Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep (PASS) Indicators
- Last updated: 2023-03-27
The PASS Indicators are grouped by movement behaviours and broken down by individual, family/social and built/society environment.
Select an item from each list below:
|Sex||Percentage (%)||95% CI|
|Total population||5.9E||3.6 - 8.2|
|Females||5.1E||2.1 - 8.2|
|Males||6.7E||3.7 - 9.6|
Source: Canadian Health Measures Survey 2014-2015
ECells and bars highlighted in yellow should be interpreted with caution.
(NEW) highlights indicators not previously reported upon and/or for which the measure or data source has changed.
aDue to changes in survey methodology, the PASS 2023 estimates for this indicator should not be compared to those from previous PASS editions.
|Definition||The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines (24-H Guidelines) for Adults aged 18-64 years (https://csepguidelines.ca/guidelines/adults-18-64/) and the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults aged 65 years and older (https://csepguidelines.ca/guidelines/adults-65/) provide specific recommendations for adults and older adults that meet the 24-H Guidelines. This indicator uses the surveillance recommendations released with the guidelines (https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/apnm-2020-0467), which require that individuals meet the specific time recommendations for daily sleep duration (ages 18-64 years: 7-9 hours, adults 65 years and over: 7-8 hours), daily sedentary time (8 hours or less), daily recreational screen time (no more than 3 hours), and weekly moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (at least 150 minutes).|
|Data Source||Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS), Statistics Canada|
|Population||Population aged 18 to 79 years|
|Data Available||Sex, age group (5 year, life-course, adults/older adults), highest level of education (household, respondent), household income, immigrant status, and trend (age-standardized)|
|Estimate Calculation||Numerator: Number of adults aged 18 to 79 who meet all components of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults and Older Adults. Denominator: Total population, aged 18 to 79 years.|
|Additional Remarks||This indicator uses both accelerometer data (MVPA and total sedentary time) and self-reported data (recreational screen time and sleep duration). To be consistent with surveillance recommendations provided by Ross et al., (https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/apnm-2020-0467) this indicator was analyzed using 1) accelerometer-measured daily average sedentary time of 9 hours or less (not the 8 hours or less for self-reported sitting) and 2) self-reported daily sleep time between 7 hours and 9 hours, 59 min (adults aged 18 to 64 years) or 7 hours to 8 hours, 59 min (adults aged 65 years and older).|
Center for Surveillance and Applied Research, Public Health Agency of Canada. Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep (PASS) Indicators, 2023 Edition. Public Health Infobase. Ottawa (ON): Public Health Agency of Canada, 2023.
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