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Trends: Prevent Childhood Obesity

Rates of Childhood Obesity (total and by gender):  These data are the percentages of children ages 10 to 17 with a body mass index (BMI) determined to be overweight or obese.  BMI is used to assess children and teens as underweight, overweight and at risk for becoming overweight. Data is from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, 2007 National Survey of Children's Health.

To view or compare state data, select up to six jurisdictions below and click "View Data."

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  • Alabama
  • Alaska
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  • Colorado
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  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
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  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
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  • Maine
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  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
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  • Missouri
  • Montana
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  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
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  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
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  • Texas
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  • West Virginia
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To learn how BMI is used to measure overweight and obesity in children and teens, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website dedicated to measuring a child’s height and weight.