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  • Survey: 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Community and School Activities
  • Question: Indicator 5.3: Participation in organized activities outside school, age 6-17 years
  • Sub Group: Age groups (6-17yrs)

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Indicator 5.3: How many children participate in one or more organized activities outside of school, such as sports teams or lessons, clubs, organizations, music, dance, language or other arts?
Do not participate in organized activitiesParticipate in 1 or more organized activitiesTotal %
6-11 yrs old%21.278.8100.0
C.I.(20.1 - 22.3)(77.7 - 79.9)
Sample Count4,88726,177
Pop. Est.5,186,54419,262,221
12-17 yrs old%17.382.7100.0
C.I.(16.3 - 18.3)(81.7 - 83.7)
Sample Count4,72829,864
Pop. Est.4,336,14620,763,595

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

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With funding and direction from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Survey of Children’s Health was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. CAHMI is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this site.

Suggested citation format: National Survey of Children's Health. NSCH 2011/12. Data query from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from