Table 2
Percentage participating in selected leisure-time activities and average number of times per month, household population aged 12 or older, Canada, 2005


 
Both sexes
Men
Women
At least once in past 3 months (%)
Average times per month in past 3 months
At least once in past 3 months (%)
Average times per month in past 3 months
At least once in past 3 months (%)
Average times per month in past 3 months
Walking
70.0
14.8
64.1*
14.4*
75.7
15.2
Gardening
46.8
6.8
51.8*
6.6*
41.9
7.0
Home exercises
34.4
12.6
30.5*
12.9*
38.1
12.4
Swimming
24.5
5.0
24.3
4.7*
24.6
5.3
Bicycling
23.9
6.7
28.7*
7.4*
19.3
5.9
Jogging
20.8
7.9
23.6*
7.8
18.2
7.9
Dancing
19.3
2.8
15.8*
2.3*
22.7
3.2
Weight training
18.6
9.7
23.0*
10.4*
14.3
8.6
At least one other activity
14.1
7.6
17.0*
7.5
11.3
7.7
Golfing
11.4
2.9
17.0*
3.0*
5.9
2.6
Exercise class / Aerobics
10.4
7.4
5.2*
7.8*
15.6
7.2
Bowling
9.9
1.4
10.2*
1.5*
9.6
1.4
Fishing
9.7
2.2
14.4*
2.3*
5.2
1.8
Basketball
9.7
4.9
13.2*
5.2*
6.3
4.3
Soccer
9.1
4.0
12.1*
4.0
6.1
4.2
Volleyball
7.2
3.1
7.5*
2.9*
6.9
3.4
Ice skating
7.1
2.2
8.3*
2.4*
6.0
1.9
In-line skating / Rollerblading
6.3
3.3
7.1*
3.5*
5.4
3.0
Hockey
6.0
5.2
10.8*
5.4*
1.3
4.3
Baseball
6.0
3.2
8.4*
3.2
3.6
3.2
Downhill skiing / Snowboarding
5.6
1.9
7.1*
2.0*
4.2
1.7
Tennis
5.0
3.0
6.3*
3.0
3.7
2.9
† Respondents could indicate up to three other physical leisure-time activities.
‡ Among those who participated in activity
* Significantly different from estimate for women (p < 0.05)
Source: 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey.