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EXDSW
Doctor recommended swimming

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Description

For sample adults in 1991 whose last routine check-up was less than 1 year ago (PHYSICALYRS) and whose doctor or other health professional recommended beginning or continuing exercise (EXDOCREC), EXDSW indicates whether the doctor or health professional recommended that the person begin or continue swimming.

Related Swimming Variables

Sample adults who were advised to swim were asked to report the recommended frequency and duration of time spent swimming, as well as what method they were advised to use to check how hard they should exercise.

 

Responses to these follow-up questions can be found in the following variables:

  • EXDSWMIN (minutes each session doctor told to do swimming)
  • EXDSWWK (times per week doctor told to do swimming)
  • EXDSWMBR (doctor recommended method of checking swimming: breathing)
  • EXDSWMHR (doctor recommended method of checking swimming: heart rate)
  • EXDSWMSW (doctor recommended method of checking swimming: sweating)
  • EXDSWMTL (doctor recommended method of checking swimming: talking)
  • EXDSWMSP (doctor recommended method of checking swimming: distance or speed)
  • EXDSWMOTH (doctor recommended method of checking swimming: other)
  • EXDSWMNO (doctor recommended method of checking swimming: none)

Other Related Physical Activity Variables

Sample adults were also asked whether they were advised by their doctor or other health professional to do other physical activities. Along with reporting swimming, respondents could say they were advised to do any of 8 other physical activities (including one residual "other" category). For more information on the variables related to these other activities, see EXDOCREC.

Comparability

There are no comparability problems for EXDSW.

Universe

  • 1991: Sample persons age 18+ whose last routine check-up was less than 1 year ago and whose doctor recommended beginning or continuing exercise.

Availability

  • 1991

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