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Physical Activity among High School Students by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 2011 to 2019

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  • **Rate does not meet National Center for Health Statistics standards of statistically reliability for presentation (RSE >=23% and n<20).

Why Is This Important?

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.

Definition

The 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.

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective NF-3. Survey is conducted in odd-numbered years only. ** 2015 and 2017 NJ survey data not available.

Data Source

New Jersey Student Health Survey, Office of Student Support Services, Division of Student Services and Career Readiness, New Jersey Department of Education
(http://www.nj.gov/education/students/yrbs/)

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    The 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.
  • Denominator:

    The total number high school students surveyed

Data Issues

In 2015 and 2017, the New Jersey Student Health Survey was unable to obtain the number of student responses needed to reach the 60% response rate required by the CDC to be able to weight the data to be representative of the New Jersey high school student population.

Related Health Objectives and Indicators



  • Health Initiative: HNJ2020

    Healthy NJ 2020 Objective NF-3b

    NJ Target: Increase the proportion of high school students (grades 9-12) that meet current physical activity guidelines for moderate or vigorous physical activity to 45.7 percent for the total population, 58.9% for Asians, 37.3% for Blacks, 41.4% for Hispanics, and 49.7% for Whites by 2020
    https://www.nj.gov/health/chs/hnj2020/topics/nutrition-physical-activity.shtml



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Indicator Data Last Updated On 10/26/2020, Published on 06/10/2024
Office of Nutrition and Fitness, Division of Community Health, New Jersey Department of Health, Trenton, NJ 08625 (https://www.nj.gov/health/nutrition/)