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RST Profile: Otago

Methodology

The Survey

The Active NZ Survey consists of two data collection methods:

  1. a sport and recreation survey; and
  2. a seven-day physical activity recall diary.

The Active NZ Survey collected information about adult participation in different physical activity domains (i.e. sport and recreation, active travel including walking or cycling to a destination, occupational activities and incidental activities like washing the car). Information about how frequently people participated in physical activities, the variety of physical activities that each individual participated in, membership in clubs or centres for sport and recreation purposes and volunteering in various roles to support sport and recreation activities was also collected.

The Sample

Data were collected within each region of New Zealand. A total of 4,443 adults aged 16 years and over were interviewed face-to-face, of which 259 interviews were completed within the Otago region. The interviews were completed over a 12-month period beginning in March 2007. An overall response rate of 61 percent was achieved for the total New Zealand sample, with a response rate of 63 percent for the Otago region.

Total Number of Completed Interviews and Weighted Population Numbers for the Otago Region

  Number interviewed (n) Weighted Population Numbers (n)
Regional Population
259
158,847
Gender
Men
97
64,853
Women
162
93,994