Chun Li（李纯）;Limin Wang（王丽敏）;Xiao Zhang（张笑）;Zhenping Zhao（赵振平）;
Zhengjing Huang（黄正京）;Maigeng Zhou（周脉耕）;Jing Wu（吴静）;Mei Zhang（张梅）
What is already known on this topic?
Leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) such as sports,fitness, and recreation, is well documented to prevent chronic disease and improve health. The age-adjusted prevalence of regular LTPA was only 11.9% among Chinese adults in China in 2010. It has been reported that the age-adjusted LTPA prevalence increased from 7.13% in 2000 to 11.79% in 2011.
What is added by this report?
According to the latest available data, in 2015, the prevalence of LTPA and regular LTPA was 19.7% and 12.5% in adults aged 18 years old and above,respectively. Both LTPA and regular LTPA were lower in rural areas than in urban areas, higher in people with higher socioeconomic position, and varied across provinces.
What are the implications for public health practice?
To promote more people, especially those with lower socioeconomic position to participate in LTPA, great efforts are required to strengthen national and local
policy initiatives, financial support, sports facility construction, and health education, especially in rural areas and in western China.