United States Data

Overweight or Obesity

Healthy People 2010 Objective: Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents who are overweight or obese, 12-19 years old

National Data Baseline
(1988-94)
Final
(2007-08)
Numeric
Change
2010
Target
12- to 19 year-olds
10.5%
18.1%

7.6

5.0%

 

United States Data

All the tables below contain data available for the entire United States and this objective.

Percentage
Gender Baseline
(1988-94)
Final
(2007-08)
Numeric
Change
Female
9.7%
16.8%
7.1
Male
11.3%
19.3%
8.0

 

Percentage
Race/Ethnicity/Gender Baseline
(1988-94)
Final
(2007-08)
Numeric
Change
Black: Female
16.3%
29.2%
12.9
Black: Male
10.7%
19.8%
9.1
Mexican: Female
13.4%
17.4%
4.0
Mexican: Male 14.1% 26.8% 12.7
White: Female 8.9% 14.5% 5.6
White: Male 11.6% 16.7% 5.1

Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention