Data for Percentage of High School Students Who Are Neither Overweight nor Obese North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009-2011
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. The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.
Data SourcesN.C. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, N.C. Department of Public Instruction
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
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/20/2012