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  • Survey: 2017-2018 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide (quick edit)
  • Topic: National Outcome Measures
  • Question: NOM 20: Obesity, age 10-17 years

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National Outcome Measure 20: Percent of adolescents, age 10-17 years, who are obese (BMI at or above the 95th percentile)
Underweight (less than 5th percentile)Normal weight (5th to 84th percentile)Overweight (85th to 94th percentile)Obese (95th percentile or above)Total %
%6.762.515.515.3100.0
C.I.6.1 - 7.461.1 - 63.814.5 - 16.614.2 - 16.3
Sample Count1,70117,3103,7913,464
Pop. Est.2,122,60819,692,3074,892,0584,807,833

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 for less than 2% (unweighted) of cases. This measure has missing values for >=2% of 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. 2017-2018 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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