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  • Survey: 2020-2021 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 1.4a: Weight status (BMI) in 3 categories, age 10-17 years
  • Sub Group: Race/ethnicity of child -- with Asian

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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?
Underweight (less than 5th percentile)Normal weight (5th to 84th percentile)Overweight or obese (85th percentile or above)Total %
C.I.3.8 - 6.248.7 - 54.840.3 - 46.5
Sample Count2933,2222,115
Pop. Est.412,4544,417,0133,701,613
White, non-Hispanic%7.465.127.5100.0
C.I.6.8 - 8.164.1 - 66.226.5 - 28.4
Sample Count1,76418,3337,531
Pop. Est.1,184,51410,438,6234,401,096
Black, non-Hispanic%6.653.440.1100.0
C.I.5.1 - 8.450.3 - 56.437.1 - 43.1
Sample Count1731,5181,170
Pop. Est.280,6882,284,8731,714,035
Asian, non-Hispanic%7.469.523.1100.0
C.I.5.8 - 9.465.5 - 73.219.6 - 27.0
Sample Count1991,652485
Pop. Est.108,0201,010,864336,250
Other, non-Hispanic%8.258.932.9100.0
C.I.6.3 - 10.755.1 - 62.629.4 - 36.6
Sample Count2121,940995
Pop. Est.148,5131,064,808593,929

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

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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Data Source: National Survey of Children’s Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Citation: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. 2020-2021 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 [].