3.3.7 Percentage of Canadian children and youth aged 12 to 17 years who are moderately physically active or active, by Indigenous identity, Canada, 2010-2013

First Nationals living off reserve Inuit Métis Non-Indigenous
Indigenous Identity 69.7 68.2 75.6 72.9

Note: Physical activity, active or moderately active – Respondents classified as “active” or “moderately active”, based on their responses to questions about the frequency, nature and duration of their participation in leisure time physical activity.

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Towards a Healthier Canada – Health Inequalities Data Table, Health Inequalities Data Tool, A joint initiative of the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Pan-Canadian Public Health Network, Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute of Health Information. Data from Canadian Community Health Survey, 2010-2013.

In 2010-2013, 76% of Métis children and youth aged 12 to 17 years are considered to be moderately physically active or physically active.

That compares to 70% of First Nations children and youth living off reserve, 68% of Inuit children and youth and 73% of non-Indigenous children and youth.

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