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Association of Physical Activity With Income, Race/Ethnicity, and Sex Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States

Association of Physical Activity With Income, Race/Ethnicity, and Sex Among Adolescents and Young... 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Association of Physical Activity With Income, Race/Ethnicity, and Sex Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1273
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Abstract

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.

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 11, 2018

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