Adolescents Who Are Overweight


2009 - 2007 - 2005
Adolescents Who Are Overweight 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 Overweight

State 2005 2007 2009
US Overall Rate 15.7% 15.8% 15.8%
Alabama 17.8% N/A 17.5%
Alaska N/A 16.2% 14.4%
Arizona 13.6% 14.2% 14.6%
Arkansas 16.7% 15.8% 15.7%
California N/A N/A N/A
Colorado 10.3% N/A 11.1%
Connecticut 14.7% 13.3% 14.5%
Delaware 15.1% 17.5% 15.8%
Florida 14.4% 15.2% 14.7%
Georgia 14.9% 18.2% 14.8%
Hawaii 14.2% 14.3% 14.0%
Idaho 13.7% 11.7% 12.0%
Illinois N/A 15.7% 15.5%
Indiana 14.3% 15.3% 15.9%
Iowa 14.8% 13.5% N/A
Kansas 13.3% 14.4% 13.1%
Kentucky 17.0% 16.4% 15.6%
Louisiana N/A 17.7% 18.0%
Maine 14.4% 13.1% 15.1%
Maryland 16.1% 15.2% 15.6%
Massachusetts 15.6% 14.6% 14.3%
Michigan 13.5% 16.5% 14.2%
Minnesota N/A N/A N/A
Mississippi N/A 17.9% 16.5%
Missouri 15.9% 14.3% 14.4%
Montana 12.8% 13.3% 11.9%
Nebraska 13.8% N/A N/A
Nevada N/A 14.5% 13.4%
New Hampshire 13.2% 14.4% 13.3%
New Jersey 15.4% N/A 14.2%
New Mexico 14.6% 13.5% 14.6%
New York 17.1% 16.3% 15.6%
North Carolina 15.7% 17.1% 14.6%
North Dakota 12.8% 13.7% 13.5%
Ohio 14.7% 15.0% N/A
Oklahoma 15.9% 15.2% 16.4%
Oregon N/A N/A N/A
Pennsylvania N/A N/A 15.9%
Rhode Island 15.2% 16.2% 16.7%
South Carolina 13.7% 17.1% 15.0%
South Dakota 14.0% 14.5% 12.6%
Tennessee 17.5% 18.1% 16.1%
Texas 15.0% 15.6% 15.6%
Utah 11.1% 11.7% 10.5%
Vermont 13.8% 14.5% 13.6%
Virginia N/A N/A N/A
Washington N/A N/A N/A
West Virginia 16.0% 17.0% 14.4%
Wisconsin 13.7% 14.0% 14.0%
Wyoming 12.3% 11.4% 12.6%

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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) >= 85th and < 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.

6/21/2010

  • 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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