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For sample adults, ACCESSFF reports whether the person had access to a health club, wellness program, or fitness facility that met his or her needs, (if the person wanted to use one).

Persons were asked to consider all health clubs, wellness programs or fitness facilities, such as the YMCA, community recreation programs, and employer fitness programs when answering this question.


The Field Representative's Manual indicates that in 2011, seven questions on fitness center use, which previously appeared in the NHIS in 2002, were brought back. In 2002, these questions were included in order to measure a Healthy People 2010 Objective to "Increase the proportion of people with disabilities who have access to health and wellness facilities." This objective has been retained for Healthy People 2020 with a particular focus on access barriers.


There are no comparability issues for ACCESSFF.


  • 2002; 2011: Sample adults age 18+.


  • 2002, 2011