarked to the estimated residential population using the latest available Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.

    Persons includes male, female, other and refused sex respondents and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

    The following estimates have a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution:

    • 2018: males and females who are not at all active
    • 2019: males who are not at all active
    • 2020: males and females who are not at all active

    Statistically significant differences are difficult to detect for smaller jurisdictions such as the Australian Capital Territory. Sometimes, even large apparent differences may not be statistically significant. This is particularly the case in breakdowns of small populations because the small sample size means that there is not enough power to identify even large differences as statistically significant.

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