QuickStats: Percentage* of Children and Adolescents Aged 4–17 Years Who Practiced Yoga During the Past 12 Months,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ United States, 2022
Weekly / November 17, 2023 / 72(46);1279
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* With 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Based on an affirmative response to the survey question, “During the past 12 months, did (child) ever practice yoga as part of a class or on their own?”
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2022, 12.3% of children and adolescents aged 4–17 years had practiced yoga in the past 12 months. Children and adolescents aged 4–11 years were more likely to have practiced yoga than those aged 12–17 years (14.7% versus 9.2%). The declining percentages with age were found for both males and females: 10.4% versus 5.3% among males, and 19.3% versus 13.3% among females. Males were less likely than females to have practiced yoga in both age groups.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
Reported by: Cynthia Reuben, MA, email@example.com.
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Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 4–17 Years Who Practiced Yoga During the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:1279. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7246a6.
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