0800 SPORTS, EXERCISE AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Category Description

This category captures time the respondent spends doing sports, exercise and outdoor activities. This includes sports and exercise (0860), walking (0862), cycling (0863), outdoor recreation (0864), physical activity, sports with child (0865), hunting, fishing, boating, hiking (0866), gardening (0867), pet care, and walking dogs (0868).

  • 0860 SPORTS AND EXERCISE

    Category Description

    Sports and exercise captures time in physical exercise and playing sports.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This includes time practicing a sport or physical exercise – active sports.

    1975-76: The period includes time spent playing football, tennis/squash, golf, swimming, ski/water ski, bowling, ping-pong, Frisbee, catch, exercise and yoga. It also includes time in snowmobile, dune buggy, gliding, ballooning, jogging/running, motorcycling, horse bike riding, as well as sports classes or training.

    1985: This is time in active sports and outdoors. The following are the category examples in addition to the ones mentioned for the 1975-76 period:

    Category examples
    Basketball, baseball, volleyball, hockey, soccer, field hockey
    Paddleball
    Golf, miniature golf
    Ice skating, sledding, roller skating
    Bowling, pool, ping-pong, pinball
    Frisbee, catch
    Exercises, yoga, weightlifting
    Judo, boxing, wrestling
    Gymnastics
    Watching another person do active leisure activities

    1993-94: This is time in active sports and exercise.

    2003+: The period includes time in the following category examples:

    Category examples
    Doing high/low-impact aerobics, doing step aerobics
    Talking to aerobics instructor/ baseball coach
    Playing basketball, talking to basketball referee
    Registering for a bike race
    Playing snooker
    Shooting pool
    Canoeing, crewing, kayaking, rafting
    Sailing, yachting
    Playing duck pins/ten pins
    Mountain climbing, rock climbing
    Horseback riding
    Playing polo
    Steeple chase
    Fencing
    Fishing, Clam-digging, Crabbing, Deep-sea fishing, Fly fishing
    Talking to the boat captain
    Playing flag football/touch football
    Talking to the football referee
    Golfing
    Hitting balls at the driving range
    Playing the back/front 9
    Practicing putting
    Talking to the caddy
    Doing gymnastics, talking to the gymnastics coach
    Tumbling
    Using parallel bars, balance beam
    Using the pommel horse, uneven bars
    Hiking
    Playing hockey, field hockey, ice hockey
    Talking to the hockey coach
    Hunting deer/elk, ducks, hunting games
    Talking to the hunting guide
    Martial arts, doing karate, kickboxing
    Talking to martial arts instructor
    Playing badminton, handball, lacrosse, racquetball, squash, tennis
    Talking to the tennis coach
    Barrel riding
    Calf roping, roller-skating, skateboarding
    Playing rugby
    Running/Jogging, running a marathon
    Talking to race officials
    Snow tubing
    Playing soccer, softball, wiffle ball
    Using the rowing machine, Stairmaster, treadmill
    4-wheeling
    Doing motocross
    Drag racing
    Snowmobiling
    Stock car racing
    Playing Wally ball
    Walking
    Water sports, surfing, boogie-boarding
    Diving, playing water polo
    River tubing, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, swimming
    Talking to the swimming coach
    Waterskiing
    Bodybuilding, lifting weight, stretching
    Freestyle wrestling
    Greco-Roman wrestling
    Talking to the wrestling referee
    Yoga, Pilates, talking to the yoga instructor
    Archery, ballooning
    Baton twirling, boxing
    Bungee jumping, cheerleading
    Collecting firewood for camp
    Cricket, croquet, curling
    Digging a latrine, discus
    Foot bag, hang-gliding
    Horseshoes, javelin
    Kite flying
    Paintball, ping-pong, playing Frisbee golf
    Pole vaulting
    Setting up camping tent, starting a campfire
    Shooting league
    Skeet-shooting, skydiving
    Table tennis, tai chi
    Target practice, throwing darts
    Windsurfing

    2004+: The period includes the following examples as well.

    Category examples
    Riding in a go-cart
    Water aerobics

    2005+: The post 2005 period includes the following examples. Another example "riding in or driving a dune buggy" was added in 2006 and doing cardio, unspecified was added post 2008.

    Category examples
    Playing in the snow
    Running a race/organized run
    Running cross country
    Riding stationary bicycle, spinning

  • 0862 WALKING

    Category Description

    Walking mainly captures time taking walks for pleasure.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This includes time spent taking walks.

    1975-76, 1985: This is time spent walking for pleasure.

    1998-01: This is time spent walking in the 1998 survey. It also includes hiking in the 1999 survey.

    2003+: The period includes time walking as well as other times that were not coded but the respondent specified that he/she was walking in the "where" codes.

  • 0863 CYCLING

    Category Description

    This is time spent bicycling.

    Activity Coding Rules

    2003+: The period includes time spent biking as well as time registering for a bike race.

  • 0864 OUTDOOR RECREATION

    Category Description

    Outdoor recreation captures time in outdoor recreational activities.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1975-76: The following are the activities and category examples included for this period:

    Category examples
    Putter in yard
    Camping
    Excursions
    Picnics

    1985: This is time in excursions, pleasure drives, rides with family.

    2003+: The period includes time spent climbing, spelunking, and caving.

    Category examples
    Mountain climbing
    Rock climbing

  • 0865 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SPORTS WITH CHILD

    Category Description

    This is time in physical and outdoor activities.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This includes time in outdoor games/playing and walks.

    1985: This includes time in outdoors playing, coaching/leading outdoor, non-organizational activities; outdoor activities with children including sports, walks, biking, and other outdoor games.

    1993-94: This is time generally categorized under outdoor playing.

    2003+: The period includes time playing sports with household children as well as non-household children

    Category examples
    Playing basketball with household child
    Riding bikes with household child

    2004+: The following were added post 2004:

    Category examples
    Teaching household child how to play a sport
    Teaching household child to ride a bike

    2005+: The following were added post 2005:

    Category examples
    Strolling with a household child
    Walking with a household child

  • 0866 HUNTING, FISHING, BOATING, HIKING

    Category Description

    This is time in activities such as excursions related to hunting and hiking.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This includes time excursion, hunting, fishing, and hiking.

    1985: In addition to hunting, fishing, boating, and hiking, this period also includes time in sailing, canoeing, and camping on the beach.

    2003+: The period includes time boating, fishing, hiking, and hunting.

    Category examples
    Canoeing, crewing
    Kayaking, rafting
    Sailing, yachting
    Clam-digging, crabbing
    Deep-sea fishing, fly fishing
    Talking to the boat captain
    Hunting deer/elk/ducks
    Hunting game
    Talking to the hunting guide

  • 0867 GARDENING

    Category Description

    This is time in gardening activities.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This period includes time in gardening when the animal is not present.

    1985: The following are the category examples for this period:

    Category examples
    Flower or vegetable gardening
    Spading, weeding, composting,
    Picking, worked in garden
    Care of house plants

    1993-94, 1994-95, 1998-01: This is time in plant care.

    2003+: The period includes time in lawn, garden and houseplant care.

    Category examples
    Adding chemicals to lawn, applying pesticides
    Blowing leaves
    Collecting eggs, honey
    Cutting the grass
    Digging in the vegetable garden
    Doing yard work
    Edging
    Fertilizing garden/lawn
    Gardening
    Gathering nuts
    Hunting mushrooms
    Laying paving stones
    Mowing the lawn
    Mulching
    Picking fruit and vegetables
    Picking up branches, twigs
    Planting
    Planting beans, flowers, fruits and vegetables, fruit tree, tomatoes
    Pruning shrubs
    Pruning tree
    Putting pesticides on lawn
    Putting snail killer around vegetables
    Raking leaves
    Seeding
    Sowing flower or vegetable seeds
    Spraying for bugs, spraying fruit trees/rose bushes
    Spreading mulch
    Trimming branches/hedges
    Turning sprinkler on or off
    Tying up tomatoes
    Watering garden, houseplants, lawn, outdoor plants
    Weeding (general), weeding flower garden, vegetable garden

  • 0868 PET CARE, WALK DOGS

    Category Description

    This is time in animal care.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This period includes time in gardening and animal care when the animal is present.

    1985: The following are the category examples for this period:

    Category examples
    Care of animals/livestock when respondent is not a farmer
    Care of household pets including activities with pets
    Playing with the dog
    Walking the dog

    1993-94, 1994-95, 1998-01: This is time in animal care.

    2003+: The period includes time in care for animals and pets (not veterinary care).

    Category examples
    Adopting a pet
    Bathing/brushing dog
    Burying animals
    Caring for an orphaned animal or household pets
    Changing dog's water
    Cleaning the litter box/cleaning up after pets
    Clipping cat's claws/dog's nails
    Exercising pets
    Feeding a raccoon, astray
    Feeding birds, cat, ducks
    Feeding fish, guinea pig, horses
    Feeding rabbit, squirrels
    Feeding the dog, pets (general)
    Watering pets
    Filling the bird feeder
    Grooming horse, pets (general)
    Nursing a sick animal
    Petting animals
    Playing with animals/with the dog
    Providing medical care to pets
    Taking pets for a walk
    Tending a wounded bird
    Visiting an animal shelter to select pet
    Walking the dog
    Watching kittens/puppies being born