A new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that as much as one in five Americans now plays sport.
The study, released today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that the number of Americans who played competitive sports has more than doubled over the past decade, and that more than half of those who play sports regularly do so at least once a week.
It’s a trend that’s been happening for decades, but the study says that despite this, the number and type of sports played has been falling, and it has a lot to do with the cost of entry.
The CDC estimates that competitive sports have cost the US economy $10.3 trillion over the last decade.
It has led to an increase in obesity rates and the associated healthcare costs.
This year, the CDC said that the cost to the US healthcare system of healthcare services for the 6.3 million adults and children who play sport was $5.7 trillion.
The rise in sport participation has also led to increased rates of mental health problems, as well as an increase of bullying, depression and suicide among young people.
It also raises the question of whether or not the growth of sport has impacted the quality of life for the American public.
The number of people who play competitive sports also has risen dramatically over the same period.
The data showed that the percentage of Americans aged between 18 and 24 who played sports rose from just over half in 2000 to an estimated 71 percent in 2010, an increase that is roughly four times greater than the national average.
However, the study also found that those who played more than once a month dropped by more than four percent.
It is unclear what the future holds for competitive sports in the US, as the number is set to drop even further in the coming years, according to the CDC.
It says it will continue to work to improve the quality and accessibility of sports to increase participation and decrease health costs.