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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Prevention: Counseling About Physical Activity

Counseling children about the amount and type of physical activity that is healthy is an effective way to reduce childhood obesity.

Figure 4.40. Children age 2-17 with advice about physical activity by race (top), ethnicity (middle), and income (bottom), 2002

Figure 4.40. Children age 2-17 with advice about physical activity by race (top), ethnicity (middle), and income (bottom), 2002

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Figure 4.40. Children age 2-17 with advice about physical activity by race (top), ethnicity (middle), and income (bottom), 2002

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Figure 4.40. Children age 2-17 with advice about physical activity by race (top), ethnicity (middle), and income (bottom), 2002

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Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2002.

Reference population: Civilian noninstitutionalized population age 2-17.

Note: Sample sizes were too small to provide estimates for residents of noncore areas. Large metropolitan = metropolitan areas ≥1 million inhabitants; small metropolitan = metropolitan areas <1 million inhabitants; micropolitan = urban area >10,000 and < 50,000 inhabitants.

  • Across all geographic areas the proportion of children who received advice about physical activity was lower among persons from micropolitan (22.4%) and small metropolitan (29.4%) areas compared with persons from large metropolitan (35.6%) areas.
  • The proportion of children who received advice about physical activity was lower among Blacks from small metropolitan areas compared with respective Whites; among Hispanics from large metropolitan areas compared with respective non-Hispanic Whites; and among poor, near poor, and middle income persons from large metropolitan areas and near poor and middle income persons from small metropolitan areas compared with respective high income persons (Figure 4.40).

 

 

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