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  • Survey: 2007 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Physical and Dental Health
  • Question: 1.4: Weight status - BMI-for-age, 4 categories, age 10-17

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Indicator 1.4: What is the weight status of children based on Body Mass Index for age (BMI-for-age)?
Underweight (less than 5th percentile)Healthy weight (5th to 84th percentile)Overweight (85th to 94th percentile)Obese (95th percentile or above)Total %
C.I.(4.6 - 5.7)(62.0 - 64.4)(14.4 - 16.1)(15.4 - 17.3)
Sample Count2,18629,1216,7546,040
Pop. Est.1,631,79119,977,4324,825,7395,175,940

C.I. = 95% Confidence Interval.
Percentages and population estimates (Pop.Est.) are weighted to represent child population in US.

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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With funding and direction from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Survey of Children’s Health was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. CAHMI is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this site.

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