Overweight and Obesity* Among Children Aged 10-17 Years, by Poverty Level, 2007**
Overweight and Obesity Among Children Aged 10-17 Years, by Poverty Level, 2007
Percent of Children
<100% of Poverty
100-199% of Poverty
200-200% of Poverty
400% or More of Poverty
*Overweight is a BMI-for-age between the 85th and 94th percentile, and obesity is a BMI-for-age in the 95th percentile or above; based on parent-reported height and weight.↑
**The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services establishes poverty guidelines for determining financial eligibility for Federal programs; the poverty level for a family of four was $20,650 in 2007.↑
Information on this page can be found in the print version of Child Health USA 2010.
Suggested Citation: U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and
Child Health Bureau. Child Health USA 2010. Rockville, Maryland:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010.