Brazil: insufficient physical activity among adults 2018, by gender

When asked how often they practiced moderate physical activity, 35.1 percent of male Brazilian respondents answered that they practiced this type of activities less than 150 minutes per week. This figure was lower than the share of female respondants who answered equally to the same question, which reached around 51.7 percent in 2018.

Share of adults who spent less than 2.5 hours per week doing moderate physical activity in Brazil in 2018, by gender

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Brazil, Central and South America

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

52,395 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Respondents were asked whether they practice moderate physical activity for at least 150 minutes per week or intense physical activity for at least 75 minutes per week.
The phrasing of the question chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the original.
The survey was carried out in the capital city of each of the 26 Brazilian states, plus the Federal District of Brasília.
More information about this study's methodology can be found in pages 16 to 25.

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