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  • Survey: 2017-2018 National Survey of Children's Health
  • Starting Point: Child and Family Health Measures
  • State/Region: Nationwide vs. Utah (quick edit)
  • Topic: Physical, Oral Health and Functional Status
  • Question: Indicator 1.4a: Weight status (BMI) in 3 categories, age 10-17 years
  • Sub Group: Overweight or obese (85th percentile or above) x Race/ethnicity of child

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Indicator 1.4a: Is this child currently overweight or obese, based on Body Mass Index (BMI)-for-age, age 10-17 years?
HispanicWhite, non-HispanicBlack, non-HispanicOther, non-Hispanic
Nationwide%37.625.739.027.6
C.I.33.9 - 41.324.6 - 26.935.1 - 43.124.3 - 31.1
Sample Count1,0054,777673800
Pop. Est.3,025,4914,095,8791,728,224850,297
Utah%31.120.8--21.7
C.I.16.8 - 50.116.0 - 26.6--9.7 - 41.6
Sample Count1387--8
Pop. Est.29,63060,273--5,644

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

-- Dashed lines indicate that the total number of respondents to this measure (unweighted denominator) is less than 30, which does not meet MCHB data display criteria.
        Please interpret with caution: estimate has a 95% confidence interval width exceeding 20 percentage points or 1.2 times the estimate and may not be reliable. For more information about the data suppression and display criteria click here.

DATA ALERT: Missing values for this subgroup were imputed separately in each individual year. The estimates were calculated using a single imputation.
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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Note: N/A indicates that the total number of respondents to this measure (unweighted denominator) is less than 30, which does not meet MCHB data display criteria.

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Data Source: National Survey of Children’s Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. https://mchb.hrsa.gov/data/national-surveys

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 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).Retrieved [mm/dd/yy] from [www.childhealthdata.org].

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