3.6.10 Percentage of First Nations children aged 12 to 17 years participating in physical activities, by type activity and gender, Canada, 2008/2010
|Martial arts||Snowshoeing||Attending aerobics or fitness classes||Canoeing or kayaking||Using weights or exercise equipment||Golfing||Skiing or snowboarding||Hunting or trapping||Hiking||Bowling||Gardening or yard work||Fishing||Competitive or team sports (e.g., hockey)||Skating||Dancing (traditional, moderns, etc.)||Berry picking or other food gathering||Bicycling or mountain biking||Running or jogging||Swimming||Walking|
Source: CICH graphics created using data adapted from the First Nations Regional Longitudinal Health Survey (RHS) 2008/10, National report on adults, youth and children living in First Nations Communities.
First Nations youth aged 12 to 17 are most likely to engage in walking, running or jogging, swimming, and competitive sports when being physically active.
However there are differences between boys and girls.
Boys are more likely to participate in skating, competitive or team sports, fishing, gardening or yard work, hiking, hunting/trapping, skiing/snowboarding, golfing and using weights or exercise equipment than are girls.
Girls are more likely to participate in walking and dancing than are boys.
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