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Duration each time stretching, past 2 weeks: Minutes


EXSTRETCHMIN is a 3-digit-numeric variable.

0: Not in Universe
500: 500+ (in 1998 only)
995: 995+
997: Unknown-refused
998: Unknown-not ascertained
999: Unknown-don't know


For sample adults who had participated in stretching in the past 2 weeks (EXSTRETCH), EXSTRETCHMIN reports the average number of minutes respondents had spent stretching each time they had engaged in that activity over the past 2 weeks.

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


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


  • 1991: Sample persons age 18+, who did stretching exercises in the past 2 weeks.
  • 1995: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement) who did stretching exercises during the past 2 weeks.
  • 1998: Sample adults age 18+ who did stretching exercises during the past 2 weeks.


  • 1991, 1995, 1998