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Adolescent Physical Activity by County, Grades 9-12, New Mexico, 2019

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Why Is This Important?

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.

Adolescent Physical Activity by County, Grades 9-12, New Mexico, 2019

  • **Percentages based on fewer than 50 completed surveys are not shown because they do not meet the DOH standard for data release.

Definition

Students who were physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day

Data Notes

Rates for Chaves County, Harding County, and Union County were supressed because of inadequate response rates from those counties. The NM rate was calculated from the standard CDC YRRS dataset and is consistent with the rates found on the CDC Website. The county rates were calculated from a special New Mexico dataset that has a larger survey sample size.

Data Sources

  • U.S. data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data
    (https://nccd.cdc.gov/Youthonline)
  • New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of students who answered, "7 days", to the question, "During the past 7 days, on how many days were you physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day? (Add up all the time you spent in any kind of physical activity that increased your heart rate and made you breathe hard some of the time.)"
  • Denominator:

    Number of students who answered the question, "During the past 7 days, on how many days were you physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day?

Health Topic Pages Related to: Physical Activity - Adolescent Prevalence

Indicator Data Last Updated On 05/21/2021, Published on 05/23/2021
Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, Survey Section, Epidemiology and Response Division, New Mexico Department of Health and Coordinated School Health & Wellness Bureau, NM Public Education Department. Contact NMDOH, 1190 S. Saint Francis Drive, P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM, 87502. Telephone: (505) 476-1779.