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This data briefing explores self-reported leisure-time physical activity and selected dietary behaviours collected in the 2001 National Health survey and analyses how they vary by weight status for adults aged 20 years and over.
Healthy weight men and women were more likely to report ‘moderate’ and ‘high’ levels of physical activity
Overweight women reported less ‘moderate’ and ‘high’ levels of physical activity compared with overweight men
Insufficient physical activity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, some cancers & depression
Twice as likely for men to report not usually eating the recommended amounts of fruit & vegetables compared to women
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