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Table A
Percentage distribution of participation outcomes for fitness tests, by sex and age group, household population aged 6 to 19 years, Canada, March 2007 to February 2009

Fitness test, outcome and sex 6 to 8 (8 to10) years§ 11 to 14 years 15 to 19 years
%
Aerobic fitness test (mCAFT)
Screened in
Test completed
Boys 76.1 88.8 80.0
Girls 79.1 91.8 80.2
Test not done: trouble maintaining cadence
Boys 18.5 5.8 2.0
Girls 13.1 3.6 0.7
Test not done: other reason
Boys 0.8 0.0 1.0
Girls 0.6 0.7 1.5
Screened out
Boys 4.6 5.4 17.0
Girls 7.2 4.0 17.6
Flexibility test (sit-and-reach)
Screened in
Test completed
Boys 97.2 99.0 100.0
Girls 98.8 99.1 97.7*
Test not done
Boys 2.5 1.0 0.0
Girls 0.8 0.7 1.4
Screened out
Boys 0.2 0.0 0.0
Girls 0.4 0.2 0.9
Muscular endurance (partial curl-ups)
Screened in
Test completed
Boys 96.6 95.9 86.9
Girls 94.3 96.1 83.9
Test not done
Boys 0.4 0.2 0.2
Girls 0.5 1.2 2.2
Screened out
Boys 2.9 3.8 12.9
Girls 5.2 2.7 13.9
Muscular strength (grip strength)
Screened in
Test completed
Boys 98.9 98.7 99.6
Girls 99.5 99.3 98.8
Test not done
Boys 0.5 1.3 0.0
Girls 0.5 0.7 1.2
Screened out
Boys 0.6 0.0 0.4
Girls 0.0 0.0 0.0
* significantly different from estimate for boys (p<0.05)
significantly different from estimate for 15- to 19-year-olds (p<0.05)
includes refusal, home inteview and other reasons
§ 6- and 7-year-olds excluded from estimates for aerobic fitness and muscular endurance (partial curl-ups)
Source: 2007-2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey.