Health >> Enriching Activities >> Age, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Country of Birth, Language

Age, race/ethnicity, and gender were all related to participation in enriching activities.

Balancing work and chores with enjoyable activities helps to relieve the pressures of day-to-day life.  King County adults were asked about their participation in 9 types of cultural, spiritual, athletic, educational, or community-service activities over the past 30 days. Response options were “very active,” “somewhat active,” “not very active,” and “not active at all.”

Active participation varied by age, gender, and race/ethnicity. 

  • Adults age 45 to 64 were more likely to participate actively in 3 or more activities than those 65 and older.
  • Women were more active than men.
  • White non-Hispanics participated more actively than did people of color and Hispanics.