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Data Set Name Astronaut Top 5 Reported Physical Activities
Data Set Description According to the Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health (LSAH) Lifestyle Questionnaire (LSQ), 72.3% of the responding 220 NASA astronauts and 38.2% of the responding 781 LSAH comparison participants list jogging/running among their various physical activities. Of the responding 32,440 National Health Interview Survey 1998 (NHIS) participants, 10.6% choose jogging/running among their various physical activities. In addition, 24.5%, 49.2%, and 43.2%, respectively, choose walking among their various physical activities.

Reference: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Physical Activity for a Healthy Lifestyle. In: Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health Newsletter. November 2000;9(2):1-2.

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Physical activity
Data Collection Site(s) NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Flight Medicine Clinic
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The LSQ was developed in 1993 to collect essential health data on NASA astronauts and LSAH comparisons that were not otherwise collected. The NHIS includes health data on a random selection of noninstitutionalized U.S. civilians over the age of 18.
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Responsible NASA Official The NASA representative responsible for providing this information is:
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Jessica Keune