Physical activity patterns of Australian adults results of the 1999 national physical activity survey by Armstrong, Tim.

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StatementTim Armstrong, Adrian Bauman, Joanne Davies.
ContributionsBauman, Adrian E., Davies, Joanne., Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
LC ClassificationsRA781 .A75 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 68 p. :
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3596680M
ISBN 101740240669
LC Control Number2002318114

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Physical Activity Patterns of Australian Adults, released on the eve of the Sydney Olympics, provides much-needed information on national physical activity levels of Australian adults, as well as providing an indication of the impact of the Active Australia initiative.

Physical activity patterns of Australian adults: results of the national physical activity survey / Contributor Names Armstrong, Tim. Created / Published Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, c Subject Headings. The report presents information on current physical activity patterns among adult Australians as well as trend information essential to assess the impact of the Active Australia campaign.

It is a valuable resource for researchers and those interested in public health policy and health promotion. The report presents information on current physical activity patterns among adult Australians as well as trend information essential to assess the impact of the Active Australia campaign.

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