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Data for Percentage of High School Students Who Are Neither Overweight nor Obese North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009-2011

North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Percentage of High School Students
North Carolina 2009 72.0%
North Carolina 2011 71.2%
HNC 2020 Target 2009 79.2%
HNC 2020 Target 2011 79.2%

Data Notes

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.

Data Sources

N.C. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, N.C. Department of Public Instruction 

Other Views


Estimates 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

Numerator: Number of high school students who reported that they are neither overweight nor obese
Denominator: Number of high school students responding to the YRBS survey

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/20/2012

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