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Student Physical Fitness (California, 2014)

Percentage of students meeting all physical fitness standards, California 2014.

  • Roughly one-fourth of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students met all physical fitness standards (22.1% of fifth graders, 27.4% of seventh graders, and 30.0% of ninth graders).
     
  • African American, Native American, Latino, and Pacific Islander students are all far less likely to meet all physical fitness standards than are White students.
     
  • Roughly one-fourth of Latino students met all physical fitness standards (19.7% of fifth graders, 26.1% of seventh graders, and 31.4% of ninth graders).
     
  • Less than one-third of Native American and Alaska Native students met all physical fitness standards (23.9% of fifth graders, 27.8% of seventh graders, and 33.5% of ninth graders).
     
  • Less than half of Asian students met all physical fitness standards (36.1% of fifth graders, 46.3% of seventh graders, and 52.4% of ninth graders).
     
  • Less than half of Filipino students met all physical fitness standards (29.2% of fifth graders, 40.5% of seventh graders, and 46.2% of ninth graders).
     
  • Less than one-third of African American students met all physical fitness standards (24.2% of fifth graders, 28.5% of seventh graders, and 31.9% of ninth graders).

Student Physical Fitness, California, 2014

African American

Latino

Native American/
Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

Filipino

White

Grade 5

24.2

19.7

23.9

36.1

22.1

29.2

37.5

Grade 7

28.5

19.7

23.9

36.1

22.1

29.2

37.5

Grade 9

31.9

31.4

33.5

52.4

30.0

46.2

47.6

As cited on www.kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Definition: Percentage of public school students in grades 5, 7, and 9 meeting 6 out of 6 fitness standards, by race/ethnicity.

Footnote: In order to meet fitness standards, children must score in the "Healthy Fitness Zone" on 6 out of 6 fitness tests (for more information, see "Measures of Physical Fitness" below). These data may not be comparable with data for earlier years because new standards were applied to the aerobic capacity and body composition fitness areas in 2011. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to data that have been suppressed because fewer than 20 students in a racial/ethnic group were administered or met all 6 standards.

Source: 
Physical Fitness Testing Statewide Research Files, California Department of Education
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