Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Did You Know, Colorado? July 30, 2014

  • The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2014, recently released by CDC, compares Colorado and other states on physical activity behaviors and on environmental and policy supports for physical activity.
  • 70% of youth in Colorado have parks, policy community centers, or sidewalks in their neighborhood.1 Other states and the District of Columbia ranged from 30% to 76%.
  • 60% of Coloradans live within ½ mile of a park.2 Other states and the District of Columbia ranged from 9% to 88%.
  • Another recent report, The 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, assesses levels of physical activity and sedentary behaviors in American children and youth, facilitators and barriers for physical activity, and related health outcomes. The report gives U.S. children and youth a grade of D- in overall physical activity. The report is presented by the National Physical Activity Plan, a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population.
1 2011­­-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health
2 2010 NAVTEQ and the U.S. Census Bureau, via the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

For more information about chronic disease data in Colorado, contact Renee Calanan.

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