Physical inactivity among adults in Brazil 2023, by age

Share of adults who were physically inactive in Brazil in 2023, by age group

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Release date

September 2023


Brazil, Central and South America

Survey time period

December 26, 2022 to April 24, 2023

Number of respondents

21,690 phone numbers*

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*Survey was carried out in the capital city of each of the 26 Brazilian states, plus the Federal District of Brasília.
According to the source, physically inactive individuals were those who did not practice any physical activity during the past three months, including making intense physical efforts at work, going to work or school on foot or by bicycle for a minimum of 10 minutes per trip per day, and doing intense physical activity while cleaning their homes.
More information about this study's methodology can be found in pages 18 to 30.

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