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Notes & Sources

Source: Healthy Youth Survey.

Every 2 years, Washington public school students in 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades answer questions about safety and violence, physical activity and diet, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and related risk and protective factors. To learn more about the survey, please go to https://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/DataSystems/HealthyYouthSurvey.

Numerator: Students who responded "7 days" to the question "In 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 increases your heart rate or makes you breathe hard some of the time.)”

Denominator: All students who answered the question.

To view physical activity data for 6th grade students, go here.

To learn more about physical activity guidelines, please visit https://health.gov/paguidelines/.