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Student Physical Fitness (Los Angeles County, 2014)

Percentage of students meeting all physical fitness standards, Los Angeles County 2014.

  • Just over one-fourth of African American students in Los Angeles County met all physical fitness standards (25.1% of fifth graders, 28.5% of seventh graders, and 30.9% of ninth graders).
     
  • Just under half of Asian students in Los Angeles County met all physical fitness standards (38.5% of fifth graders, 48.9% of seventh graders, and 53.1% of ninth graders).
     
  • Less than half of Filipino students in Los Angeles County met all physical fitness standards (30.6% of fifth graders, 41.5% of seventh graders, and 48.6% of ninth graders).
     
  • Roughly one-fourth of Latino students in Los Angeles County met all physical fitness standards (18.8% of fifth graders, 24.2% of seventh graders, and 30.4% of ninth graders).
     
  • Roughly one-third of Native American and Alaska Native students in Los Angeles County met all physical fitness standards (25.7% of fifth graders, 35.4% of seventh graders, and 33.5% of ninth graders).
     
  • Just over one-fourth of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students in Los Angeles County met all physical fitness standards (21.7% of fifth graders, 27.0% of seventh graders, and 31.2% of ninth graders).
     
  • African American, Native American, Latino, and Pacific Islander students in Los Angeles County are all far less likely to meet all physical fitness standards than are White students.

Student Physical Fitness, Los Angeles 
County, 2014

African American

Latino

Native American/
Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

Filipino

White

Grade 5

25.1

18.8

25.7

38.5

21.7

30.6

39.8

Grade 7

28.5

24.2

35.4

48.9

27.0

41.5

43.0

Grade 9

30.9

30.4

33.5

53.1

31.2

48.6

47.8

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. 

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