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Teens without Sufficient Physical Activity

Value: 34.9 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Palm Beach
Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Health / Diabetes
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of high school students without sufficient vigorous physical activity.
Sufficient vigorous physical activity is defined as participating in physical activity that does make you sweat or breathe hard for 20 minutes or more, on three or more of the 7 days preceding the survey.
Why this is important: 
Inactivity during childhood and adolescence increases the likelihood of being inactive as an adult. Adults who are less active are at greater risk of dying of heart disease and developing diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure. Half of American youths aged 12-21 are not vigorously active on a regular basis, and about 14 percent of young people report no recent physical activity. Participation in all types of physical activity declines drastically with both age and grade in school. Being physically active helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints. It helps control and maintain weight, build lean muscle, and reduce fat. In addition, exercise helps to prevent or delay the development of high blood pressure. Moderate amounts of physical activity are recommended for people of all ages.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 65 Florida counties.
Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology
URL of Source:   http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Disease_ctrl/epi/index.html
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/OtherIndicators/NonVi...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2012

Time Series Data

2006: 39.7 2008: 39.9 2010: 40.4 2012: 34.9

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Unit: percent
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Teens without Sufficient Physical Activity

Value: 34.9 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Palm Beach
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Health / Diabetes
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of high school students without sufficient vigorous physical activity.
Sufficient vigorous physical activity is defined as participating in physical activity that does make you sweat or breathe hard for 20 minutes or more, on three or more of the 7 days preceding the survey.
Why this is important: 
Inactivity during childhood and adolescence increases the likelihood of being inactive as an adult. Adults who are less active are at greater risk of dying of heart disease and developing diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure. Half of American youths aged 12-21 are not vigorously active on a regular basis, and about 14 percent of young people report no recent physical activity. Participation in all types of physical activity declines drastically with both age and grade in school. Being physically active helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints. It helps control and maintain weight, build lean muscle, and reduce fat. In addition, exercise helps to prevent or delay the development of high blood pressure. Moderate amounts of physical activity are recommended for people of all ages.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology
URL of Source:   http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Disease_ctrl/epi/index.html
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/OtherIndicators/NonVi...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2012

Time Series Data

2006: 39.7 2008: 39.9 2010: 40.4 2012: 34.9

percent

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home