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  • Survey: 2007 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child Health Measures
  • State/Region: Maryland
  • Topic: Physical and Dental Health
  • Question: 1.4a: Weight status - BMI-for-age, 3 categories, age 10-17 (details...)
  • Sub Group: Age groups (10-17 yrs)

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Indicator 1.4a: How many children are currently overweight or obese, based on Body Mass Index for age (BMI-for-age)? (details...)
Underweight (less than 5th percentile)Healthy weight (5th to 84th percentile)Overweight or obese (85th percentile or above)Total %
10-13 yrs old%5.260.334.5100.0
C.I.(2.5 - 8.0)(53.8 - 66.8)(28.1 - 40.9)
n22260115
Pop. Est.15,840182,463104,438
14-17 yrs old%4.772.023.3100.0
C.I.(2.1 - 7.3)(66.4 - 77.7)(17.9 - 28.6)
n24354114
Pop. Est.14,645225,21472,757

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval. Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.
n = Cell size. Use caution in interpreting Cell sizes less than 50.

DATA ALERT: The category labeling for childhood obesity has recently changed, due to updates from the CDC. For more information, click here.

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Suggested citation format: National Survey of Children's Health. NSCH 2007. Data query from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from www.childhealthdata.org.

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