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State of Alaska

Complete Health Indicator Report of Physical Activity - Adults (18+) - Recommended Levels - 2008 Guidelines (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 6A)

Definition

Percentage of adults 18 years of age and older who report on the [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)] doing at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. Aerobic activity should be performed in episodes of at least 10 minutes, and preferably, it should be spread throughout the week.

Numerator

Weighted number of adults (18+) who report on the BRFSS engaging in 150 minutes or more total per week of moderate or vigorous exercise where each minute of vigorous exercise contributes two minutes to the total.

Denominator

Weighted number of adults (18+) responding to physical activity questions on the BRFSS, excluding those with missing, "Don't know/Not sure", or "Refused" responses.

Data Interpretation Issues

The Physical Activity Rotating Core (PARC) is part of the BRFSS core asked in odd-numbered years to measure progress towards meeting 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.^1^ The PARC consists of three components of (1) presence of leisure-time physical activity, (2) listing up to two aerobic activities along with their frequency and duration, and (3) the frequency of muscle-building activities. The first component of leisure-time physical activity is measured by the question: "During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?" The second component of aerobic activity questions is only asked of respondents who answered "Yes" to the leisure-time physical activity question. It consists of two sets of three questions with the first set being: "What type of physical activity or exercise did you spend the most time doing during the past month?"; "How many times per week or per month did you take part in this activity?"; and "And when you took part in this activity, for how many minutes or hours did you usually keep at it?" The second set of questions is: "What other type of physical activity gave you the next most exercise during the past month?"; "How many times per week or per month did you take part in this activity?"; and "And when you took part in this activity, for how many minutes or hours did you usually keep at it?" The third component of muscle-strengthening activities is measured by the question: "During the past month, how many times per week or per month did you do physical activities or exercises to STRENGTHEN your muscles? Do NOT count aerobic activities like walking, running, or bicycling. Count activities using your own body weight like yoga, sit-ups or push-ups and those using weight machines, free weights, or elastic bands." See '''Resources and References''' for references.

Why Is This Important?

Regular physical activity can improve the health and quality of life of Alaskans of all ages, regardless of the presence of a chronic disease or disability. Adults benefit from moderate physical activity, of at least 150 minutes each week.^1^ Physical activity is recognized as an independent protective factor against cardiovascular disease, and has been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease; and improve general physical and mental health.^1^ Weight-bearing activity can improve bone density, reducing the risk of hip fractures in elderly persons. Regular activity helps to relieve pain from osteoarthritis. Regular physical activity is also known to improve affective disorders such as depression and anxiety, and increase quality of life and independent living among the elderly.^2^[[br]] [[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont 1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report, 2008. [https://health.gov/paguidelines/report/]. Published 2008. Accessed October 14, 2016. 2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. [http://health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/]. Published 2008. Accessed August 30, 2016. }}

Healthy People Objective: Increase the proportion of adults who engage in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes/week, or 75 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination

U.S. Target: 47.9% as measured by the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for adults 18 years of age and older.

Other Objectives

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Indicator 6.a: Increase the percentage of adults (age 18 years and older) who meet the 2008 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines (150 minutes or more total minutes per week of moderate or vigorous exercise) to 61% by 2020. Healthy People Objective PA-2.2: Increase the proportion of adults who engage in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for more than 300 minutes/week, or more than 150 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination. U.S. Target: 31.3% as measured by the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for adults 18 years of age and older. Healthy People Objective PA-2.3: Increase the proportion of adults who perform muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days of the week. U.S. Target: 24.1% as measured by the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for adults 18 years of age and older. Healthy People Objective PA-2.4: Increase the proportion of adults who meet the objectives for aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activity. U.S. Target: 20.1% as measured by the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for adults 18 years of age and older.

How Are We Doing?

In 2017, the prevalence of getting the recommended equivalent amount of 150 minutes or more per week of moderate or vigorous physical activity was 57.5% for all Alaska adults and 49.7% for Alaska Native adults, both below the Healthy Alaskans 2020 goal of 61%. Prevalence of meeting physical activity recommendations has not changed significantly since 2011. However, most groups still maintained a percentage higher than the Healthy People 2020 target of 47.9% for this measure. The prevalence rates for the standard aerobic physical activity measure (i.e., 150+ minutes per week) from the BRFSS are initially presented for all Alaskans, Alaska Native people, and the median from states, District of Columbia, and territories for all available years. The aerobic physical activity measure of 300+ minutes per week for additional and more extensive health benefits is presented for all Alaskans and Alaska Native adults. Recommended levels of twice-weekly strength training and overall physical fitness (150+ minutes per week) in conjunction with the strength training are displayed for all Alaskans, Alaska Native adults, and the national median. Subsequent analyses of the 150+ minutes per week of physical activity recommendation are presented by demographic subpopulations (i.e., sex, age, race/ethnicity, ethnicity, marital status, education, employment status, income, and poverty status). Differences were observed by race group and region of the state. Prevalence of meeting recommendations increased along with education and income levels. Crosstabulations of meeting aerobic physical activity recommendations by body mass index (BMI), current smoking, sexual orientation, disability, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) score were conducted for the 3-year average of 2013-2015. Only the significant differences related to BMI, smoking, and disability are presented, but the other comparisons are available upon request. Regional displays of this aerobic physical activity recommendation are presented for the most recent time period allowing reporting for all Alaskans and Alaska Native people: 1) single-year for the 6 Alaska Public Health Regions, 2) two-year averages by the 7 Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistics Areas and rural remainder, 3) single-year for the 10 behavioral health assessment regions based upon aggregations of 20,000 population, 4) two-year averages for 29 boroughs and census areas, and 5) two-year averages for the 12 tribal health organization regions.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

When compared to the median of states on the BRFSS, Alaska adults display higher rates of physical activity. In 2017, 57.5% of Alaska adults met the recommended amount of 150+ minutes per week of aerobic physical activity compared to the national median value of 50.2%. For the measure of twice weekly muscle-strengthening activities, 32.9% of Alaska adults met the recommendation compared to the national median of 30.2%. Nearly one-quarter (23.9%) of Alaska adults met both the aerobic and muscle-strengthening recommendations compared to just one-fifth (20.3% in 2015) for the national median.

What Is Being Done?

The Play Every Day campaign delivers Alaska-specific messages focused on raising awareness about childhood obesity in Alaska and encouraging parents and families to prioritize daily physical activity and serving fewer sugary drinks to their families.^3^ Play Every Day uses community and school events, as well as media and other marketing resources, to create a sustained campaign aimed at increasing youth and family physical activity, promoting participation in the Healthy Futures Challenge and physical activity events, and reducing sugary drink consumption.[[br]] [[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont 3. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Play Every Day. [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/PlayEveryDay/pages/default.aspx] Accessed August 30, 2016. }}

Evidence-based Practices

As part of the Healthy Alaskans 2020 health improvement process, groups of Alaska subject matter experts met over a period of months in a rigorous review process to identify and prioritize strategies to address the 25 health priorities. Public health partners around the state are aligning work around these approaches adapted to Alaska's unique needs. '''Strategy 1:''' [[br]]Implement a comprehensive social marketing campaign promoting physical activity. Choose campaign topics strategically. '''Evidence Base:''' [[br]]Citing the Community Guide and other reviews, the CDC recommends community-wide campaigns as effective in increasing physical activity. '''Sources:''' [[br]]Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Increasing physical activity: A report on recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. MMWR 2001;50(RR-18):1-16. The Community Guide: [http://www.thecommunityguide.org/pa/index/html] Kahn EB, Ramsey LT, Brownson RC, Heath GW, et al. The effectiveness of interventions to increase physical activity: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2002;22(4S):73-107. '''Strategy 2:''' [[br]]Adopt and implement new school physical activity and Nutrition policies, also known as "wellness policies". '''Evidence Base:''' [[br]]Many of the evidence-based strategies to address childhood obesity (such as promoting quality PE and health education, and establishing a Safe Routes to School program) depend on the support of schools, communities, and parents to implement. Therefore a strategy recommended by the CDC, US DHHS and the IOM is to support the adoption and implementation of school physical activity and nutrition policies (also known as "wellness policies") by school districts. '''Sources:''' [[br]]CDC School Health Guidelines. [http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/npao/strategies.htm]. Institute of Medicine. Progress in preventing childhood obesity: How do we measure up? Koplan JP, Liverman CT, Kraak VI, Wisham, SL editors. Washington: National Academies Press; 2007. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation. [http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/priorities/healthy-fit-nation/obesityvision2010.pdf]. Published 2010. Accessed August 30, 2016. USDA Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 SEC. 204 Local School Wellness Policy Implementation. [http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ296/pdf/PLAW-111publ296.pdf] A listing of strategies, actions, and key partners on this measure can be found at: [http://hss.state.ak.us/ha2020/assets/Actions-Partners_6_Physical_Activity.pdf].


Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

There are age, gender, and socio-economic related risk factors associated with physical inactivity.

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Health Care System Factors

Health care system factors relate primarily to access to care and a reported low rate of health care provider counseling for physical activity recommendations.

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Risk Factors

The percentage of persons who reported no physical activity during leisure time was higher among women, older adults, people who were overweight or obese, and those with less formal education and less income.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Health Status Outcomes

Small changes in levels of physical activity such as walking or gardening can lead to big improvements in personal health. In fact, the greatest benefits occur among those who have never exercised regularly. Even moderate amounts of exercise can substantially reduce an individual's chance of dying from heart disease, cancer, or other causes.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, and U.S., 2011-2019

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Alaska ComparisonsYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 16
All Alaskans201157.5%55.0%59.8%1,8673,212
All Alaskans201355.0%52.7%57.4%2,3674,127
All Alaskans201558.5%55.7%61.3%1,9363,272
All Alaskans201756.7%53.5%59.9%1,6562,866
Alaska Native people201152.0%46.2%57.7%290560
Alaska Native people201346.8%40.6%53.1%353720
Alaska Native people201548.3%42.4%54.4%311641
Alaska Native people201749.7%41.0%58.4%276535
U.S.201151.6%
U.S.201350.5%
U.S.201551.0%
U.S.201750.2%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201361.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201561.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201761.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201961.0%

Data Notes

U.S. values are based upon the median value of the states, District of Columbia, and territories. Alaska Native people in analyses of the BRFSS refers to any mention of American Indian or Alaska Native heritage when enumerating racial and ethnic background. Individuals who indicate multiple races including American Indian/Alaska Native are considered Alaska Native in the data. When race and ethnicity are consider concurrently, Hispanic individuals with American Indian/Alaska Native heritage are combined into the Alaska Native (any mention) group and removed from the Hispanic class. This measure is relevant for measuring progress to Healthy People 2020 Objective PA-2.1: Increase the proportion of adults who engage in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes/week, or 75 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination with a national target of 47.9%.

Data Sources

  • Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • U.S. Data: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the equivalent of at least 300 minutes of moderate aerobic physical activity per week, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2011-2019

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Alaska ComparisonsYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 8
All Alaskans201137.1%34.8%39.5%1,2363,186
All Alaskans201336.6%34.4%38.9%1,5924,104
All Alaskans201536.6%33.9%39.3%1,2663,244
All Alaskans201736.2%33.3%39.2%1,1082,847
Alaska Native people201131.8%26.7%37.4%186553
Alaska Native people201330.7%25.2%36.7%236712
Alaska Native people201534.4%29.1%40.1%227635
Alaska Native people201726.8%20.0%35.0%170530

Data Notes

Definition: Percentage of adults aged 18 years of age and older who report on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) doing at least 300 minutes (5 hours) a week of moderate-intensity, or 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous intensity aerobic activity. Aerobic activity should be performed in episodes of at least 10 minutes, and preferably, it should be spread throughout the week. Numerator: Weighted number of adults (18+) who report on the BRFSS engaging in 300 minutes or more total per week of moderate or vigorous exercise where each minute of vigorous exercise contributes two minutes to the total. Denominator: Weighted number of adults (18+) responding to physical activity questions on the BRFSS, excluding those with missing, "Don't know/Not sure" or "Refused" responses. This measure is relevant for measuring progress to Healthy People 2020 Objective PA-2.2: Increase the proportion of adults who engage in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for more than 300 minutes/week, or more than 150 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination with a national target of 31.3%.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of strength training, all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, and U.S., 2011-2019

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The percentage of adults whom strengthen muscles two-times per week is presented because the HHS 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines recommend muscle-strengthening activities that are of moderate to high intensity and involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week.^1^[[br]] [[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont 1. 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [http://health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/]. Accessed August 30, 2016. }}
Alaska ComparisonsYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 11
All Alaskans201133.3%31.0%35.6%1,0043,294
All Alaskans201333.5%33.3%37.8%1,3404,207
All Alaskans201533.1%30.5%35.9%1,0193,340
All Alaskans201732.9%30.0%35.9%8842,922
Alaska Native people201125.3%20.5%30.9%123586
Alaska Native people201328.7%23.2%34.8%187739
Alaska Native people201528.1%23.0%33.8%157666
Alaska Native people201726.6%20.3%34.0%136561
U.S.201129.6%
U.S.201329.8%
U.S.201530.2%

Data Notes

Definition: Respondent reports participation in muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 times per week. Numerator: Those responding to the question: "During the past month, how many times per week or per month did you do physical activities or exercises to STRENGTHEN your muscles? Do NOT count aerobic activities like walking, running, or bicycling. Count activities using your own body weight like yoga, sit-ups or push-ups and those using weight machines, free weights, or elastic bands." Denominator: Weighted number of adults aged 18 years and older responding to physical activity questions, excluding those with missing, "Don't know/Not sure" or "Refused" responses. U.S. values are based upon the median value of the states, District of Columbia, and territories. This measure is relevant for measuring progress to Healthy People 2020 Objective PA-2.3: Increase the proportion of adults who perform muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days of the week with a national target of 24.1%.

Data Sources

  • Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • U.S. Data: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic exercise and strength training, all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, and U.S., 2011-2017

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** = Data not available
Alaska ComparisonsYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 11
All Alaskans201124.7%22.6%27.0%7203,166
All Alaskans201325.0%22.9%27.1%9524,079
All Alaskans201523.9%21.5%26.5%7343,219
All Alaskans201722.3%19.8%25.0%6182,815
Alaska Native people201119.5%15.2%24.5%86543
Alaska Native people201319.8%15.0%25.8%121706
Alaska Native people201519.8%15.4%25.2%102625
Alaska Native people201718.0%12.6%25.1%80521
U.S.201120.9%
U.S.201320.4%
U.S.201520.3%

Data Notes

Definition: Respondent reports participation in muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 times per week AND at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity, or at least 75 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate-intensity and vigorous-intensity activity (multiplied by 2) totaling at least 150 minutes per week. Numerator: Weighted number of adults aged 18 years and older who report 150 minutes or more total per week of moderate or vigorous exercise where each minute of vigorous exercise contributes two minutes to the total and participates in muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 times per week. Denominator: Weighted number of adults aged 18 years and older responding to physical activity questions, excluding those with missing, "Don't know/Not sure" or "Refused" responses. This measure is relevant for measuring progress to Healthy People 2020 Objective PA-2.4: Increase the proportion of adults who meet the objectives for aerobic physical activity and for muscle-strengthening activity with a national target of 20.1%. U.S. values are based upon the median value of the states, District of Columbia, and territories.

Data Sources

  • Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • U.S. Data: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by sex, all Alaskans, 2011-2019

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HA: Males vs. FemalesYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 12
Males201158.2%54.7%61.6%8581,482
Males201354.3%51.0%57.6%1,0951,904
Males201558.6%54.7%62.4%8831,510
Males201754.3%49.9%58.7%7981,381
Females201156.7%53.3%60.0%1,0091,730
Females201355.8%52.5%59.1%1,2722,223
Females201558.5%54.3%62.5%1,0531,762
Females201759.3%54.8%63.7%8581,485
Healthy Alaskans Goal201361.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201561.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201761.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201961.0%

Data Notes

The sex of the respondent is only asked if necessary.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by age group, all Alaskans, 2011-2019

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HA: Age Group: 18-24,25-34,35-44,45-64,65+YearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 24
18-24201161.6%53.0%69.5%129203
18-24201359.7%51.9%67.1%192316
18-24201561.1%51.0%70.2%110179
18-24201752.3%41.3%63.1%77147
25-34201158.3%52.2%64.1%254448
25-34201362.1%56.5%67.5%365592
25-34201563.9%56.9%70.4%241401
25-34201759.8%51.4%67.7%183312
35-44201155.7%50.1%61.2%319543
35-44201346.6%41.0%52.2%362660
35-44201555.6%47.9%63.0%277450
35-44201757.8%49.4%65.7%222364
45-64201156.4%52.9%59.8%8411,446
45-64201354.5%51.0%57.9%1,0221,762
45-64201557.6%53.5%61.6%8641,442
45-64201757.1%52.4%61.7%6931,189
65+201158.5%52.9%64.0%324566
65+201351.8%46.5%57.1%426787
65+201554.7%49.4%60.0%444795
65+201755.5%50.2%60.7%481849
Healthy Alaskans Goal201361.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201561.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201761.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201961.0%

Data Notes

Respondents are asked, "What is your age?, which is coded in years. Responses of Refused are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by race/ethnicity, all Alaskans, 2013-2017 (5-year average)

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Percentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 8
Alaska Native (any mention)48.3%44.1%52.5%9401,896
Asian (non-Hispanic)42.1%32.1%52.7%97183
Black (non-Hispanic)54.7%43.4%65.5%77149
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)**49
White (non-Hispanic)59.8%58.0%61.5%4,5457,499
Multiracial/Other (non-Hisp.)56.5%38.7%72.8%3969
Hispanic (alone or multi)55.5%46.1%64.5%148256
Healthy Alaskans Goal61.0%

Data Notes

** = Data not available due to fewer than 50 respondents in the denominator. Race/ethnicity is determined by responses to three questions: [[br]] 1) "Are you Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin?" "If yes, are you...?" One or more categories may be selected from categories of (1) "Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano/a"; (2) "Puerto Rican"; (3) "Cuban"; (4) "Another Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin".[[br]] 2) "Which one or more of the following would you say is your race?" Response categories consist of "White", "Black or African American", "American Indian or Alaska Native", "Asian" (with subcategories of Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, or Other Asian), "Pacific Islander" (with subcategories of Native Hawaiian, Guamanian or Chamorro, Samoan, or Other Pacific Islander), Other, or No additional choices. [[br]] 3) If more than one response to race, then "Which one of these groups would you say best represents your race?" with choices from the list

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by ethnicity, all Alaskans, 2011-2019

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HA: Ethnicity - Hispanic/LatinoYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 12
Hispanic/Latino201146.9%33.4%60.9%3070
Hispanic/Latino201356.6%44.5%68.0%72123
Hispanic/Latino201561.5%45.5%73.3%5189
Hispanic/Latino201749.8%33.1%66.6%4578
Not Hispanic/Latino201158.0%55.5%60.4%1,8293,130
Not Hispanic/Latino201354.9%52.5%57.3%2,2683,965
Not Hispanic/Latino201558.4%55.5%61.2%1,8643,151
Not Hispanic/Latino20175,736.0%54.3%60.7%1,6002,757
Healthy Alaskans Goal201361.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201561.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201761.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201961.0%

Data Notes

Ethnicity is defined independent of race. It is based upon responses to the question, "Are you Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin?" Responses of "Don't Know/Not Sure" or "Refused" are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by marital status, all Alaskans, 2011-2019

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HA: Marital StatusYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 24
Married201157.3%54.2%60.6%1,0331,755
Married201357.4%54.5%60.3%1,3152,223
Married201561.3%57.6%64.8%1,1191,802
Married201758.5%54.3%62.6%9171,544
Widowed201151.6%40.9%62.1%115214
Widowed201347.0%37.8%56.3%163312
Widowed201554.3%46.0%62.3%138262
Widowed201754.9%44.9%64.5%158271
Divorced/Separated201153.1%47.3%58.8%316585
Divorced/Separated201344.1%38.3%50.0%347683
Divorced/Separated201548.8%42.0%55.6%282534
Divorced/Separated201750.1%42.6%57.6%240465
Never Married201157.6%51.4%63.7%296490
Never Married201358.3%52.5%63.9%415695
Never Married201557.2%50.0%64.1%300511
Never Married201758.4%51.0%65.5%270453
Living with a Partner201169.1%58.9%77.7%97149
Living with a Partner201349.8%39.7%59.9%116193
Living with a Partner201561.2%48.6%72.3%87143
Living with a Partner201750.1%37.4%62.7%62117
Healthy Alaskans Goal201361.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201561.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201761.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201961.0%

Data Notes

Marital status is determined by the question, "Are you ...?" with responses of "Married", 'Divorced", "Widowed", "Separated", "Never married," or "A member of an unmarried couple". Responses of "Refused" are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (25+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by education, all Alaskans, 2011-2019

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HA: Edu Level: LT High School, High School, Some College, College GradYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 20
LT High School201152.2%43.0%61.3%91195
LT High School201339.5%29.4%50.6%87188
LT High School201545.6%34.2%57.5%73175
LT High School201757.6%43.2%70.9%70140
High School201147.5%42.9%52.1%417835
High School201349.8%45.2%54.3%4971,010
High School201550.8%44.8%56.7%380768
High School201744.9%38.6%51.5%335681
Some College201158.6%54.1%63.0%491855
Some College201351.8%47.7%55.9%5971,119
Some College201558.8%53.7%63.7%525900
Some College201757.7%52.0%63.2%458784
College Graduate201165.8%61.8%69.6%3731,110
College Graduate201367.0%63.5%70.3%9921,478
College Graduate201568.0%64.0%71.8%8441,240
College Graduate201767.0%62.5%71.3%7111,101
Healthy Alaskans Goal201361.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201561.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201761.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201961.0%

Data Notes

Education is based upon education completed by or after 25 years of age. Individuals less than 25 years of age are excluded. Education is assessed by responses to the question: "What is the highest grade or year of school you completed?" Responses are "Never attended school or only attended kindergarten", "Grades 1 through 8 (Elementary)", "Grades 9 through 11 (Some high school)", "Grade 12 (High School Graduate)", "College 1 year to 3 years (Some college or technical school)", "College 4 years or more (College graduate)", or "Refused". Refusals are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by employment status, all Alaskans, 2011-2019

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HA: EmploymentYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 20
Employed201158.0%54.9%61.0%1,1251,927
Employed201354.9%52.0%57.7%1,4572,522
Employed201558.6%54.9%62.1%1,1491,910
Employed201755.0%50.8%59.0%9281,620
Unemployed201155.9%47.5%63.9%144246
Unemployed201353.1%44.6%61.5%172300
Unemployed201556.4%45.5%66.6%121217
Unemployed201749.8%36.6%63.1%104181
Not In Work Force201160.3%55.2%65.1%522842
Not In Work Force201360.7%55.8%65.3%6561,074
Not In Work Force201562.1%56.4%67.4%584939
Not In Work Force201765.2%59.6%70.4%549888
Unable to Work201144.9%34.0%56.2%73184
Unable to Work201332.5%22.9%43.8%64195
Unable to Work201541.4%29.7%54.0%63172
Unable to Work201750.9%37.8%63.9%62152
Healthy Alaskans Goal201361.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201561.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201761.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201961.0%

Data Notes

Employment status is assessed by the question: "Are you currently ...?" with responses of "Employed for wages", "Self-employed", "Out of work for 1 year or more", "Out of work for less than 1 year", "A Homemaker", "A Student", "Retired", "Unable to work" or "Refused". Refusals are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by income, all Alaskans, 2011-2019

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HA: Income: LT $15k, $15k-$25k, $25k-$50k, $50-$75k, $75k+YearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 24
<$15,000201154.0%44.5%63.1%130245
<$15,000201345.3%35.9%55.1%160331
<$15,000201540.6%31.4%50.5%114254
<$15,000201748.2%36.9%59.8%112243
$15,000 - $24,999201152.2%44.6%59.6%181358
$15,000 - $24,999201350.3%42.8%57.8%253476
$15,000 - $24,999201551.4%42.0%60.7%193354
$15,000 - $24,999201752.8%42.5%62.9%165318
$25,000 - $49,999201155.7%50.1%61.2%337601
$25,000 - $49,999201354.2%48.9%59.4%461810
$25,000 - $49,999201557.5%50.6%64.1%362611
$25,000 - $49,999201754.8%46.8%62.6%311536
$50,000 - $74,999201159.3%53.5%54.9%310517
$50,000 - $74,999201353.8%48.3%59.2%399701
$50,000 - $74,999201559.6%52.8%66.0%302497
$50,000 - $74,999201753.0%45.2%60.7%248417
$75,000+201162.7%58.7%66.5%6901,077
$75,000+201359.8%56.1%63.4%9271,487
$75,000+201564.9%60.6%68.9%8021,248
$75,000+201766.0%61.5%70.3%7011,108
Healthy Alaskans Goal201361.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201561.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201761.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201961.0%

Data Notes

Income is measure by the question: "Is your annual household income from all sources ---" with categories of "Less than $10,000", "Less than $15,000", "less than $20,000", "less than $25,000", "less than $35,000", "less than $50,000", "less than $75,000", "$75,000 or more", and "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused". Responses of "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused" are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by poverty threshold, all Alaskans, 2011-2019

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Poverty thresholds are intended for use as a statistical yardstick, not as a complete description of what people and families need to live. Poverty thresholds are the dollar amounts assigned by the U.S. Census Bureau to determine poverty status. Poverty thresholds are assigned based upon the size of the family and the ages of the members (i.e., adults versus children). The same thresholds are used throughout the United States. Poverty thresholds were originally derived in the 1963-1964 using U.S. Department of Agriculture food budgets designed for families under economic stress and data about what proportion of their income families spent on food. The thresholds are updated annually for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty - U.S. Census Bureau [https://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/measure.html]
HA: Poverty ThresholdYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 16
Poor201158.4%47.9%68.3%110204
Poor201344.5%34.8%54.5%146297
Poor201544.8%31.8%58.5%90194
Poor201756.2%43.5%68.2%100206
Near Poor201145.9%38.8%53.2%178371
Near Poor201350.4%44.1%56.6%308606
Near Poor201556.5%47.4%65.1%139275
Near Poor201753.2%44.2%61.9%217417
Middle/High201159.8%56.7%62.7%1,2041,973
Middle/High201357.7%55.0%60.3%1,7462,902
Middle/High201560.5%56.7%64.2%9681,576
Middle/High201760.7%57.0%64.3%1,1811,920
Healthy Alaskans Goal201361.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201561.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201761.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201961.0%

Data Notes

Poverty thresholds computed using the BRFSS assume that householders are less than 65 years of age as the ages of the household heads are not recorded. The maximum of the income range provided for the household is used to evaluate the proportion of the poverty threshold. This is a conservative approach as there are no errors of misclassification into the lowest poverty group. The category of Poor represents less than 100% of the poverty threshold. Near Poor is 100% through 199% of the poverty threshold. Middle/High income families are 200% or higher of the poverty threshold. How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty - U.S. Census Bureau [https://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/measure.html]

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by body mass index, all Alaskans, 2013-2017 (5-year average)

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Weight CategoryPercent of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 4
Neither Overweight nor Obese61.7%58.8%64.6%2,0551,111
Overweight58.6%55.9%61.2%2,2121,404
Obese49.6%46.7%52.6%1,5011,605
Healthy Alaskans Goal61.0%

Data Notes

Body Mass Index (BMI) is computed based upon responses to the questions, "About how much do you weight without shoes?" and "About how tall are you without shoes?" Responses of "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused" to either questions are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by current smoking, all Alaskans, 2013-2017 (5-year average)

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Percentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 3
Not current smoker58.8%57.0%60.6%5,0058,347
Current smoker49.4%45.5%53.3%9231,861
Healthy Alaskans Goal61.0%

Data Notes

Current smoking is assessed using two questions: "Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?" and, if "Yes", "Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?" Current smokers are defined as those who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes and who now smoke every day or some days. Non-current smokers are those who have either never smoke 100 cigarettes or whom now smoke cigarettes not at all. Responses of "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused" to either question are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by disability, all Alaskans, 2013-2017 (5-year average)

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Percentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 3
Disability Present44.9%38.1%52.0%287637
Disability Absent60.2%56.6%63.7%1,3542,187
Healthy Alaskans Goal61.0%

Data Notes

Disability is assessed using responses from 5 questions: 1) "Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses?"; 2) Because of physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions?"; 3) "Do you have a serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs?"; 4) "Do you have difficulty dressing or bathing?"; and 5) "Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping?" A "Yes" response to one or more of the questions when all questions have valid answers is used to classify the respondent as having a disability. Responses of "No" to all 5 questions denotes the absence of a disability. Responses of "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused" to one or more questions result in the survey being excluded from analysis on disability status.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by Alaska Public Health Regions, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2017

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 15
All AlaskansAnchorage56.8%50.5%62.9%279471
All AlaskansGulf Coast52.1%43.2%60.8%166301
All AlaskansInterior57.0%51.1%62.7%457755
All AlaskansMat-Su55.0%48.9%61.0%242440
All AlaskansNorthern55.1%37.7%71.4%74162
All AlaskansSoutheast62.2%55.7%68.2%245388
All AlaskansSouthwest63.0%51.7%73.1%193349
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage**36
Alaska Native peopleGulf Coast**28
Alaska Native peopleInterior40.8%24.7%59.2%64119
Alaska Native peopleMat-Su**39
Alaska Native peopleNorthern55.3%33.8%75.0%4393
Alaska Native peopleSoutheast57.4%39.8%73.3%2950
Alaska Native peopleSouthwest61.2%44.9%75.3%90170
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal61.0%

Data Notes

** = Data not available due to fewer than 50 respondents in the denominator. Geographic descriptions of the public health regions can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_phr.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by metropolitan/micropolitan statistical areas, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2013-2017 (5-year average)

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 11
All AlaskansAnchorage MSA56.0%53.4%58.5%1,8733,245
All AlaskansFairbanks North Star MSA56.9%53.5%60.2%9331,560
All AlaskansJuneau MicroSA65.0%59.7%69.9%436639
All AlaskansKetchikan Gateway MicroSA61.6%54.4%68.3%169280
All AlaskansRural (non-Metro/MicroSA)56.4%54.0%58.9%2,5484,541
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage MSA41.0%33.3%49.3%133291
Alaska Native peopleFairbanks North Star MSA44.2%32.6%56.5%58131
Alaska Native peopleJuneau MicroSA43.0%28.6%58.7%2660
Alaska Native peopleKetchikan Gateway MicroSA**42
Alaska Native peopleRural (non-Metro/MicroSA)54.5%49.5%59.4%6981,372
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal61.0%

Data Notes

** Data not available due to fewer than 50 respondents in the denominator. Geographic descriptions of the metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_mmsa.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by behavioral health systems assessment areas, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2017

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 23
All AlaskansAnchorage Muncipality56.8%50.5%62.9%279471
All AlaskansFairbanks North Star Borough56.6%50.0%62.9%263436
All AlaskansCity and Borough of Juneau60.5%50.6%69.7%97153
All AlaskansKenai Peninsula Borough56.3%46.6%65.6%126229
All AlaskansMatanuska-Susitna Borough55.0%48.9%61.0%242440
All AlaskansNorthwest Region55.1%37.7%71.4%74162
All AlaskansOther Interior Region60.7%51.3%69.4%221359
All AlaskansOther SE - Northern61.7%50.0%72.1%80133
All AlaskansOther SE - Southern65.7%53.1%76.3%68102
All AlaskansY-K Delta Region59.7%44.2%73.4%77131
All AlaskansSouthwest Region50.3%36.3%64.2%129250
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage Muncipality**36
Alaska Native peopleFairbanks North Star Borough**35
Alaska Native peopleCity and Borough of Juneau**16
Alaska Native peopleKenai Peninsula Borough**17
Alaska Native peopleMatanuska-Susitna Borough**39
Alaska Native peopleNorthwest Region55.3%33.8%75.0%4393
Alaska Native peopleOther Interior Region65.0%47.6%79.1%5489
Alaska Native peopleOther SE - Northern**18
Alaska Native peopleOther SE - Southern**16
Alaska Native peopleY-K Delta Region54.1%36.3%70.8%4882
Alaska Native peopleSouthwest Region66.1%46.3%81.5%4594
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal61.0%

Data Notes

** = Data not available due to fewer than 50 respondents in the denominator. Geographic descriptions of the behavioral health systems assessment reporting regions can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_bhs.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, boroughs and census areas, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2013-2017 (5-year average)

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 59
All AlaskansAleutians East Borough45.6%30.2%61.9%4398
All AlaskansAleutians West CA53.3%39.0%67.1%86177
All AlaskansAnchorage Municipality55.8%52.5%58.9%1,0411,791
All AlaskansBethel CA50.0%41.8%58.3%207385
All AlaskansBristol Bay Borough64.5%44.7%80.3%54100
All AlaskansDenali Borough50.8%35.9%65.5%65112
All AlaskansDillingham CA69.5%57.1%79.6%128214
All AlaskansFairbanks North Star Borough56.9%53.5%60.2%9331,560
All AlaskansHaines Borough69.6%55.4%80.7%5277
All AlaskansHoonah-Angoon CA**49
All AlaskansJuneau City and Borough65.0%59.7%69.9%436639
All AlaskansKenai Peninsula Borough58.4%54.0%62.6%5741,014
All AlaskansKetchikan Gateway Borough61.6%54.4%68.3%169280
All AlaskansKodiak Island Borough47.9%36.6%59.4%119204
All AlaskansKusilvak CA54.2%39.3%68.4%59120
All AlaskansLake and Peninsula Borough70.4%53.9%83.0%6099
All AlaskansMatanuska-Susitna Borough56.5%52.9%60.1%8321,454
All AlaskansNome CA62.1%51.8%71.4%128235
All AlaskansNorth Slope Borough37.1%24.9%51.3%47149
All AlaskansNorthwest Arctic Borough45.5%32.0%59.6%64146
All AlaskansPetersburg Borough58.5%45.9%70.1%5487
All AlaskansPrince of Wales-Hyder CA51.6%38.7%64.3%54107
All AlaskansSitka City and Borough62.8%53.7%71.1%116186
All AlaskansSkagway Municipality**24
All AlaskansSoutheast Fairbanks CA59.7%50.8%67.9%233387
All AlaskansValdez-Cordova CA57.7%48.2%66.8%130200
All AlaskansWrangell City and Borough**45
All AlaskansYakutat City and Borough**21
All AlaskansYukon-Koyukuk CA61.6%52.9%69.6%186305
Alaska Native peopleAleutians East Borough**46
Alaska Native peopleAleutians West CA42.6%20.5%68.2%1650
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage Municipality40.8%31.1%51.3%75179
Alaska Native peopleBethel CA42.9%33.4%53.0%111222
Alaska Native peopleBristol Bay Borough**35
Alaska Native peopleDenali Borough**1
Alaska Native peopleDillingham CA74.9%59.1%86.0%58106
Alaska Native peopleFairbanks North Star Borough44.2%32.6%56.5%58131
Alaska Native peopleHaines Borough**13
Alaska Native peopleHoonah-Angoon CA**11
Alaska Native peopleJuneau City and Borough43.0%28.6%58.7%2660
Alaska Native peopleKenai Peninsula Borough58.2%39.5%74.7%4587
Alaska Native peopleKetchikan Gateway Borough**42
Alaska Native peopleKodiak Island Borough**31
Alaska Native peopleKusilvak CA59.8%48.2%70.4%53107
Alaska Native peopleLake and Peninsula Borough57.6%40.9%72.7%3457
Alaska Native peopleMatanuska-Susitna Borough41.4%29.4%54.5%58112
Alaska Native peopleNome CA69.7%56.8%80.0%68128
Alaska Native peopleNorth Slope Borough19.4%9.8%34.6%2376
Alaska Native peopleNorthwest Arctic Borough40.4%26.3%56.2%4090
Alaska Native peoplePetersburg Borough**3
Alaska Native peoplePrince of Wales-Hyder CA**33
Alaska Native peopleSitka City and Borough**22
Alaska Native peopleSkagway Municipality**2
Alaska Native peopleSoutheast Fairbanks CA**43
Alaska Native peopleValdez-Cordova CA**21
Alaska Native peopleWrangell City and Borough**5
Alaska Native peopleYakutat City and Borough**10
Alaska Native peopleYukon-Koyukuk CA57.5%45.5%68.7%100173
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal61.0%

Data Notes

** = Data not available due to fewer than 50 respondents in the denominator. Geographic descriptions of boroughs and census areas can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_bca.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, tribal health organization regions, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2013-2017 (5-year average)

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 25
All AlaskansAleutians and Pribilofs51.0%39.9%62.0%129275
All AlaskansAnchorage/Mat-Su56.0%53.4%58.5%1,8733,245
All AlaskansArctic Slope38.2%25.2%53.2%41131
All AlaskansBristol Bay68.8%59.9%76.5%246418
All AlaskansCopper R/Prince William Snd.58.4%48.9%67.2%141214
All AlaskansInterior57.2%54.2%60.1%1,4012,342
All AlaskansKenai Peninsula58.4%54.0%62.6%5741,014
All AlaskansKodiak Area47.9%36.6%59.4%119204
All AlaskansNorthwest Arctic43.8%31.0%57.5%68159
All AlaskansNorton Sound62.1%51.8%71.4%128235
All AlaskansSoutheast62.6%59.3%65.8%9701,515
All AlaskansYukon-Kuskokwim50.7%43.5%57.7%269513
Alaska Native peopleAleutians and Pribilofs40.9%25.3%58.5%3696
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage/Mat-Su41.0%33.3%49.3%133291
Alaska Native peopleArctic Slope19.1%8.9%36.1%1862
Alaska Native peopleBristol Bay70.5%58.0%80.6%113201
Alaska Native peopleCopper R/Prince William Snd.**21
Alaska Native peopleInterior48.8%39.9%57.7%179340
Alaska Native peopleKenai Peninsula58.2%39.5%74.7%4587
Alaska Native peopleKodiak Area**31
Alaska Native peopleNorthwest Arctic38.4%25.3%53.5%43101
Alaska Native peopleNorton Sound69.7%56.8%80.0%68128
Alaska Native peopleSoutheast54.0%45.1%62.6%107201
Alaska Native peopleYukon-Kuskokwim48.4%40.6%56.2%167337
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal61.0%

Data Notes

** = Data not available due to fewer than 50 respondents in the denominator. Geographic descriptions of the tribal health organization regions can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_thr.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

References and Community Resources

'''References:''' 1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report, 2008. [https://health.gov/paguidelines/report/]. Published 2008. Accessed October 14, 2016. 2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. [http://health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/]. Published 2008. Accessed August 30, 2016. 3. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Play Every Day. [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/PlayEveryDay/pages/default.aspx] Accessed August 30, 2016. '''Resources:''' CDC's Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. [http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa] Healthy Futures. [http://healthyfuturesak.org/] The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ([http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov]) has extensive resources on physical activity for patients, health care providers, and general consumers. The University of South Carolina's Prevention Research Centers )([http://prevention.sph.sc.edu/index.htm]) provide resources and information about physical activity to researchers, public health practitioners, and others who are interested in promoting physical activity in their communities. More information on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System ([http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/]) may be found on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More Resources and Links

Alaska and national goals may be found at the following sites:

Alaska health promotion resources may be found at the following site:

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Maps of health indicators for various subdivisions of Alaska may be found at the following site:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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