Table 1
Level of leisure-time physical activity, household population aged 12 or older, Canada, 2005


 
Active
Moderately active
Active or moderately active
Inactive
Total
27.1
25.1
52.2
47.8
   Men
30.2*
24.6*
54.8*
45.2*
   Women
24.1
25.6
49.7
50.3
Age 12 to 17
50.9
22.6
73.5
26.5

   Men

57.6*
21.5*
79.1*
20.9*

   Women

43.8
23.7
67.5
32.5
Age 18 to 24
38.3
23.5
61.8
38.2

   Men

43.8*
22.2*
66.0*
34.0*

   Women

32.5
24.9
57.4
42.6
Age 25 to 34
26.4
26.1
52.5
47.5

   Men

29.0*
25.1*
54.0*
46.0*

   Women

24.0
27.1
51.0
49.0
Age 35 to 44
23.4
25.4
48.8
51.2

   Men

24.0
24.9
48.9
51.1

   Women

22.7
26.0
48.8
51.3
Age 45 to 54
22.0
25.6
47.6
52.4

   Men

22.5
25.6
48.1
51.9

   Women

21.4
25.6
47.0
53.0
Age 55 to 64
22.6
26.3
48.9
51.1
   Men
24.3*
25.0*
49.2
50.8
   Women
21.0
27.7
48.6
51.4
Age 65 or older
18.5
24.5
43.0
57.0
   Men
24.2*
26.1*
50.2*
49.8*
   Women
14.1
23.4
37.5
62.5
Household income§
   Lowest
22.7*
21.6*
44.3*
55.7*
   Low-middle
23.3*
23.8*
47.1*
52.9*
   Middle
26.2*
26.7*
52.9*
47.1*
   High-middle
29.0*
26.4*
55.4*
44.6*
   Highest
32.9
29.4
62.3
37.7
Ethnic origin
   White
27.2
25.9
53.2
46.9
   Black
28.8
18.5
47.3
52.7
   Southeat/East Asian
21.6
22.1
43.7
56.3
   Off-reserve Aboriginal
34.0
21.9
56.0
44.0
   Other
27.0
21.8
48.8
51.2
Immigrant, years in Canada
   0 to 4
21.7
21.6
43.3
56.7
   5 to 9
24.9
19.5
44.3
55.7
   10 to 14
25.1
21.0
46.2
53.8
   15 to 19
21.2
22.0
43.2
56.8
   20 or more
23.8
24.7
48.4
51.6
† Reference category
‡ Significantly different from estimate for Canada (p < 0.05)
§ Excludes territories
* Significantly different from estimate for reference group (p < 0.05)
Note: Based on self-reported frequency and duration of participation in leisure-time physical activity in previous 3 months.
Source: 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey.