Chart 17 Prevalence of suboptimal health benefit ratings for flexibility and muscular strength, by age group, female population aged 20 to 59, Canada, 1981 and 2009 to 2011

Chart 17 Prevalence of suboptimal health benefit ratings for flexibility and muscular strength, by age group, female population aged 20 to 59, Canada, 1981 and 2009 to 2011

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Data table for Chart 17
  1981 2009 to 2011
Flexibility: sit and reach (% fair/needs improvement) 20 to 39 years 44 55
Flexibility: sit and reach (% fair/needs improvement) 40 to 59 years 44 56
Muscular strength: grip strength (% fair/needs improvement) 20 to 39 years 34 68
Muscular strength: grip strength (% fair/needs improvement) 40 to 59 years 20 43
Source:
Shields M et al. Fitness of Canadian adults: Results from the 2007-2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey. Health Reports 2010; 21 (1): 1-16; and Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 117-0007, 2011.
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