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Errata: Vol. 53, No. SS-2

In the MMWR Surveillance Summary, "Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance --- United States, 2003," the following errors occurred in the overweight and at risk for overweight data.

On page 1, the last sentence of the abstract under "Results and Interpretation" should read, "In 2003, a total of 21.9% of high school students had smoked cigarettes during the 30 days preceding the survey; 78% had not eaten >5 servings/day of fruits and vegetables during the 7 days preceding the survey; 33.4% had participated in an insufficient amount of physical activity; and 12.1% were overweight.

On page 25, the text should read as follows:

Overweight and Weight Control

At Risk for Overweight

Nationwide, 14.8% of students were at risk for becoming overweight (Table 58). Overall, the prevalence of being at risk for overweight was higher among black (18.2%) and Hispanic (17.4%) than white (13.3%) students; higher among black female (21.2%) than white female (12.4%) and Hispanic female (15.7%) students; and higher among Hispanic male (19.1%) than white male (14.0%) students. Overall, the prevalence of being at risk for overweight was higher among 11th grade (16.5%) than 12th grade (13.7%) students and higher among 11th grade female (16.1%) than 12th grade female (12.0%) students. Prevalence of being at risk for overweight ranged from 11.0% to 16.7% across state surveys (median: 14.5%) and from 14.2% to 20.9% across local surveys (17.4%) (Table 59).

Overweight

Nationwide, 12.1% of students were overweight (Table 58). Overall, the prevalence of being overweight was higher among male (15.7%) than female (8.3%) students; higher among white male (14.0%) and Hispanic male (21.3%) than white female (6.5%) and Hispanic female (11.5%) students, respectively; and higher among 9th grade male (17.8%), 10th grade male (15.6%), 11th grade male (15.4%), and 12th grade male (13.0%) than 9th grade female (10.5%), 10th grade female (8.2%), 11th grade female (7.4%), and 12th grade female (6.7%) students, respectively. Overall, the prevalence of being overweight was higher among black (16.2%) and Hispanic (16.4%) than white (10.4%) students; higher among black female (14.2%) and Hispanic female (11.5%) than white female (6.5%) students; and higher among black male (18.2%) and Hispanic male (21.3%) than white male (14.0%) students. Overall, the prevalence of being overweight was higher among 9th grade (14.3%) and 10th grade (12.0%) than 12th grade (9.9%) students; higher among 9th grade (14.3%) than 11th grade (11.5%) students; higher among 9th grade female (10.5%) than 11th grade female (7.4%) and 12th grade female (6.7%) students; and higher among 9th grade male (17.8%) than 12th grade male (13.0%) students. Prevalence of being overweight ranged from 7.0% to 15.7% across state surveys (median: 11.1%) and from 9.3% to 20.5% across local surveys (median: 13.8%) (Table 59) (Figure 8).

On page 28, the last sentence of the first paragraph under "Discussion" should read, "In addition, 6.6 million high school students had ever had sexual intercourse, and 1.7 million were overweight.

On page 87, Table 58 should be replaced by the following table:

Table 58

Table 58
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