Physical activity

How physically active a person is can be measured by the physical activity index (PAI). This index combines information on:

Based on the above, the person is categorized as active, moderately active or inactive, as follows:

In this section, we present rates of individuals aged 12 and over who are classified as “active” based on activity they do during their leisure time.

Overall Levels of Physical Activity

Overall findings:

Notes:

Figure: Age-standardized prevalence rate, levels of physical activity, by year, Sudbury and districts, ages 12+, 2007/08 to 2013/14

Graph depicting Age-standardized prevalence rate, levels of physical activity, by year, Sudbury and districts, ages 12+, 2007/08 to 2013/14. Data found in tables below.

Table: Age-standardized prevalence rate, levels of physical activity, by year, Sudbury and districts, ages 12+, 2007/08 to 2013/14

Physical ActivityPrevalence Rate, 2007 to 2008Prevalence Rate, 2009 to 2010Prelavence Rate, 2011 to 2012Prevalence Rate, 2013 to 2014
Active29.4% (CI: 25.7% to 33.3%)31.4% (CI: 27.5% to 35.4%)29.8% (CI: 25.4% to 34.7%)31.3% (CI: 27.7% to 35.2%)
Moderately Active24.0% (CI: 20.9% to 27.4%)25.1% (CI: 21.3% to 29.4%)24.7% (CI: 20.6% to 29.3%)26.0% (CI: 22.4% to 30.0%)
Inactive46.6% (CI: 42.2% to 51.0%)43.5% (CI: 39.0% to 48.1%)45.5% (CI: 41.4% to 49.6%)42.7% (CI: 38.0% to 47.5%)

Physical activity by geographic area

Key Findings

Notes:

Figure: Age-standardized prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and geographic area, ages 12+, 2007/08 to 2013/14

Graph depicting Age-standardized prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and geographic area, ages 12+, 2007/08 to 2013/14. Data found in tables below.

Table: Age-standardized prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and geographic area, ages 12+, 2007/08 to 2013/14

Geographic RegionPrevalence Rate, 2007 to 2008Prevalence Rate, 2009 to 2010Prelavence Rate, 2011 to 2012Prevalence Rate, 2013 to 2014
Sudbury and districts29.4% (CI: 25.7% to 33.3%)31.4% (CI: 27.5% to 35.4%)29.8% (CI: 25.4% to 34.7%)31.3% (CI: 27.7% to 35.2%)
Northeastern Ontario29.6% (CI: 27.5% to 31.8%)30.0% (CI: 27.8% to 32.3%)32.7% (CI: 29.8% to 35.7%)33.3% (CI: 31.0% to 35.6%)
Ontario25.2% (CI: 24.5% to 25.9%)26.7% (CI: 26.0% to 27.4%)28.9% (CI: 28.1% to 29.8%)29.1% (CI: 28.2% to 29.9%)

Physical activity by sex

Key Findings

Notes:

Figure: Age-standardized prevalence rate, physically active, by year and sex, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Graph depicting Age-standardized prevalence rate, physically active, by year and sex, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014. Data found in tables below.

Table: Age-standardized prevalence rate, physically active, by year and sex, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

SexPrevalence Rate, 2007 to 2010Prevalence Rate, 2011 to 2014
Males32.3% (CI: 28.7% to 36.1%)34.2% (CI: 29.6% to 39.0%)
Females28.9% (CI: 25.4% to 32.6%)27.6% (CI: 24.0% to 31.5%)

Physical Activity by age group

Key Findings

Notes:

Figure: Prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and age group, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Graph depicting Prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and age group, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014. Data found in tables below.

Table: Prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and age group, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Age (Years)Prevalence Rate, 2007 to 2010Prevalence Rate, 2011 to 2014
12 to 1953.9% (CI: 46.0% to 61.7%)54.5% (CI: 46.0% to 62.8%)
20 to 4432.5% (CI: 28.1% to 37.3%)32.0% (CI: 26.2% to 38.5%)
45 to 6425.5% (CI: 21.4% to 30.1%)25.7% (CI: 20.4% to 31.8%)
65+19.2% (CI: 14.0% to 25.6%)23.7% (CI: 18.4% to 30.1%)

Physical activity by household income

Key Findings:

Notes:

Figure: Age-standardized prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and household income, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Graph depicting Prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and household income, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014. Data found in tables below.

Table: Age-standardized prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and household income, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Household Income DistributionPrevalence Rate, 2007 to 2010Prevalence Rate, 2011 to 2014
Quintile 1 (Lowest)27.0% (CI: 21.3% to 33.6%)24.9% (CI: 20.3% to 30.0%)
Quintile 225.9% (CI: 20.3% to 32.5%)30.1% (CI: 23.4% to 37.8%)
Quintile 325.1% (CI: 20.1% to 30.9%)24.9% (CI: 19.1% to 31.7%)
Quintile 433.1% (CI: 27.6% to 39.2%)37.1% (CI: 30.6% to 44.1%)
Quintile 5 (Highest)40.4% (CI: 32.6% to 48.6%)39.6% (CI: 32.6% to 47.0%)

Physical activity by education

Key Findings

Notes:

Figure: Age-standardized prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and education level, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Graph depicting Prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and education level, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014. Data found in the tables below.

Table: Age-standardized prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and education level, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Note: Numbers followed by the letter “E” are to be interpreted with caution due to high sampling variability.

EducationPrevalence Rate, 2007 to 2010Prevalence Rate, 2011 to 2014
< Highschool Diploma15.0% E (CI: 8.7% to 24.6%)18.4% E (CI: 10.4% to 30.3%)
Highschool Diploma32.6% (CI: 25.7% to 40.3%)22.9% (CI: 16.9% to 30.2%)
Trade, College or University Diploma or Certificate25.3% (CI: 21.8% to 29.1%)24.9% (CI: 20.4% to 29.9%)
University Degree35.8% (CI: 27.4% to 45.1%)39.2% (CI: 31.3% to 47.8%)

Physical activity by first official language spoken

Key Findings:

Notes:

Figure: Age-standardized prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and first official language spoken, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

Graph depicting Prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and first official language spoken, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014. Data found in tables below.

Table: Age-standardized prevalence rate, physically active individuals, by year and first official language spoken, ages 12+, 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014

First Official Language SpokenPrevalence Rate, 2007 to 2010Prevalence Rate, 2011 to 2014
French28.0% (CI: 23.1% to 33.6%)35.0% (CI: 28.1% to 42.6%)
English31.8% (CI: 28.8% to 35.1%)30.5% (CI: 27.1% to 34.3%)

 


This item was last modified on August 22, 2018