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Sport and Recreational Exercise Among Adults (Aged 16+) in Wexford and Wicklow, 2007 - 2009

Creator:

Kelly, E. and Lunn, P., Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

Subject Keywords: Sport and exercise promotion
Topic: Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

This report provides evidence relating to the sport and recreational exercise activity of adults (aged 16 and over) in Wexford and Wicklow (hereafter ‘Wexford-Wicklow’). It aims to be of interest and assistance to those involved in the promotion of sport and exercise in the area, from councils and local sports partnerships, to individual participants and volunteers.

The results are based on telephone interviews with 1,989 adults conducted over three years (2007-2009), as part of the national Irish Sports Monitor (ISM), which is a survey conducted by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) on behalf of the Irish Sports Council (ISC). The ISM asks interviewees about sporting activity undertaken in the previous 7 days. Like all social surveys, the ISM has limitations. In particular, some groups are easier to reach on home telephones than others (e.g. non-working individuals compared to employees). Thus, to counteract any potential bias arising, the data are re-weighted to match the population characteristics of Wexford-Wicklow, as recorded by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Further details of the aims and methodology of the ISM can be found in ISM Annual Reports (available at www.irishsportscouncil.ie and www.esri.ie).

Date:

01/05/2011

Rights: © ESRI
Suggested citation:

Kelly, E. and Lunn, P., Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). (2011) Sport and Recreational Exercise Among Adults (Aged 16+) in Wexford and Wicklow, 2007 - 2009 [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/99905 [Accessed: 18th September 2019].

  

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