Immigrant Kids Less Physically Active Than U.S. Born Kids

August 6, 2008

Federal government researchers have put out a new report stating that, immigrant children in the United States less physically active than kids born in the U.S..Boston (ChattahBox) – Federal government researchers have put out a new report stating that, immigrant children in the United States less physically active than kids born in the U.S.

Data was looked over from the 2003 National Survey of Children’s Health, which revealed that overall, 11% of U.S. children were said to be inactive.

Looking more closely at the data, they found that 50% of the U.S. children did not participate in any sports.

They also found that 17% watched 3 hours or more of television every day.

When they looked at the different kids groups, they found that 22.5% of immigrant Hispanic children were physically inactive, compared to 9.5% for white children born in the U.S..

Overall, immigrant children were said to be less physically active, and less likely to take part in sports.

The study has been published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.


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