Updated on December 12, 2012
Institut national de santé publique du Québec.
Statistics Canada. National Population Health Survey, 1994-1995 and Canadian Community Health Survey, 2003 and 2007-2008.
|The proportion of individuals who were sedentary during their leisure time was lower in 2009-2010 than in the mid-1990s. Among men, this proportion decreased from 37% in 1994-1995 to 25% in 2009-2010. For women, the proportion dropped from 33% to 24% during the same period. Since 2003, gains have been observed among men but not among women.
1. The results pertain to physical activity over a three-month period. Since data collection was spread over 12 or 24 consecutive months depending on the year of the survey, each percentage represents the average for the total period. This data collection method takes into account seasonal variations.
2. In the case of this indicator, the data are not all comparable from one survey or one cycle to another. See the recommendations in the documents "Comparabilité des données de l'ESCC, cycle 2007-2008" and "Étude de la comparabilité entre les cycles 1.1, 2.1 et 3.1 de l'ESCC" on the comparability of Canadian Community Health Survey data.
3. For more information on the definitions and for examples, consult the text by Nolin & Hamel, 2006, (see Appendix 2, p. 13-16).
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