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released: 31 Aug 2000 author: Armstrong T, Bauman A & Davies J media release

Reports the results of the National Physical Activity Survey conducted in November 1999. This survey was a follow-up to the 1997 Active Australia National Physical Activity Survey. The report presents information on current physical activity patterns among adult Australians as well as trend information essential to assess the impact of the Active Australia campaign. It is a valuable resource for researchers and those interested in public health policy and health promotion.

ISBN 978 1 74024 066 6; Cat. no. CVD 10; 79pp.; OUT OF PRINT

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (113K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables, figures and boxes
    • List of abbreviations
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgements
    • Summary (69K PDF)
  • Chapters
    1. Introduction (155K PDF)
    2. Physical activity and health
    3. Physical activity measurement
    4. Survey methodology
    5. Demographic profile of survey respondents
    6. Physical activity patterns of Australian adults (177K PDF)
    7. Awareness and understanding of current physical activity media messages
    8. Trends in Australians' physical activity habits, 1997 and 1999
    9. Discussion
  • End matter (153K PDF)
    • Glossary
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: Membership of the AIHW Expert Working Group on the Measurement of Physical Activity as at September 1999
      • Appendix 2: 1999 National Physical Activity Survey
      • Appendix 3: Percentage of people achieving 'sufficient' levels of physical activity, 1999
      • Appendix 4: Coding frame for content-analysed questions
    • References

Recommended citation

Armstrong T, Bauman A & Davies J 2000. Physical activity patterns of Australian adults. Cat. no. CVD 10. Canberra: AIHW.