On June 30th, 2017 Centers for disease control and Prevention gave out a national health interview survey that was called "Walking for Transportation or Leisure Among U. S. Women and Men". The research showed that only half of U. S adults report reaching physical activity levels of published guidelines. The self-reported walking among women and men showed that women had significantly increased walking from the year 2005-2015 and men showed an increase in 2005- 2010 but stood still between 2010-105. Interestingly, men and women that had a higher level of education showed a greater level of walking increasingly more than men and women with lower education levels.
NHIS used a continuous in-person survey that asked specific questions about walking for leisure and transportation. The subjects were adults aged 18 or over per sampled house holdings in the years 2005, 2010, and 2015 cancer control supplements. The subjects walking was defined as at least one 10-minute period of transportation or leisure walking in the past seven days. The individuals participating in the transportation study were asked, "During the past seven days, did you walk to get someplace that took you at least 10 minutes?". The individuals participating in the leisure time walking were asked: "During the past seven days, did you walk for at least 10 minutes at a time [for fun, relaxation, exercise, or to walk the dog]?". The subject's health-related characteristics were assessed along with demographic characteristics. The health-related characteristics included meeting a physical activity guideline that valued at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity similar aerobic activity each week. At the beginning of the study, the sample size in the study was 92, 257. There were 31, 428 in the study of 2005, 27, 157 in 2010, 33, and 672 in 2015. Subjects that were excluded from the study were 13, 516 which made 15% of the total sample. The total sample consisted of 78, 741 individuals who made the sample size in 2005: 26, 551. 23, 313 individuals in 2010, and finally 28, 877 in 2015. The 2005 -2015 walking prevalence was tested using logistic regression.
Results, Discussion, and Limitations Every year, the individuals in the sample showed an increase in walking. Interestingly, both men and women increased their walking from the year 2005 to 2010, but in the year 2010-2015, the increase among men was very little and almost stood still. The self-reported walking among women increased significantly from 2005-2015, as shown here: (2005: 57. 4%; 2010: 62. 5%; 2015: 65. 1%). But, as can be seen from the numbers that were self-reported walking among men, they almost showed no difference between the years of 2010-2015 as can be demonstrated here: (2005: 54. 3%; 2010: 61. 8%; 2015: 62. 8%).
Table 1. shows the women participating in the study who reported recent walking for transportation or leisure, by selected demographic and health characteristics. This study was made by...