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California Adolescents Increasingly Inactive

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2001 CA Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2001); 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2003); Health Behaviors; Physical Activity; Adolescents/Children; Low-Income; Racial and Ethnic Groups; Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Issues; Population Focus; Data Sources

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Policy Brief

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This policy brief describes physical activity among California's adolescents based primarily on data from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2003). The number of California adolescents who are physically inactive is increasing. Teenage girls, teens from low-income families, teens with no access to safe parks or open spaces, teens whose schools do not require physical education, and Latino, Asian, and African American teens are particularly at risk. The policy brief recommends that efforts to increase physical activity among California's youth should focus on assuring increased opportunities for activity at school and more safe environments for activity out of school. This policy brief was funded by a grant from The California Endowment.


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The California Endowment

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California Health Interview Survey

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Prevention Institute: Nutrition and Physical Activity

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Strategic Alliance

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The Trust for Public Land

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California Park & Recreation Society

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California Center for Public Health Advocacy

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California Black Health Network

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Community Coalition

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Alameda County Public Health Department

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Community Health Councils

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Fresno Metro Ministry Hunger & Nutrition Project

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California Alliance for Transportation Choices

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YMCA of the East Bay

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UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

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