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Duration each time played baseball/softball, past 2 weeks: Minutes


EXBASEBMIN is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

0: Not in Universe
500: 500+ (in 1998 only)
995: 995+
996: Other entries
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For sample adults who had played baseball in the past 2 weeks (EXBASEB), EXBASEBMIN reports the average number of minutes respondents had spent playing baseball each time they had engaged in that activity over the past 2 weeks.

After determining that a respondent played baseball, respondents were first asked, "How many times in the past 2 weeks did you play baseball?" (EXBASEBNO). They were then asked, "On the average, about how many minutes did you spend (playing) baseball each time?" EXBASEBMIN reports the answer to this last question.

Related Variables

As a follow-up, respondents were asked how much their heart rate or breathing had increased while playing baseball (EXBASEBBR).


Apart from universe changes, EXBASEBMIN is fully comparable across all years.


  • 1985; 1990: Sample persons aged 18-64 who played baseball/softball in the past 2 weeks.
  • 1991; 1998: Sample persons age 18+ who played baseball/softball in the past 2 weeks.
  • 1995: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement) who played baseball/softball in the past 2 weeks.


  • 1985, 1990-1991, 1995, 1998