U.S. students who were physically active in 2017, by gender and ethnicity

This statistic shows the share of American students in grades 9 to 12 who stated they have been physically active in 2017, by gender and ethnicity. According to the survey, 59.4 percent of male student respondents with a white, non-Hispanic background stated they have been physically active at least sixty minutes per day on five or more days during the seven days before the survey.

Percentage of students who were physically active at least sixty minutes per day on five or more days in 2017, by gender and ethnicity

All races / ethnicitiesWhite (non-Hispanic)Black (non-Hispanic)Hispanic
Female36.8%38.8%29.9%36.9%
Male56.9%59.4%54.5%52.6%
Total46.5%48.7%42%44.9%
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Source

Release date

June 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 2016 to December 2017

Number of respondents

14,956 respondents

Special properties

were physically active doing any kind of physical activity that increased their hear rate and made them breathe hard some of the time, during the 7 days before the survey

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The survey was conducted at all regular public and private schools with students in at least one of grades 9–12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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