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Health Indicator Report of Physical activity - met federal guidelines, high school

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.


The percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the sample so that the results better represent the Hawaii population. Numerator and denominator data have been rounded to the nearest 100. In cases where the numerator is 49 or less, it is displayed as 50. Statistical Stability -- Relative standard error, or RSE, is the standard error expressed as a proportion of the point estimate. Stable is displayed when the RSE is below 0.30. Unstable is displayed when the RSE is 0.30-0.50. An unstable count or rate may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance). Very unstable is displayed when the RSE is greater than 0.50. A very unstable count or rate should not be used to inform decision making. Problems with statistical instability typically occur when there is a small number of health events in a small population. You may combine years or otherwise increase the population size used in the query to achieve a more stable count or rate. Suppression of Estimates -- According to CDC YRBS guidelines, a minimum of 100 respondents must answer the question in order for it to be reported. Where the number of respondents is below 100, ** will appear in the table.

Data Source

Hawaii Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Hawaii State Department of Education and Hawaii State Department of Health. Citation: State of Hawaii, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii School Health Survey: Youth Risk Behavior Survey Module. "[Chart Title, years]." Hawaii-IBIS [URL]. Published on [insert date]. Accessed on [insert date].

Data Interpretation Issues

The Youth Risk Behavior survey uses a two-stage, stratified random sampling method to identify the sample. The sampling frame includes all students currently enrolled in grades 6-12 in a public school in the state of Hawaii. Two samples are taken: one for middle school (grades 6-8) and one for high school (grades 9-12). Results are weighted by sex, grade, and race/ethnicity to ensure accurate representation of the population.


Percent of high school students who are physically active for at least 60 minutes per day and perform muscle strengthening activities on at least 3 days per week.


Number of high school students who are physically active for at least 60 minutes per day and perform muscle strengthening activities on at least 3 days per week.


Number of high school students for whom physical activity can be calculated based on their responses to questions about physical activity and muscle strengthening (excludes unknowns and refusals).
Page Content Updated On 01/21/2019, Published on 04/07/2021
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