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Complete Health Indicator Report of Physical Activity, Adolescent - Attends Physical Education Class Daily

Definition

Percentage of students who attended physical education (PE) classes daily in an average week when they were in school.

Numerator

Number of students who responded, "5 days", to the question, "In an average week when you are in school, on how many days do you go to physical education (PE) classes?"

Denominator

Number of students who answered the question, "In an average week when you are in school, on how many days do you go to physical education (PE) classes?"

Why Is This Important?

Physical activity is crucial to maintaining physical health. Among adolescents, regular physical activity helps improve bone health, body weight and composition, physical fitness and mental health. In addition, active adolescents are more likely to become active adults.

Healthy People Objective: PA-5, Increase the proportion of adolescents who participate in daily school physical education

U.S. Target: 36.6 percent

Evidence-based Practices

"Requiring students to participate in quality physical education classes for specific time periods results in meaningful and consistent contributions to the total physical activity that young people need to enhance their health. Sufficient time in physical education can enable students to develop the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and confidence needed to adopt and maintain physically active lifestyles. States can help school districts and schools ensure that students spend sufficient time in physical education by: * Requiring daily physical education for all students or establishing time requirements (e.g., 150 minutes/week for elementary level; 225 minutes/week for secondary level) that lead to increased amounts of time spent in physical education. * Requiring school districts and schools to eliminate exemptions or waivers from physical education." Downloaded from http://www.cdc.gov/healthyYouth/policy/pdf/obesity_prevention_strategies.pdf on 01/12/2011.


Graphical Data Views

Percentage of Students Who Attended Physical Education (PE) Classes Daily by Year, New Mexico and U.S., 2003-2017

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NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage with Daily P.E. ClassLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 16
New Mexico200322.5%18.2%27.4%2,4499,838
New Mexico200524.3%17.7%32.5%9695,039
New Mexico200729.8%20.2%41.5%6302,305
New Mexico200930.2%21.7%40.2%1,0794,510
New Mexico201128.4%23.2%34.2%1,6855,624
New Mexico201325.1%18.7%32.8%1,6165,207
New Mexico201527.1%23.6%30.9%2,4147,864
New Mexico201725.7%20.8%31.2%1,6815,477
United States200328.4%13,394
United States200533.0%12,536
United States200730.3%13,653
United States200933.3%15,578
United States201131.5%15,048
United States201329.4%13,228
United States201529.8%15,172
United States201729.9%14,151

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data


Percentage of Students Who Attended Physical Education (PE) Classes Daily by Sex and Year, New Mexico, 2017

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Sex: Males vs. FemalesYearPercentage with Daily P.E. ClassLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 16
Male200324.4%20.0%29.5%1,2604,675
Male200528.0%20.9%36.4%5352,381
Male200731.0%21.4%42.6%3081,093
Male200933.9%24.8%44.3%6062,201
Male201133.7%28.1%39.9%9692,761
Male201329.5%22.4%37.6%7942,623
Male201530.8%27.1%34.7%1,2043,775
Male201729.6%24.3%35.6%7812,667
Female200321.0%16.5%26.3%1,1484,985
Female200520.9%14.4%29.5%4222,580
Female200728.7%20.7%38.3%3181,190
Female200926.5%19.8%34.6%4692,293
Female201122.9%18.3%28.3%7132,854
Female201320.6%14.7%27.9%5712,576
Female201523.4%19.8%27.5%1,0254,078
Female201721.7%17.0%27.3%5982,795

Data Source

New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.


Percentage of Students Who Attended Daily Physical Education (PE) Classes Daily by County, New Mexico, 2017

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CountyPercentage with Daily P.E. ClassLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo16.0%13.5%18.7%5093,553
Catron6.2%2.8%13.6%Unstable564
Chaves26.1%20.1%33.1%184517
Cibola39.2%31.8%47.0%308807
Colfax23.6%16.8%32.1%65272
Curry49.9%41.1%58.7%104223
De Baca**Data suppressed due to small sample size.
Dona Ana22.9%17.9%28.8%232973
Eddy38.8%28.3%50.5%75229
Grant31.4%23.8%40.2%83371
Guadalupe33.1%22.8%45.4%59181
Harding**Data suppressed due to small sample size.
Hidalgo18.8%10.9%30.4%26146
Lea42.0%30.3%54.7%263658
Lincoln34.7%27.5%42.7%201597
Los Alamos7.8%5.2%11.7%27345
Luna38.7%27.8%50.9%55124
McKinley30.0%17.4%46.5%84362
Mora33.2%14.2%59.9%Unstable2578
Otero39.1%28.9%50.3%203537
Quay6.5%4.0%10.3%19253
Rio Arriba28.0%14.2%47.7%Unstable99442
Roosevelt49.8%26.9%72.7%47175
Sandoval39.7%29.5%51.0%4781,252
San Juan36.2%29.4%43.6%3101,032
San Miguel37.3%30.6%44.6%160452
Santa Fe13.9%10.5%18.2%2461,915
Sierra31.7%12.8%59.4%Unstable48140
Socorro10.4%8.0%13.4%21223
Taos6.1%4.8%7.8%44762
Torrance39.8%24.5%57.3%125360
Union59.4%56.5%62.3%77128
Valencia6.9%4.7%10.2%32428
New Mexico25.4%23.6%27.3%4,21617,615
U.S.29.9%14,151

Data Notes

Rates for Chaves County, Harding County, and Union County were supressed because of inadequate response rates from those counties. The NM rate was calculated from the standard CDC YRRS dataset and is consistent with the rates found on the CDC Website. The county rates were calculated from a special New Mexico dataset that has a larger survey sample size.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data


Percentage of Students Who Attended Physical Education (PE) Classes Daily by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2017

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Race/EthnicityPercentage with Daily P.E. ClassLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Alaska Native29.4%24.6%34.7%7542,974
Asian/Pacific Islander18.3%14.1%23.5%83436
Black/African American36.4%31.9%41.2%184580
Hispanic24.2%22.1%26.4%2,0788,703
White24.9%22.5%27.5%1,0944,807
New Mexico25.4%23.6%27.3%4,21617,500
United States29.9%14,151

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 01/07/2019, Published on 01/07/2019
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Content updated: Mon, 7 Jan 2019 17:20:02 MST