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Comparison: 49.5
Unit: percent
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Teens who Engage in Regular Physical Activity

Value: 47.4 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: State : Arizona
Comparison: U.S. Value
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Health / Diabetes
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who were physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day on five or more of the 7 days preceding the survey.
Why this is important: 
Inactivity during childhood and adolescence increases the likelihood of being inactive as an adult. Adults who are less active are at greater risk of dying of heart disease and developing diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure. Half of American youths aged 12-21 are not vigorously active on a regular basis, and about 14 percent of young people report no recent physical activity. Participation in all types of physical activity declines drastically with both age and grade in school. Being physically active helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints. It helps control and maintain weight, build lean muscle, and reduce fat. In addition, exercise helps to prevent or delay the development of high blood pressure. Moderate amounts of physical activity are recommended for people of all ages.
Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/yrbs/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Default.aspx
More Details:
The data is collected via YRBSS, which includes a national school-based survey of public schools.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2005: 32.3 2007: 32.0 2009: 46.8 2011: 47.4

percent

Teens who Engage in Regular Physical Activity by Gender

Female: 38.8 Male: 56.2 Overall: 47.4

percent

Teens who Engage in Regular Physical Activity by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 52.1 Hispanic: 45.0 White: 49.6 Overall: 47.4

percent

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Unit: percent
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Teens who Engage in Regular Physical Activity

Value: 47.4 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: State : Arizona
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Health / Diabetes
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who were physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day on five or more of the 7 days preceding the survey.
Why this is important: 
Inactivity during childhood and adolescence increases the likelihood of being inactive as an adult. Adults who are less active are at greater risk of dying of heart disease and developing diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure. Half of American youths aged 12-21 are not vigorously active on a regular basis, and about 14 percent of young people report no recent physical activity. Participation in all types of physical activity declines drastically with both age and grade in school. Being physically active helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints. It helps control and maintain weight, build lean muscle, and reduce fat. In addition, exercise helps to prevent or delay the development of high blood pressure. Moderate amounts of physical activity are recommended for people of all ages.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/yrbs/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Default.aspx
More Details:
The data is collected via YRBSS, which includes a national school-based survey of public schools.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2005: 32.3 2007: 32.0 2009: 46.8 2011: 47.4

percent

Teens who Engage in Regular Physical Activity by Gender

Female: 38.8 Male: 56.2 Overall: 47.4

percent

Teens who Engage in Regular Physical Activity by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 52.1 Hispanic: 45.0 White: 49.6 Overall: 47.4

percent

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