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Duration each time play basketball, past 2 weeks: Minutes


EXBBALLMIN 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 participated in basketball in the past 2 weeks (EXBBALL), EXBBALLMIN reports the average number of minutes respondents had spent playing basketball each time they had engaged in that activity over the past 2 weeks.

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

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


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


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


  • 1985, 1990-1991, 1995, 1998