Indicator Report - High School Students Who Are Neither Overweight nor Obese
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 North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009-2011
BMI 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.
The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.
N.C. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, N.C. Department of Public Instruction