Key PointsQuestionWhat are the current physical activity levels among US adolescents and young adults by income, race/ethnicity, and sex? FindingsIn this cross-sectional study of data from 9472 adolescent and young adult respondents in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2007 through 2016, females were significantly less physically active than their male counterparts. Minority race/ethnicity and low income were associated with lower physical activity in most groups. MeaningDisparities may exist in the rates of physical activity among adolescents and young adults, with lower initiation and duration of activity among racial/ethnic minorities and those living in poverty.
JAMA Pediatrics – American Medical Association
Published: Aug 11, 2018