Adolescents Who Are Obese


2009 - 2007 - 2005
Adolescents Who Are Obese Rhode Island Delaware Connecticut Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii New Jersey Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire Vermont Maryland West Virginia South Carolina Maine Maine Indiana Kentucky Virginia Virginia Virginia Ohio Tennessee Pennsylvania Mississippi Mississippi Louisiana New York New York Alabama North Carolina Arkansas Arkansas Wisconsin Iowa Illinois Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Georgia Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Missouri Oklahoma North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Idaho Minnesota Utah Oregon Wyoming Colorado Nevada Arizona New Mexico Montana California California California California California Texas Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska

Adolescents Who Are Obese

State 2005 2007 2009
US Overall Rate 13.1% 13.0% 12.0%
Alabama 14.8% N/A 13.5%
Alaska N/A 11.1% 11.8%
Arizona 11.9% 11.7% 13.1%
Arkansas 15.4% 13.9% 14.4%
California N/A N/A N/A
Colorado 9.8% N/A 7.1%
Connecticut 11.2% 12.3% 10.4%
Delaware 14.1% 13.3% 13.7%
Florida 10.9% 11.2% 10.3%
Georgia 12.4% 13.8% 12.4%
Hawaii 13.5% 15.6% 14.5%
Idaho 7.2% 11.1% 8.8%
Illinois N/A 12.9% 11.9%
Indiana 15.0% 13.8% 12.8%
Iowa 12.2% 11.3% N/A
Kansas 11.9% 11.1% 12.4%
Kentucky 15.6% 15.6% 17.6%
Louisiana N/A 15.6% 14.7%
Maine 10.9% 12.8% 12.5%
Maryland 12.6% 13.1% 12.2%
Massachusetts 11.2% 11.1% 10.9%
Michigan 12.1% 12.4% 11.9%
Minnesota N/A N/A N/A
Mississippi N/A 17.9% 18.3%
Missouri 13.9% 12.0% 14.4%
Montana 9.3% 10.1% 10.4%
Nebraska 11.0% N/A N/A
Nevada N/A 11.0% 11.0%
New Hampshire 11.4% 11.7% 12.4%
New Jersey 11.4% N/A 10.3%
New Mexico 12.0% 10.9% 13.5%
New York 10.5% 10.9% 11.0%
North Carolina 13.5% 12.8% 13.4%
North Dakota 11.2% 10.0% 11.0%
Ohio 12.7% 12.4% N/A
Oklahoma 15.2% 14.7% 14.1%
Oregon N/A N/A N/A
Pennsylvania N/A N/A 11.8%
Rhode Island 12.9% 10.7% 10.4%
South Carolina 12.7% 14.4% 16.7%
South Dakota 10.4% 9.1% 9.6%
Tennessee 14.6% 16.9% 15.8%
Texas 13.9% 15.9% 13.6%
Utah 5.6% 8.7% 6.4%
Vermont 9.5% 11.8% 12.2%
Virginia N/A N/A N/A
Washington N/A N/A N/A
West Virginia 14.5% 14.7% 14.2%
Wisconsin 9.9% 11.1% 9.3%
Wyoming 8.4% 9.3% 9.8%

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Demographic Group: Students in grades 9-12.
Data Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)/CDC/KDHE
http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Default.aspx
Numerator: Respondents in grades 9–12 with a body mass index (BMI) >= 95th percentile by age and sex from CDC Growth Charts: United States.*
Denominator: Respondents in grades 9–12 who answer height and weight questions.
Unit: percentage
Notes: CDC Growth Charts: United States is available at
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad314.pdf

Colors for the chloropleth thematic map were obtained from the ColorBrewer website:
http://www.personal.psu.edu/cab38/ColorBrewer/ColorBrewer.html
Change Log: 3/26/2009
  • Source citing was removed from the chart image and placed in the footnotes.
  • Iowa state benchmark data was added to the data table and chart (represented in green).
  • The definition of the indicator was added to the footnotes.

5/28/2009

  • A footer table was created consisting of demographic group, source citing, numerator, denominator, notes, and change log information.

11/6/2009

  • Data for all 50 states was added to the data table.
  • A choloropleth thematic map representing data for all 50 states was added.
  • A hyperlink to instructions on how to print the background colors for the data tables was added.

6/22/2010

  • Data for 2009 was added to the data table and chart.
  • 2005 and 2007 data added for some states, which was previously unavailable.
  • Link for data source was updated.



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