3.3.8 Percentage of First Nations children and youth who are physically active, moderately active or active, by age group, Canada, 2008/2010

6 to 11 years 12 to 17 years
Inactive 17.9 28.1
Moderately active 20.2 22.6
Active 61.9 49.3

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.

Young First Nations children are more likely to by physically active than are older youth.

In 2008/2010, 62% of First Nations children aged 6 to 11 years were physically active, compared with 49% of First Nations youth aged 12 to 19 years.

In 2008/2010, 28% of First Nations youth aged 12 to 17 years were inactive compared with 18% of children aged 6 to 11.

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