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Duration of time dancing, past 2 weeks: Minutes


EXDANCEMIN 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 dancing in the past 2 weeks (EXDANCE), EXDANCEMIN reports the average number of minutes respondents had spent dancing each time they had engaged in that activity over the past 2 weeks.

After determining that a respondent participated in dancing, respondents were first asked, "How many times in the past 2 weeks did you go dancing?" (EXDANCENO). They were then asked, "On the average, about how many minutes did you spend dancing each time?" EXDANCEMIN 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 dancing (EXDANCEBR).


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


  • 1985; 1990: Sample persons aged 18-74 who danced in the past 2 weeks.


  • 1985, 1990