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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update

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In the Report
Director's Message
Report Highlights
Introduction
Trends-at-a-Glance
Summary Tables
Prevention
Smoking
Clinicians’ Advice to Quit Smoking
Secondhand Smoke
Diet
Weight and Physical Activity
Sun Protection
Environmental Toxins
Early Detection
Breast and Cervical Cancers
Colorectal Cancer
Diagnosis
Treatment
Bladder, Breast, Colorectal
Kidney, Lung, Ovarian, Prostate
Life After Cancer
End of Life
Prevention
Early Detection
Diagnosis
Treatment
Life After Cancer
End of Life


Summary Table: Prevention – Weight and Physical Activity

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.

Trend key: green - headed in the right direction
  red - headed in the wrong direction
  black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
  blue - Healthy People 2010 target


  Physical activity
1997–2008
Weight
1971–2008
Measure Percentage of adults aged 18 years and older who reported no leisure-time physical activity during the past month. Percentage of adults aged 20 years and older who were at a healthy weight, overweight, or obese (Example below is for obese.)
Recent summary trend*
Stable
2004–2008
Rising
2003/2004–2007/2008
Desired direction
Falling 
Falling 
Trend details

Stable

Rising

Most recent estimate The 2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an in-person household survey, indicates that 36 percent of adults aged 18 years and older reported no physical activity in their leisure-time. Among adults aged 20 years and older in 2007–2008, 31 percent were at a healthy weight, 34 percent were overweight or obese, and 34 percent were obese.
Healthy People 2010 target Reduce to 20 percent the percentage of adults who engage in no leisure-time physical activity. Increase to 60 percent the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight and decrease to 15 percent the proportion of obese adults. There is no Healthy People 2010 target for overweight.
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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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