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Volume 3: No. 3, July 2006

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Prevalence of Overweight Among Elementary and Middle School Students in Mississippi Compared With Prevalence Data From the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

Group CAYPOS, % (95% CI) YRBSS, % (95% CI)
White male 29.7 (19.1-40.3) 23.6 (18.2-29.0)
Nonwhite male 31.0 (20.8-41.1) 22.6 (16.1-29.2)
White female 12.2 (5.8-18.6) 6.9 (3.8-10.0)
Nonwhite female 27.1 (19.5-34.7) 20.0 (15.4-24.5)

Figure 1. Comparison of 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for prevalence of overweight among students in grades 6 through 8 from the Child and Youth Prevalence of Overweight Survey (CAYPOS) and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), by sex and race, Mississippi, 2003.

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Group CAYPOS, % (95% CI) YRBSS, % (95% CI)
White male 13.8 (8.5-19.1) 22.2 (16.9-27.6)
Nonwhite male 8.8 (4.0-13.6) 22.0 (14.2-25.9)
White female 16.2 (9.2-23.1) 16.3 (12.0-20.6)
Nonwhite female 22.2 (15.4-28.9) 23.3 (18.5-28.1)

Figure 2. Comparison of 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for prevalence of at risk for becoming overweight among students in grades 6 through 8 from the Child and Youth Prevalence of Overweight Survey (CAYPOS) and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), by sex and race, Mississippi, 2003.

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