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Number of days per week enged in moderate exercise, last 30 days


For adults 18 and older who completed the Social and Health Experiences (SHE) self-administered questionnaire (SDOHELIG), MODEXERDAYS reports the number of days per week the respondent engaged in moderate exercise during the last 30 days. MODEXERDAYS1 was fielded as one of four questions about health behaviors included in the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) supplement fielded via the 2021 SHE pencil-and-paper questionnaire. The SHE questionnaire was the first MEPS-HC questionnaire to be fielded using paper and web modes. Please see SATISFIED for more information on the SDOH supplement, including a complete list of variables fielded on the 2021 SHE.

Related Variables
The SDOH supplement included on the 2021 SHE included a series of questions that asked respondents to report on their health and health behaviors. These questions were adapted from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Accountable Health Communities (ACH) Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) Screening tool, which measures whether an individual has any unmet health-related social needs, and from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study. The ACH HRSN Screening tool items were developed from multiple sources, which are included in the Sources section below. In addition to MODEXERDAYS, the health and health behaviors variables include the following:


  • MODEXERDUR: Average number of minutes spent engaged in moderate exercise1
  • ECIGEV: Ever used an electronic nicotine product3


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  • 2021: Sample adults age 18+ and eligible for SDOH with data recorded (SDOHELIG).


  • 2021



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