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Overweight and Obesity* Among Children Aged 10-17 Years, by Race/Ethnicity, 2007

Overweight and Obesity Among Children Aged 10-17 Years, by Race/Ethnicity, 2007
BMI Status Percent of Children
Total Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black Hispanic

*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.

Source I.7: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Survey of Children’s Health

Overweight 15.3 14.0 17.3 17.5
Obese 16.4 12.9 23.8 23.4

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