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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Physical Activity and Bone Density: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007–2008

Physical Activity Level and Race/Ethnicity% of Participants in PA CategoryNormal Bone Density, %Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, %
Non-Hispanic white45.341.455.2
Non-Hispanic black60.957.973.7
Non-Hispanic white21.221.221.2
Non-Hispanic black14.015.28.7
Non-Hispanic white33.537.423.6
Non-Hispanic black25.126.917.6

Figure. Prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis and normal bone mineral density among non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic blacks, and Hispanics, by levels of physical activity, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007–2008. The percentage of participants in each category of PA is indicated in parentheses. Abbreviations: NHW, non-Hispanic white; NHB, non-Hispanic black.

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