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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 45: Exercise

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Table 45. Percentage of high school students who participated in various levels of physical activities, by sex, race/ethnicity, and grade: Various years, 1993 to 2003
 1997199920012003
Race/ethnicity
and grade
1993 Total1995 TotalTotalMaleFemaleTotalMaleFemaleTotalMaleFemaleTotalMaleFemale
Participated in vigorous physical activity1
  Total26664647254657257657357637055
Race/ethnicity
 White, non-Hispanic6867677358677560677460657258
 Black, non-Hispanic6053546741566547607248556545
 Hispanic5957606950617250616952596752
Grade
 97572737966737768727767697364
 107069667456657356677460657258
 116360606949586749617251607049
 125855586844617152566645556446
Participated in strengthening exercises3
  Total25250515843546444536345526043
Race/ethnicity
 White, non-Hispanic5453535846566546556347546146
 Black, non-Hispanic4641475935455833486135456031
 Hispanic5047536243536639516042525944
Grade
 96157586352596850596653566348
 105556515745556445546345556049
 114947525943506138516340516240
 124542465534506040485838455534
Enrolled in physical education class
  Total25260495245566152525648565953
Race/ethnicity
 White, non-Hispanic5163505247566052485245545652
 Black, non-Hispanic5650465439535947616754566349
 Hispanic5451525350596554586255596156
Grade
 97781697069798276747473717171
 105772535650616557545850616358
 114147394434414537394732465141
 123642364228374429313726404535
1Activities that caused sweating and hard breathing for 20 minutes or more on 3 or more of the 7 days preceding the survey.
2Includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
3For example, push-ups, sit-ups, or weightlifting on 3 or more of the 7 days preceding the survey.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2003.

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