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Obese Youth Over Time

2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, and 2003

Percentage of high school students who were obese* — selected U.S. states, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2011
An HTML version of this map is available.

0%-9% 10%-14% 15%-19%
Colorado, 7
Idaho, 9
Montana, 9
Utah, 9
Alaska, 12
Arizona, 11
Connecticut, 13
Delaware, 12
Florida, 12
Hawaii, 13
Illinois, 12
Iowa, 13
Kansas, 10
Maine, 12
Maryland, 12
Massachusetts, 10
Michigan, 12
Nebraska, 12
New Hampshire, 12
New Jersey, 11
New Mexico, 13
New York, 11
North Carolina, 13
North Dakota, 11
Rhode Island, 11
South Carolina, 13
South Dakota, 10
Vermont, 10
Virginia, 11
Wisconsin, 10
Wyoming, 11
Alabama, 17
Arkansas, 15
Georgia, 15
Indiana, 15
Kentucky, 17
Louisiana, 16
Mississippi, 16
Ohio, 15
Oklahoma, 17
Tennessee, 15
Texas, 16
West Virginia, 15
 
Not Available
California
Minnesota
Missouri

Nevada
Oregon
Pennsylvania

Washington

Percentage of high school students who were obese* — selected U.S. states, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2009
An HTML version of this map is available.

0%-9% 10%-14% 15%-19%
Colorado, 7
Idaho, 9
South Dakota, 9
Utah, 6
Wisconsin, 9
Wyoming, 9
Alabama, 14
Alaska, 12
Arizona, 13
Arkansas, 14
Connecticut, 10
Delaware, 14
Florida, 10
Georgia, 12
Hawaii, 14
Illinois, 12
Indiana, 13
Kansas, 12
Maine, 13
Maryland, 12
Massachusetts, 11
Michigan, 12
Missouri, 14
Montana, 10
Nevada, 11
New Hampshire, 12
New Jersey, 10
New Mexico, 13
New York, 11
North Carolina, 13
North Dakota, 11
Oklahoma, 14
Rhode Island, 10
Vermont, 12
West Virginia, 14
Kentucky, 18
Louisiana, 15
Mississippi, 18
South Carolina, 17
Tennessee, 16
 
Not Available
California
Iowa
Minnesota

Nebraska
Ohio
Oregon

Virginia
Washington

Percentage of high school students who were obese* — selected U.S. states, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2007
An HTML version of this map is available.

Less than 10% 10%-14% 15%-19%
South Dakota, 9
Utah, 9
Wyoming, 9
Alaska, 11
Arizona, 12
Arkansas, 14
Connecticut, 12
Delaware, 13
Florida,11
Georgia,14
Idaho, 11
Illinois, 13
Indiana, 14
Iowa, 11
Kansas, 11
Maine, 13
Maryland, 13
Massachusetts, 11
Michigan, 12
Missouri, 12
Montana, 10
Nevada, 11
New Hampshire, 12
New Mexico, 11
New York, 11
North Carolina, 13
North Dakota, 10
Ohio, 12
Rhode Island, 11
South Carolina, 14
Vermont, 12
Wisconsin, 11
Hawaii, 16
Kentucky, 16
Mississippi, 18
Oklahoma, 15
Tennessee, 17
Texas, 16
West Virginia, 15
Not Available
Alabama
California
Colorado
Louisiana

Minnesota
Nebraska
New Jersey
Oregon

Pennsylvania
Virginia
Washington

Percentage of high school students who were obese* — selected U.S. states, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2005
An HTML version of this map is available.

Less than 10% 10-14% 15-19%
Idaho, 7
Montana, 9
Utah, 6
Wyoming, 8
Arizona, 12
Colorado, 10
Connecticut, 11
Delaware, 14
Florida,11
Georgia,12
Hawaii,14
Iowa, 12
Kansas, 12
Maine, 11
Maryland, 13
Massachusetts, 11
Michigan, 12
Missouri, 14
Nebraska, 11
New Hampshire, 11
New Jersey, 11
New Mexico, 12
New York, 11
North Carolina, 14
North Dakota, 11
Ohio, 13
Rhode Island, 13
South Carolina, 13
South Dakota, 10
Texas, 14
Vermont, 10
Wisconsin, 10
Alabama, 15
Arkansas, 15
Indiana, 15
Kentucky, 16
Oklahoma, 15
Tennessee, 15
West Virginia, 15
Not Available
Alaska
California
Illinois
Louisiana

Minnesota
Mississippi
Nevada
Oregon

Pennsylvania
Virginia
Washington

Percentage of high school students who were obese* — selected U.S. states, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2003
An HTML version of this map is available.

Less than 10% 10-14% 15-19%
Idaho, 7
Montana, 8
North Dakota, 9
South Dakota, 9
Utah, 7
Wyoming, 7
Alabama, 14
Alaska, 11
Arizona, 11
Delaware, 14
Florida, 12
Georgia, 11
Indiana, 12
Maine, 13
Massachusetts, 10
Michigan, 12
Missouri, 12
Nebraska, 10
New Hampshire, 10
New York, 13
North Carolina, 13
Ohio, 14
Oklahoma, 11
Rhode Island, 10
Texas, 14
Vermont, 11
West Virginia, 14
Wisconsin, 10
Kentucky, 15
Mississippi, 16
Tennessee, 15
Not Available
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Hawaii
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Louisiana
Maryland
Minnesota
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Virginia
Washington

 

See also the Childhood Obesity Fact Sheets which present selected results related to the obesity epidemic among youth, by state and city.

* Previous YRBS reports used the terms "overweight" to describe those youth with a BMI to 95th percentile for age and sex and "at risk for overweight" for those with a BMI 85th percentile and < 95th percentile.  However, this report uses the terms "obese" and "overweight" in accordance with the 2007 recommendations from the Expert Committee on the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity convened by the American Medical Association (AMA) and cofunded by AMA in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration and the CDC.

 

 

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