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

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.

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

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?"
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