Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep (PASS) Indicators

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Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep (PASS): A New Way of Tracking Healthy Daily Activity

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep (PASS): A New Way of Tracking Healthy Daily Activity

We live our days on a 24 hour cycle. Most of that time is spent in intervals of physical activity, sedentary behaviour (like sitting and screen time) and sleeping. As such, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recognized that it needed to modernize how it monitors the physical activity levels of Canadians...

What is sedentary behaviour and how do we measure it?

What is sedentary behaviour and how do we measure it?

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports on a range of indicators related to Canadians’ physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep habits. These indicators are organized in a framework called the Physical Activity, Sedentary behaviour and Sleep (PASS) Indicator Framework...

Infographics

Are Canadian children getting enough sleep?

Are Canadian children getting enough sleep?

17.2% of children that get insufficient sleep report hyperactivity compared to 11.9% of children who get adequate sleep.

Are Canadian adults getting enough sleep?

Are Canadian adults getting enough sleep?

Adults who get insufficient sleep report an average of 4.0 hours of sedentary time a day compared to an average of 3.5 hours for adults who get adequate sleep...

Publications

At-a-glance – Conceptualizing a framework for the surveillance of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep in Canada

At-a-glance – Conceptualizing a framework for the surveillance of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep in Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has modernized its approach to physical activity surveillance by broadening its scope to include sedentary behaviour and sleep. The first step was to develop a conceptual framework which covers the full spectrum of physical movement from moderate-to-vigorous intensity...


Suggested Citation

Center for Surveillance and Applied Research, Public Health Agency of Canada. Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep (PASS) Indicators Data Tool, 2020 Edition. Public Health Infobase. Ottawa (ON): Public Health Agency of Canada, 2020.

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