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Adolescents Who Have Obesity

This indicator shows the percentage of adolescent public high school students who are obese.

In the last 20 years, the percentage of overweight/obese children has more than doubled and, for adolescents, it has tripled. Overweight/obese children are at increased risk of developing life-threatening chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes.

Measurement Period: 2014

HP 2020:
HP 2020:
HP 2020:

Data Trend

  • HP 2020: 16.1         10.7

    Jurisdiction201020132014
    Maryland11.71111.5


    Jurisdiction201020132014
    Allegany13.313.613.5
    Anne Arundel11.112.111.6
    Baltimore City16.414.917.1
    Baltimore County12.51212.4
    Calvert1210.710.1
    Caroline13.31513.9
    Carroll9.99.68.9
    Cecil12.113.214.1
    Charles11.712.312.3
    Dorchester17.417.417.2
    Frederick10109.1
    Garrett15.515.616
    Harford9.610.710
    Howard6.35.97.5
    Kent18.416.112.8
    Montgomery8.77.17.5
    Prince George's1513.715.1
    Queen Anne's9.88.911.7
    Saint Mary's11.59.410.3
    Somerset20.917.517.5
    Talbot11.29.210.3
    Washington1211.814.3
    Wicomico15.11211.9
    Worcester11.910.813.5

Data Details

  • Source Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
    Numerator Number of adolescent public high school youth who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) (determined through self-reported height and weight) equal to or above the 95th percentile for age and gender
    Denominator Number of adolescent public high school youth (population) via Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
    Reporting Threshold (*) n<50 and/or coefficient of variation >.30. Rate not reported if below threshold. Counts may be available upon request.
    Calculation (Numerator/Denominator)*100= Single-Year Calculation
    Race/ ethnicity All races/ ethnicities (aggregated)
    Black Non-Hispanic
    Hispanic/ Latino
    White Non-Hispanic
    Other For 2013, data from YRBS only includes high school population/ data for middle school is not available.
 
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