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New State Report on Physical Fitness: CV Kids Above State and County Averages

The charts below give a percentage for the number of kids in the "healthy fit zone" or HFZ.

Roughly 20 percent of the teens and tweens in Castro Valley aren't getting enough exercise, according to a state report released today.

The good news: CV's fifth-, seventh- and ninth-grade students are more fit on average than those in Alameda County and in the state overall.

In the three charts below, you'll find fitness divided into six categories, such as abdominal strength and aerobic capacity.

Setting aside just one anomaly, all of Castro Valley's ratings were 76 percent or higher, indicating 76 percent of the students were deemed physically fit.

A third of the 18 scores were 93 percent or better.

The raw data is below. The first chart is Castro Valley; the second, Alameda County; the third, California.

Source: California Department of Education

Castro Valley:

 Grade 5Grade 7Grade 9 Physical Fitness AreaTotal1
Tested% In HFZ% Not in HFZTotal1
Tested% In HFZ% Not in HFZTotal1
Tested% In HFZ% Not in HFZ Aerobic Capacity 655 77.9 22.1 657 76.0 24.0 725 77.8 22.2 Body Composition 655 81.5 18.5 657 78.1 21.9 725 78.8 21.2 Abdominal Strength 655 97.7 2.3 657 92.7 7.3 725 93.4 6.6 Trunk Extensor Strength 655 94.5 5.5 657 93.9 6.1 725 90.6 9.4 Upper Body Strength 655 81.1 18.9 657 57.4 42.6 725 83.3 16.7 Flexibility 655 84.9 15.1 657 81.0 19.0 725 88.0 12.0

Alameda County:

 

Grade 5

Grade 7

Grade 9

Physical Fitness Area

Total1
Tested

% In HFZ

% Not in HFZ

Total1
Tested

% In HFZ

% Not in HFZ

Total1
Tested

% In HFZ

% Not in HFZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerobic Capacity

14,962

68.9

31.1

14,717

69.8

30.2

13,725

64.6

35.4

Body Composition

14,962

71.1

28.9

14,717

70.7

29.3

13,725

73.9

26.1

Abdominal Strength

14,962

78.8

21.2

14,717

85.0

15.0

13,725

85.8

14.2

Trunk Extensor Strength

14,962

86.6

13.4

14,717

87.0

13.0

13,725

90.0

10.0

Upper Body Strength

14,962

71.8

28.2

14,717

74.1

25.9

13,725

78.2

21.8

Flexibility

14,962

73.9

26.1

14,717

78.7

21.3

13,725

81.7

18.3

State:

 

Grade 5

Grade 7

Grade 9

Physical Fitness Area

Total1
Tested

% In HFZ

% Not in HFZ

Total1
Tested

% In HFZ

% Not in HFZ

Total1
Tested

% In HFZ

% Not in HFZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerobic Capacity

442,845

65.3

34.7

436,923

67.0

33.0

439,251

64.1

35.9

Body Composition

442,845

68.5

31.5

436,923

68.9

31.1

439,251

71.3

28.7

Abdominal Strength

442,845

79.4

20.6

436,923

85.3

14.7

439,251

87.0

13.0

Trunk Extensor Strength

442,845

88.2

11.8

436,923

90.3

9.7

439,251

91.7

8.3

Upper Body Strength

442,845

69.4

30.6

436,923

72.7

27.3

439,251

77.3

22.7

Flexibility

442,845

70.4

29.6

436,923

77.7

22.3

439,251

82.0

18.0

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