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Data for Percentage of High School Students Who Are Neither Overweight nor Obese by Race/Ethnicity, 2011

Race/Ethnicity Percentage of High School Students
Black 63.0%
Hispanic/Latino 67.6%
White 76.1%
All other races 73.9%
Multiple races 62.6%

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. 

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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