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  • Survey: 2016-2017 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child and Family Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: Physical, Oral Health and Functional Status
  • Question: Indicator 1.4: Weight status (BMI) in 4 categories, age 10-17 years

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Indicator 1.4: What is the weight status of this child based on Body Mass Index (BMI)-for-age, age 10-17 years?
Underweight (less than 5th percentile)Normal weight (5th to 84th percentile)Overweight (85th to 94th percentile)Obese (95th percentile or above)Total %
%6.262.815.215.8100.0
C.I.5.7 - 6.861.6 - 64.114.3 - 16.114.8 - 16.8
Sample Count2,18823,5135,0074,536
Pop. Est.1,909,34819,263,0144,656,6894,834,108

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

DATA ALERT: The majority of measures have missing values less than 2% (unweighted). This measure has >=2% of missing cases. To learn about the impact of the missing values on the population count estimates click here.

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Required citation: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. 2016-2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) data query. Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health supported by Cooperative Agreement U59MC27866 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA MCHB). Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from www.childhealthdata.org. CAHMI: www.cahmi.org.

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