Indicator Report - Percentage of High School Students Who Are Neither Overweight nor Obese by Age, 2011
Why Is This Important?"Overweight and obese youth are more at risk to be overweight or obese adults. They are also more likely to have high cholesterol and high blood pressure?both risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The percentage of youth with type 2 diabetes has increased significantly with the rise in overweight and obesity." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.
Percentage of High School Students Who Are Neither Overweight nor Obese by Age, 2011
Data NotesBMI is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (kg/m*m). BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity. Underweight indicates BMI is less than 18.5, Recommended Range indicates BMI is 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight indicates BMI is 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese indicates BMI is 30.0 or greater. The YRBS survey is only administered every other year; therefore, results are not available on an annual basis.
DefinitionEstimates for non-overweight and non-obese students are based on self-reported height and weight, which are used to generate Body Mass Index (BMI) calculations.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 01/20/2012, Published on 05/06/2013