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State of Alaska

Complete Health Indicator Report of Physical Activity - Adolescents (Grades 9-12) - Recommended Levels - 2008 Guidelines (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 6B)

Definition

Percentage of adolescents (grades 9-12) who responded who responded "7 days" on the [http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/index.htm Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)] to the question: "During 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 spend in any kind of physical activity that increases your heart rate and makes you breathe hard some of the time.)"

Numerator

Weighted number of adolescents (grades 9-12) who responded "7 days" to the YRBS to the question: "During 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 spend in any kind of physical activity that increases your heart rate and makes you breathe hard some of the time.)"

Denominator

Weighted number of adolescents (grades 9-12) with valid responses on the YRBS to the physical activity question.

Data Interpretation Issues

While the HHS Physical Activity Guidelines for youth recommend aerobic, muscle strengthening, and bone strengthening activities, the results presented are only for aerobic physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) as a potential data source for muscle strengthening; however, the CDC has not released protocol for analyzing and reporting on this indicator as of April 22, 2016. Alaska has conducted a statewide Youth Risk Behavior Survey in 1995 and biennially from 2003. Weighted data were not obtained in 2005 and therefore no statewide estimates are available for that year. A YRBS survey conducted in 1999 did not include the Anchorage School District and therefore was not considered a valid statewide estimate. No YRBS survey was conducted in Alaska in 1997 and 2001. Traditional high schools are sometimes called comprehensive high schools. They are public high schools that are distinct from alternative high schools, which serve students at risk of not graduating, charter schools, correspondence schools, and students enrolled in high school in correctional facilities. Responses are weighted to reflect youth attending public traditional high schools in Alaska. The question on being physically active for 60 or more minutes every day during the past 7 days has been asked since 2007.

Why Is This Important?

According to the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 16.7% of all Alaska public traditional high school students were overweight and 14.0% were obese. Since diet and physical activity have been shown to help reduce weight and also to maintain weight, monitoring physical activity levels in adolescents is important. The recommendation based on the most current (as of Oct. 7, 2008) HHS Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG) is: Children and adolescents should participate in one hour or more of physical activity per day; and most of the activity should be moderate or vigorous aerobic physical activity. They should participate in vigorous physical activity at least three days a week. They should participate in muscle-strengthening activities, such as push-ups and sit-ups and playing tug-of-war, three days a week. They should incorporate bone-strengthening activities, such as jumping rope, hopping or running, at least three days a week.^1^[[br]] [[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont 1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. [http://www.fitness.gov/be-active/physical-activity-guidelines-for-americans/]. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2008. }}

Healthy People Objective: Increase the proportion of adolescents who meet current Federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic physical activity

U.S. Target: 31.6% as measured by the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) for grades 9-12.
State Target: 23.0%

Other Objectives

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Leading Health Indicator 6.b: Increase the percentage of adolescents (high school students in grades 9-12) who meet the 2008 U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines (at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, every day of the week) to 23% by 2020. Related objectives: Healthy People Objective PA-3.2: (Developmental) Increase the proportion of adolescents who meet current Federal physical activity guidelines for muscle-strengthening activity U.S. Target: Not Currently Set as measured by the YRBSS for grades 9-12 Healthy People Objective PA-3.3: (Developmental) Increase the proportion of adolescents who meet current Federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic physical activity and muscle-strengthening activity U.S. Target: Not Currently Met as measured by the YRBSS for grades 9-12

How Are We Doing?

The prevalence of Alaska adolescents (grades 9-12) engaging in 60 minutes of physical activity every day of the week was 20.9% for all Alaska adolescents and 21.2% for Alaska Native adolescents in 2015. Male adolescents have significantly higher rates of meeting the physical activity recommendations than females. Male adolescents already exceed the Healthy Alaskans 2020 goal of 23.0% but were only 24.7% in 2015, continuing a downward trend from 28.0% in 2011. Prevalence rates of meeting aerobic physical activity guidelines of 60 minutes of physical activity every day from the YRBS are initially presented all Alaska adolescents, Alaska Native adolescents, and the mean of the national YRBS. Rates of participating in the second aspect of physical activity recommendations of 3 or more days of muscle-strengthening exercises are presented for all Alaska adolescents, Alaska Native adolescents, and the mean of the national YRBS. Rates for meeting the combined aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening exercise are shown for all Alaska adolescents and Alaska Native adolescents. Subsequent analyses display aerobic physical activity rates by demographic subpopulations (i.e., sex, age, race/ethnicity, ethnicity, grade level, and academic achievement) and regions.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

In 2013, the most recent year for which national data are available, U.S. adolescents (grades 9-12) had a rate of 27.1% of engaging for an hour or more of physical activity every day, which was higher than the 20.9% for all Alaska adolescents and the 18.9% for Alaska Native adolescents for the same period.

What Is Being Done?

In fall 2011, the Obesity Prevention and Control Program began a new partnership with [http://healthyfuturesak.org/ Healthy Futures ].^2^ The program encourages kids to build the habit of daily physical activity through three main efforts: Running the Healthy Futures Physical Activity Challenge through Alaska elementary schools. Supporting community physical activity events by making them fun and affordable for families. Working with positive, physically active Alaska role models, including Olympic skiers Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks, Lars Flora and nationally recognized athletes like NHL star Scott Gomez.[[br]] [[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont 2. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Division of Public Health. Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Obesity Prevention and Control Program website.[http://www.dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/Obesity/promotion.aspx]. }}

Evidence-based Practices

As part of the Healthy Alaskans 2020 health improvement process, groups of Alaska subject matter experts met over a period of months in a rigorous review process to identify and prioritize strategies to address the 25 health priorities. Public health partners around the state are aligning work around these approaches adapted to Alaska's unique needs. '''Strategy 1:''' [[br]]Implement a comprehensive social marketing campaign promoting physical activity. Choose campaign topics strategically. '''Evidence Base:''' [[br]]Citing the Community Guide and other reviews, the CDC recommends community-wide campaigns as effective in increasing physical activity. '''Sources:''' [[br]]Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Increasing physical activity: A report on recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. MMWR. 2001; 50(RR-18): 1-16. The Community Guide: [http://www.thecommunityguide.org/pa/index/html] Kahn EB, Ramsey LT, Brownson RC, et al. The effectiveness of interventions to increase physical activity: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2002; 22(4S): 73-107. '''Strategy 2:''' [[br]]Adopt and implement new school physical activity and Nutrition policies, also known as "wellness policies". '''Evidence Base:''' [[br]]Many of the evidence-based strategies to address childhood obesity (such as promoting quality PE and health education, and establishing a Safe Routes to School program) depend on the support of schools, communities, and parents to implement. Therefore a strategy recommended by the CDC, US DHHS and the IOM is to support the adoption and implementation of school physical activity and nutrition policies (also known as "wellness policies") by school districts. '''Sources:''' [[br]]CDC School Health Guidelines: [http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/npao/strategies.htm] Institute of Medicine. Progress in preventing childhood obesity: How do we measure up? Koplan JP, Liverman CT, Kraak VI, Wisham, SL editors. Washington: National Academies Press; 2007. US Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation. Rockville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General, January 2010. USDA Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 SEC. 204 Local School Wellness Policy Implementation: [http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ296/pdf/PLAW-111publ296.pdf] A listing of strategies, actions, and key partners on this measure can be found at: [http://hss.state.ak.us/ha2020/assets/Actions-Partners_6_Physical_Activity.pdf].


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Health Status Outcomes

According to the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 6.4 percent of all Alaska public high school students were obese. Diet and physical activity have been shown to help reduce weight and to maintain a healthy weight.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, and U.S., 2007-2019

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Alaska ComparisonsYearPercentage of adolescentsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 23
All Alaskans200718.7%16.2%21.5%2571,289
All Alaskans200920.2%17.4%23.3%2651,358
All Alaskans201121.3%18.5%24.3%2791,311
All Alaskans201320.9%18.4%23.8%2571,215
All Alaskans201520.9%18.8%23.3%2841,384
Alaska Natives20079.6%5.7%15.9%32248
Alaska Natives200917.1%11.5%24.6%52296
Alaska Natives201123.3%16.5%31.9%69300
Alaska Natives201318.9%14.3%24.5%52280
Alaska Natives201521.2%17.1%25.9%72350
U.S.2007**
U.S.2009**
U.S.201128.7%27.1%30.3%15,048
U.S.201327.1%25.5%28.8%13,310
U.S.2015**
Healthy Alaskans Goal201323.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201523.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201723.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201923.0%
Healthy People Target201131.6%
Healthy People Target201331.6%
Healthy People Target201531.6%
Healthy People Target201731.6%

Data Notes

** Data Not Available

Data Sources

  • [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/yrbs/yrbs.aspx Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention


Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported getting the recommended amount of muscle-strengthening activity, all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, and U.S., 1995, 2003-2015

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Physical Activity Guidelines for children and adolescents recommend as part of the 60 or more minutes of daily physical activity, include muscle-strengthening physical activity (such as climbing trees, using playground equipment, or lifting weights) on at least 3 days of the week.^1^[[br]] [[br]] 1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2008. [http://www.fitness.gov/be-active/physical-activity-guidelines-for-americans/]
Alaska ComparisonsYearPercentage of adolescentsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 24
All Alaskans199555.3%21.3%59.2%9211,621
All Alaskans200351.8%48.7%54.9%7691,458
All Alaskans2005**
All Alaskans2007**
All Alaskans2009**
All Alaskans2011**
All Alaskans2013**
All Alaskans201550.4%47.5%53.2%7021,386
Alaska Natives199538.0%30.8%45.7%74182
Alaska Natives200342.4%37.1%47.9%124287
Alaska Natives2005**
Alaska Natives2007**
Alaska Natives2009**
Alaska Natives2011**
Alaska Natives2013**
Alaska Natives201546.5%41.8%51.3%162351
U.S.199550.3%46.5%54.1%10,834
U.S.200351.9%49.2%54.6%14,714
U.S.2005**
U.S.2007**
U.S.2009**
U.S.201155.6%53.6%57.5%11,553
U.S.201351.7%49.5%53.9%12,407
U.S.2015**

Data Notes

Definition: Percentage of adolescents (grades 9-12) who responded on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) that they did exercised to strengthen or tone their muscles (e.g., push-ups, sit-ups, or weight lifting) on three or more days during the past 7 days. Numerator: Weighted number of adolescents (grades 9-12) who responded 3 or more days to the YRBS to the question: "During the past 7 days, on how many days did you do exercises to strengthen or tone your muscles, such as push-ups, sit-ups, or weight lifting?" Denominator: Weighted number of adolescents (grades 9-12) with ** = Data not available. The question on muscle-strengthening exercises was asked on the Alaska YRBS in 1995, 2003, and 2015.

Data Source

[http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/yrbs/yrbs.aspx Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity and muscle-strengthening activity, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2015

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Physical Activity Guidelines for children and adolescents recommend that children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day.^1^ That includes: a) Aerobic Activity: Most of the 60 or more minutes a day should be either moderate- or vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity (such as running, dancing, or biking), and include vigorous-intensity physical activity at least 3 days a week; b) Muscle-Strengthening: As part of the 60 or more minutes of daily physical activity, include muscle-strengthening physical activity (such as climbing trees, using playground equipment, or lifting weights) on at least 3 days of the week; and c) Bone-Strengthening: As part of the 60 or more minutes of daily physical activity, include bone-strengthening physical activity (such as running or jumping rope) on at least 3 days of the week.[[br]] [[br]] 1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2008. [http://www.fitness.gov/be-active/physical-activity-guidelines-for-americans/]
Alaska ComparisonsYearPercentage of adolescentsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 2
All Alaskans201517.4%15.2%19.8%2351,376
Alaska Natives201516.7%13.2%21.0%57349

Data Notes

Definition: Percentage of adolescents (grades 9-12) who responded on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) that they were physically active doing any kind of physical activity that increased their heart rate and made them breathe hard some of the time for a total of at least 60 minutes per day, every day of the week and exercised to strengthen or tone their muscles (e.g., push-ups, sit-ups, or weight lifting) on three or more days during the past 7 days. Numerator: Weighted number of adolescents (grades 9-12) who responded "7 days" to the YRBS to the question: "During 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 spend in any kind of physical activity that increases your heart rate and makes you breathe hard some of the time.)" and 3 or more days to the YRBS to the question: "During the past 7 days, on how many days did you do exercises to strengthen or tone your muscles, such as push-ups, sit-ups, or weight lifting?" Denominator: Weighted number of adolescents (grades 9-12) with valid responses on the YRBS to the aerobic physical activity and muscle-strengthening questions. The combination of aerobic physical activity (60+ minutes every day of the past 7 days) and muscle-strengthening at least 3 days of the past 7 days was first asked in 2015.

Data Source

[http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/yrbs/yrbs.aspx Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by sex, all Alaskans, 2007-2019

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HA: Males vs. FemalesYearPercentage of adolescentsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 19
Males200725.0%21.2%29.2%169640
Males200926.0%22.1%30.4%162636
Males201128.0%24.1%32.2%180639
Males201327.7%23.8%31.9%165584
Males201524.7%21.5%28.2%170685
Females200712.2%10.0%14.9%88642
Females200914.0%11.2%17.5%102713
Females201114.3%11.3%17.9%99667
Females201314.2%11.2%17.8%92623
Females201517.0%14.6%19.6%113693
Healthy Alaskans Goal201323.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201523.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201723.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201923.0%
Healthy People Target201131.6%
Healthy People Target201331.6%
Healthy People Target201531.6%
Healthy People Target201731.6%
Healthy People Target201931.6%

Data Source

[http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/yrbs/yrbs.aspx Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by age, all Alaskans, 2007-2019

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HA: Adolescent Age GroupsYearPercentage of adolescentsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
14 or Younger200714.4%9.5%21.3%26142
14 or Younger200923.7%15.9%33.6%28141
14 or Younger201116.4%9.9%25.9%27163
14 or Younger201328.0%20.6%37.0%38138
14 or Younger201518.6%12.7%26.4%26140
15200723.2%18.8%28.2%86343
15200920.0%15.5%25.4%71369
15201125.1%20.8%30.0%92384
15201318.1%14.0%23.2%56334
15201523.7%18.9%29.2%81356
16200720.9%16.3%26.5%69294
16200916.8%12.5%22.2%62353
16201120.3%16.1%25.4%72347
16201320.4%16.1%25.6%64290
16201522.3%18.4%26.8%84387
17200715.5%11.7%20.3%46310
17200920.3%15.7%25.7%57302
17201118.7%13.9%24.6%56267
17201320.3%15.5%26.2%57275
17201517.9%13.5%23.4%58319
18 or Older200715.1%10.6%21.0%30196
18 or Older200923.5%18.0%30.0%46191
18 or Older201123.7%16.7%32.5%32150
18 or Older201323.0%16.5%31.1%42177
18 or Older201520.5%15.8%26.2%34177
Healthy Alaskans Goal201323.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201523.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201723.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201923.0%
Healthy People Target201131.6%
Healthy People Target201331.6%
Healthy People Target201531.6%
Healthy People Target201731.6%
Healthy People Target201931.6%

Data Source

[http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/yrbs/yrbs.aspx Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by race, all Alaskans, 2007-2019

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HA: Race: White, AK Native, OtherYearPercentage of adolescentsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 24
White200721.1%17.7%24.9%154744
White200922.8%18.9%27.2%133609
White201120.9%17.5%24.7%138651
White201322.7%19.0%26.8%138593
White201521.2%17.9%24.8%135658
Alaska Native20079.6%5.7%15.9%32248
Alaska Native200917.1%11.5%24.6%52296
Alaska Native201123.3%16.5%31.9%69300
Alaska Native201318.9%14.3%24.5%52280
Alaska Native201521.2%17.1%25.9%72350
Other races200722.9%17.5%29.4%64271
Other races200916.9%13.2%21.3%59344
Other races201119.6%15.8%24.1%64321
Other races201318.7%15.0%23.0%59308
Other races201520.9%16.5%26.1%69323
Healthy Alaskans Goal201323.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201523.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201723.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201923.0%
Healthy People Target201131.6%
Healthy People Target201331.6%
Healthy People Target201531.6%
Healthy People Target201731.6%
Healthy People Target201931.6%

Data Source

[http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/yrbs/yrbs.aspx Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by ethnicity, all Alaskans, 2007-2019

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HA: Ethnicity - Hispanic/LatinoYearPercentage of adolescentsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 19
Hispanic/Latino200720.1%13.7%28.4%22105
Hispanic/Latino200920.2%13.9%28.4%25135
Hispanic/Latino201118.2%12.6%25.6%26141
Hispanic/Latino201319.6%13.5%27.5%24125
Hispanic/Latino201519.4%12.9%28.2%25134
Not Hispanic/Latino200718.5%15.8%21.5%2331,175
Not Hispanic/Latino200920.3%17.3%23.6%2381,204
Not Hispanic/Latino201121.4%18.5%24.7%2481,149
Not Hispanic/Latino201321.1%18.3%24.3%2301,069
Not Hispanic/Latino201521.2%19.0%23.6%2551,219
Healthy Alaskans Goal201323.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201523.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201723.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201923.0%
Healthy People Target201131.6%
Healthy People Target201331.6%
Healthy People Target201531.6%
Healthy People Target201731.6%
Healthy People Target201931.6%

Data Source

[http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/yrbs/yrbs.aspx Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by grade level, all Alaskans, 2007-2019

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HA: Grade LevelYearPercentage of adolescentsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 30
9th200722.7%19.3%26.4%98408
9th200923.4%18.5%29.1%81378
9th201123.1%18.7%28.1%95412
9th201323.3%17.9%29.8%76341
9th201522.8%17.2%29.5%73322
10th200719.2%14.2%25.6%56249
10th200916.6%12.3%22.1%58338
10th201122.7%18.1%28.1%74344
10th201319.6%15.7%24.3%62317
10th201521.8%18.5%25.5%91423
11th200716.9%12.9%21.9%60333
11th200920.1%15.4%25.9%72361
11th201116.7%12.4%22.1%58316
11th201319.6%14.4%26.0%59281
11th201518.5%14.5%23.3%65352
12th200714.6%10.7%19.6%39281
12th200921.0%16.4%26.4%50247
12th201122.4%16.8%29.1%50232
12th201320.9%16.9%25.5%57262
12th201520.8%15.5%27.2%54274
Healthy Alaskans Goal201323.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201523.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201623.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201723.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201923.0%
Healthy People Target201131.6%
Healthy People Target201331.6%
Healthy People Target201531.6%
Healthy People Target201731.6%
Healthy People Target201931.6%

Data Source

[http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/yrbs/yrbs.aspx Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by academic performance, all Alaskans, 2007-2019

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HA: Academic PerformanceYearPercentage of adolescentsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 19
Mostly As and Bs200719.2%16.3%22.5%171858
Mostly As and Bs200921.1%17.7%25.0%183906
Mostly As and Bs201120.4%16.7%24.7%182871
Mostly As and Bs201322.3%19.3%25.7%193860
Mostly As and Bs201522.2%19.6%25.1%209953
Not mostly As and Bs200717.6%13.8%22.2%84426
Not mostly As and Bs200918.5%14.4%23.3%82448
Not mostly As and Bs201122.9%19.5%26.8%95432
Not mostly As and Bs201317.5%13.8%21.8%61344
Not mostly As and Bs201516.8%13.9%20.1%67416
Healthy Alaskans Goal201323.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201523.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201723.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201923.0%
Healthy People Target201131.6%
Healthy People Target201331.6%
Healthy People Target201531.6%
Healthy People Target201731.6%
Healthy People Target201931.6%

Data Source

[http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/yrbs/yrbs.aspx Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by Behavioral Health Systems Regions, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2015

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Alaska ComparisonsBehavioral Health System Assessment RegionsPercentage of adolescentsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 21
All AlaskansAnchorage Muncipality20.4%17.7%23.3%2261,206
All AlaskansFairbanks North Star Borough**391
All AlaskansCity and Borough of Juneau20.4%17.1%24.3%94458
All AlaskansKenai Peninsula Borough26.2%23.7%28.9%249969
All AlaskansMatanuska-Susitna Borough19.3%16.0%23.2%1941,067
All AlaskansNorthwest Region19.7%17.3%22.3%151726
All AlaskansOther Interior Region20.1%15.7%25.3%60275
All AlaskansOther Southeast Region24.7%21.9%27.8%223900
All AlaskansY-K Delta Region12.6%8.7%18.0%20150
All AlaskansSouthwest Region24.3%20.4%28.5%108456
Alaska NativesAnchorage Muncipality18.7%13.6%25.2%37222
Alaska NativesFairbanks North Star Borough**67
Alaska NativesCity and Borough of Juneau**72
Alaska NativesKenai Peninsula Borough22.8%16.7%30.4%33144
Alaska NativesMatanuska-Susitna Borough22.3%15.7%30.7%51236
Alaska NativesNorthwest Region18.2%16.0%20.6%117601
Alaska NativesOther Interior Region17.5%12.8%23.5%29155
Alaska NativesOther Southeast Region22.9%17.9%28.9%56237
Alaska NativesY-K Delta Region13.2%8.9%19.2%19139
Alaska NativesSouthwest Region27.0%21.1%34.0%45175
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal23.0%

Data Notes

** = Data statistically unreliable or suppressed. Data for the Fairbanks North Star Borough were collected by the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, which has reserved access to the data. Requests for the information should be addressed to the FNSBSD Superintendent, Dr. Karen Gaborik at superintendent@k12northstar.org or (907) 452-2000 x11401. These data are a regional compilation of YRBS surveys conducted for local school districts. They represent a combination of samples representative of the student bodies of districts and others which are only representative of those completing the survey. The representative samples have been weighted to the sex and grade characteristics of their school district. The unrepresentative surveys have a weight of 1. The results of the local YRBS program may not meet the statistical rigor of the statewide estimates and should be viewed with caution. However, the local YRBS program does demonstrate the existence of risk factors.

Data Source

[http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/yrbs/yrbs.aspx Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adolescents (students in grades 9-12 in traditional high schools) who reported getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, by Alaska Economic Regions, all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, 2015

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Alaska ComparisonsAlaska Public Health RegionsPercentage of adolescentsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
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All AlaskansAnchorage - Mat-Su20.1%17.9%22.4%4202,273
All AlaskansGulf Coast25.6%23.3%28.0%3381,353
All AlaskansInterior19.0%16.0%22.5%117591
All AlaskansNorthern19.7%17.3%22.3%151726
All AlaskansSoutheast22.7%20.4%25.2%3171,358
All AlaskansSouthwest20.0%16.1%24.5%60297
Alaska NativesAnchorage - Mat-Su19.8%15.6%24.9%88458
Alaska NativesGulf Coast22.0%16.9%28.2%46211
Alaska NativesInterior14.8%9.0%23.3%40215
Alaska NativesNorthern18.2%16.0%20.6%117601
Alaska NativesSoutheast21.6%17.4%26.5%71309
Alaska NativesSouthwest20.5%16.3%25.5%51254
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal23.0%

Data Notes

These data are a regional compilation of YRBS surveys conducted for local school districts. They represent a combination of samples representative of the student bodies of districts and others which are only representative of those completing the survey. The representative samples have been weighted to the sex and grade characteristics of their school district. The unrepresentative surveys have a weight of 1. The results of the local YRBS program may not meet the statistical rigor of the statewide estimates and should be viewed with caution. However, the local YRBS program does demonstrate the existence of risk factors although their exact magnitude may be in question.

Data Source

[http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/yrbs/yrbs.aspx Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

References and Community Resources

'''References:''' 1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. [http://www.fitness.gov/be-active/physical-activity-guidelines-for-americans/]. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2008. 2. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Division of Public Health. Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Obesity Prevention and Control Program website.[http://www.dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/Obesity/promotion.aspx]. More information on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System may be found on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/yrbs/index.htm].

More Resources and Links

Alaska and national goals may be found at the following sites:

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Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Maps of health indicators for various subdivisions of Alaska may be found at the following site:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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