Question 1 Do you regularly exercise?

Frequency

  • Every Day 86
  • 4-6 Times a Week 192
  • 1-3 Times a Week 198
  • Sporadically 196
  • Never 20
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=1 (0.1%)

The majority (57%) of respondents reported regularly exercising, including- 4-6 times a week (28%) and 1-3 times a week. (29%).

Approximately a quarter of the respondents sporadically (28%) exercised.

Only 12% of the respondents exercised every day.

A small portion (3%) of the respondents never exercised.

 

Question 2 What types of activities do you regularly participate in?

Frequency

  • Light-Intensity Exercises 207
  • Light & Moderate-Intensity Exercises 87
  • Light & Vigorous-Intensity Exercises 3
  • Moderate-Intensity Exercises 239
  • Moderate & Vigorous-Intensity Exercises 17
  • Vigorous-Intensity Exercises 98
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=42 (6.1%)

The majority (53%) of respondents participated in some form of moderate activity.

Almost two-thirds of the respondents either participated in light-intensity (32%) or moderate-intensity (37%) activities.

 

Question 3 What Prevents You from Being More Physically Active?

Frequency

  • Don’t Know How to Get Started 10
  • Excessive Weight 12
  • Health Issues 43
  • Lack of Motivation 134
  • Lack of Time 200
  • Work & Family Responsibilities 234
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=60 (8.7%)

The majority of respondents reported lack of time (32%) or work and family responsiblities (36%) as the main reasons preventing them from being more physically active.
A small portion of the respondents reported health issues (7%), excessive weight (2%) or that they don’t know how to get started as reasons preventing them from being more physically active.

Question 4 Do you consider yourself…

Frequency

  • Could Lose a Few Pounds 252
  • Just Right 145
  • Overweight 211
  • Underweight 11
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=74 (10.9%)

The majority (41%) of respondents reported that they could lose a few pounds.
A quarter of the respondents reported being a weight that is just right (23%) or underweight (2%).
A third of the respondents (34%) reported that they were overweight.

Question 5 In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse or other health professional given you advice about your weight?

Frequency

  • Yes 183
  • No 424
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=86 (12.4%)

The majority (70%) of the respondents have received some type of advice from a health professional about their weight.

 

Question 6 Which of the following beverages do you drink on an average day?

Frequency

  • Coffee 337
  • Diet Soda 93
  • Energy Drinks 17
  • Juice 119
  • Milk 187
  • Regular Soda 43
  • Tea 190
  • Water 530
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=92 (13.3%)

The majority of respondents drink water (35%) and/or coffee (22%) during an average day.

Question 7 How often do you eat snack foods between meals?

Frequency

  • Three or more times a day 33
  • Once or twice a day 188
  • Few times a week 172
  • Seldom 179
  • Never 16
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=105 (15.2%)

 

The majority of respondents rarely have snacks, seldomly (30%) or a few times a week (29%).
Only 6% of the respondents reported having snacks three or more times a day.

Question 8 How often do you dine out (any meal)?

Frequency

  • Every day 4
  • 4-6 Times a week 18
  • 1-3 Times a week 262
  • Seldom/Rarely 293
  • Never 4
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=112 (16.2%)

The majority of respondents reported seldom or rarely (50%) dining out.
A large portion (45%) of respondents reported dining out 1-3 times a week.

Question 9 Do you try to limit your fat intake in general?

Frequency

  • Yes 509
  • No 70
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=114 (16.5%)

The majority (88%) of respondents reported trying to limit their fat intake.

Question 10 Do you know what trans fats are?

Frequency

  • Yes 452
  • No 34
  • Not sure 92
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=114 (16.5%)

The majority (78%) of respondents reported knowing what trans fats are.

Question 11 Where did you hear about this survey? (Top 8 answers)

Frequency

  • Co-worker or Friend 15
  • E-mail 26
  • Flyer 9
  • Putnam County employee 16
  • Putnam County website 225
  • Putnam Hospital Center 11
  • School District Newsletter 46
  • TV advertisement 19
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=112 (16.2%)

The majority (62%) of respondents learned about the survey from viewing the Putnam County website.

Question 12 Is it a priority for your child to eat breakfast?

Frequency

  • Yes 523
  • No 37
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=133 (19.2%)

The majority (93%) of respondents with children reported making breakfast a priority for their children.

Question 13 Where does your child eat breakfast every day?

Frequency

  • At home 485
  • At school 15
  • Unsure 16
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=177 (25.5%)

The majority (94%) if children eat breakfast at home.
A small portion of children (3%) consume breakfast at school.

Question 14 Does your family eat dinner together?

Frequency

  • Every day 230
  • 4-6 Times a week 178
  • 1-3 Times a week 129
  • Never 14
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=142 (20.5%)

The majority of families regularly eat dinner together every day (42%) or four to six times a week (32%).
Almost a quarter of the respondents reported eating as a family one to three times a week (23%).

Question 15 Are any of your family members overweight?

Frequency

  • Yes 265
  • No 267
  • Unsure 18
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=143 (20.6%)

Almost half of the respondents reported having no overweight family members.

Question 16 is healthy eating a priority in your family?

Frequency

  • Yes 497
  • No 53
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=143 (20.6%)

The majority (90%) of respondents reported healthy eating as a priority for their family.

Question 17 Does your family exercise together?

Frequency

  • Every day 10
  • 4-6 Times a day 28
  • 1-3 Times a day 109
  • Sporadically 248
  • Never 151
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=147(21.2%)

The majority of respondents report sporadically (45%) or never (28%) exercising as a family.
A quarter of the respondents exercise regularly as a family, one to three times s week (20%) and four to six times a week (5%)
Only 2% of the respondents exercise as a family every day

Question 18 Do you make it a priority to eat fruits and vegetables throughout the day?

Frequency

  • Yes 460
  • No 84
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=149 (21.5%)

The majority (85%) make eating fruits and vegetables throughout the day a priority.

Question 19 When do you make eating fruits and vegetables a priority?

Frequency

  • At home 304
  • At school/work 153
  • At daycare/sitter 3
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=147(21.2%)

The majority (66%) of respondents make eating fruits and vegetables a priority at home.

Question 20 What activities does your family do together?

Frequency

  • Arts & Crafts 106
  • Bicycling 138
  • Chores (indoor cleaning, yard work, etc.) 382
  • Games (cards, board games, video games, etc.) 261
  • Playground activitites 130
  • Team sports 100
  • Walking 388
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=160 (23.1%)

The majority of families either walk together (26%) or do chores together (25%).
About a quarter of the families participate in team sports (7%), bicycling together (9%) or doing playground activities together (9%).
About a quarter of the families participate in activities such as board games (17%) or arts and crafts (7%).

Question 21 What is the best way to communicate health messages to you and your family?

Frequency

  • By County website 94
  • By E-mail 213
  • By E-mail and radio 11
  • By Newspaper 75
  • By radio 23
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=159 (22.9%)

The majority (50%) of respondents prefer to receive health information via e-mail.

Question 22 Have you utilized the county website for information before?

Frequency

  • Yes 80
  • No 52
  • *Missing/No Answer Given: N=561 (81.0%)

The majority of respondents (61%) have previously used the Putnam County website.