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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: Household income level

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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 %
0-99% FPL%5.153.441.6100.0
C.I.4.0 - 6.450.3 - 56.438.6 - 44.6
Sample Count2952,8022,037
Pop. Est.291,5853,060,2772,382,768
100-199% FPL%6.052.441.6100.0
C.I.5.0 - 7.249.7 - 55.238.8 - 44.4
Sample Count4293,9652,432
Pop. Est.412,7303,615,2102,869,928
200-399% FPL%
C.I.6.2 - 8.457.1 - 61.131.8 - 35.6
Sample Count7837,8713,981
Pop. Est.681,0985,608,5163,192,071
400% FPL or greater%7.569.423.1100.0
C.I.6.7 - 8.468.0 - 70.921.7 - 24.4
Sample Count1,13412,0273,846
Pop. Est.748,7766,932,1782,302,156

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 using multiple imputation. The estimates were calculated using the first implicate from the six that were calculated by Census. The estimates and confidence intervals based on single imputation will differ from those calculated using multiple imputations.
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 [].