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BMI - obesity (BMI GE 95%ile), high school

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BMI - obesity (BMI GE 95%ile), high school by county, 2015, 2017, 2019

Why Is This Important?

The number of overweight or obese children and adolescents is increasing and diseases previously thought to affect mainly adults, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, are now being diagnosed in children and adolescents. The social and psychological impacts of childhood obesity include social isolation, increased rate of suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, increased rate of anxiety disorders and depression, and increased likelihood of being bullied.

Definition

Percent of high school students who have an age and sex-specific body mass index (BMI) percentile of 95% or greater calculated from self-reported weight and height.

Data Sources

  • Citation: Hawaii State Departments of Education and Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii School Health Survey: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, ''[Chart Title, years]''. [URL.] Published [update date]. Accessed [query date].
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 1991-2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at http://nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/. Accessed on [date].
    (http://nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/)

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of high school students who have an age and sex-specific body mass index (BMI) percentile of 95% or greater calculated from self-reported weight and height.
Denominator:Number of high school students for whom BMI can be calculated from their self-reported sex, weight and height (excludes unknowns or refusals for sex, weight and height).
Indicator Data Last Updated On 09/26/2019, Published on 04/07/2022
Hawai'i Health Data Warehouse, 1960 East-West Rd, Biomed D-104H, Honolulu, HI 96822. Email: profiles@hhdw.org