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High School Students Engaged in Organized Physical Activity by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2005

Characteristics Met currently recommended levels of physical activity1 Met previously recommended levels of physical activity2 No vigorous or moderate physical activity3
All students 35.8% 68.7% 9.6%
 Male 43.8 75.8 7.9
Grade 9 42.8 78.4 7.2
Grade 10 46.8 77.8 7.5
Grade 11 41.9 74.2 8.4
Grade 12 41.9 71.9 8.4
 Female 27.8 61.5 11.3
Grade 9 30.8 68.4 8.2
Grade 10 30.0 63.0 10.3
Grade 11 25.1 60.7 12.4
Grade 12 24.0 51.7 15.2
White, non-Hispanic 38.7 70.2 8.1
 Male 46.9 77.0 6.9
 Female 30.2 63.3 8.1
Black, non-Hispanic 29.5 62.0 14.4
 Male 38.2 71.7 10.2
 Female 21.3 53.1 18.2
Hispanic 32.9 69.4 10.6
 Male 39.0 76.0 8.9
 Female 26.5 62.6 12.3
1. Were physically active doing any kind of physical activity that increased their heart rate and made them breathe hard some of the time for a total of at least 60 minutes/day on ≥5 of the 7 days preceding the survey.
2. Participated in at least 20 minutes of vigorous physical activity (i.e., physical activity that made them sweat and breathe hard on ≥3 of the 7 days preceding the survey and/or at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity (i.e., physical activity that did not make them sweet and breathe hard) on ≥5 of the 7 days preceding the survey.
3. During the 7 days preceding the survey.
Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2005, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 55, No. SS 05, May 25, 2006.

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