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Enrollment in high school daily physical education classes dropped from 42% in 1991 to 28.4% in 2003
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Enrollment in high school daily physical education classes dropped from 42 percent in 1991 to 28.4 percent in 2003 according to the Institute of Medicine's report on Childhood Obesity (2004, p. 38). 33% of high school students not enough exercise, 10% no exercise
One-third of high school students (33.4 percent) do not engage in the recommended amount of physical activity and 10 percent are inactive according to the report (2004, p. 38).
62% of children no organized physical activity outside school
Sixty-two (61.5) percent of children 9-13 years old do not participate in any organized physical activity during non-school hours, and 22.6 percent do not engage any any physical activity during their free time according to the report (2004, p. 38).
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Preventing childhood obesity: Health in the balance. Institute of Medicine. 2004 Sep 30, 482 pages.
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