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Duration each time walking, past 2 weeks: Minutes


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

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


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


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


  • 1985, 1990-1991, 1995, 1998