ERIC Number: ED563896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Physical Activity in U.S. Youth Aged 12-15 Years, 2012. NCHS Data Brief. Number 141
Fakhouri, Tala H. I.; Hughes, Jeffery P.; Burt, Vicki L.; Song, MinKyoung; Fulton, Janet E.; Ogden, Cynthia L.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which have been adopted by the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative and the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommend that youth participate in "daily" moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes. This report presents the most recent national data from 2012 on self-reported physical activity among youth aged 12-15 years, by sex and weight status. This report also describes the most common types of physical activities--outside of school-based physical education (PE) or gym classes--in which youth engage.
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Health Related Fitness, Guidelines, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Gender Differences, Body Weight, Physical Activities, Time on Task, Definitions, National Surveys, Adolescent Attitudes, Statistical Analysis
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)