Health Indicator Report of Physical Activity Among Adolescents in Grades 9 to 12
Physical activity can help reduce overweight/obesity and the risk of several chronic diseases including asthma and diabetes. Research has shown that physical activity also increases life expectancy.
NotesData for Whites and Blacks do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of all races.
- New Jersey Student Health Survey, Office of Student Support Services, Division of Student Services and Career Readiness, New Jersey Department of Education
- High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/
DefinitionThe percentage of public high school students who participated in physical activities that increased their heart rate and made them breathe hard some of the time for a total of at least 60 minutes per day on five or more of the past seven days.
NumeratorThe number of public high school students who exercised or participated in physical activity that increased their heart rate and made them breathe hard some of the time for a total of at least 60 minutes per day on five or more of the 7 days before the survey.
DenominatorThe total number high school students surveyed
Healthy People Objective: Increase the proportion of adolescents who meet current Federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic physical activity and for muscle-strengthening activity: Aerobic physical activityU.S. Target: 20.2 percent
State Target: 23.4 percent
Other ObjectivesHealthy New Jersey 2020 Objective NF-3: Increase the proportion of high school students that meet current physical activity guidelines for moderate or vigorous physical activity to 23.4% among the total population, 25.4% among Whites, 20.5% among Blacks, and 20.6% among Hispanics.
Health Program InformationNJDOH Office of Nutrition and Fitness: http://nj.gov/health/fhs/children/nutrifitness.shtml
Page Content Updated On 06/24/2014, Published on 11/15/2016