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EXDWA
Doctor recommended walking

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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), EXDWA indicates whether the doctor or health professional recommended that the person begin or continue walking.

Related Walking Variables

Sample adults who were advised to walk were asked to report the recommended frequency and duration of walking, 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:

  • EXDWAMIN (minutes each session doctor told to do walk)
  • EXDWAWK (times per week doctor told to do walk)
  • EXDWAMBR (doctor recommended method of checking walking: breathing)
  • EXDWAMHR (doctor recommended method of checking walking: heart rate)
  • EXDWAMSW (doctor recommended method of checking walking: sweating)
  • EXDWAMTL (doctor recommended method of checking walking: talking)
  • EXDWAMSP (doctor recommended method of checking walking: distance or speed)
  • EXDWAMOTH (doctor recommended method of checking walking: other)
  • EXDWAMNO (doctor recommended method of checking walking: 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 walking, 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 EXDWA.

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

Weights