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Duration each time play football, past 2 weeks: Minutes


EXFOOTBALMIN 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 playing football in the past 2 weeks (EXFOOTBALL), EXFOOTBALMIN reports the average number of minutes respondents had spent playing football each time they had engaged in that activity over the past 2 weeks.

After determining that a respondent participated in football, respondents were first asked, "How many times in the past 2 weeks did you do play football?" (EXFOOTBALLNO). They were then asked, "On the average, about how many minutes did you spend playing football each time?" EXFOOTBALMIN 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 football (EXFOOTBALLBR).


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


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


  • 1985, 1990-1991, 1995, 1998