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Why Is This 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.
Percent of middle school students who are physically active for at least 60 minutes per day and perform muscle strengthening activities on at least 3 days per week.
Data SourceCitation: Hawaii State Departments of Education and Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii School Health Survey: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, ''[Chart Title, years]''. [URL.] Published [update date]. Accessed [query date].
How the Measure is Calculated
|Numerator:||Number of middle school students who are physically active for at least 60 minutes per day and perform muscle strengthening activities on at least 3 days per week.|
|Denominator:||Number of middle school students for whom physical activity can be calculated based on their responses to questions about physical activity and muscle strengthening (excludes unknowns and refusals).|