Table 16D
2011 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance(1)
National
Growth Indicators by Race/Ethnicity and Age
Children Aged Less Than 5 years (2)

Growth Indicators by Race/Ethnicity and Age (3)

Short Stature
(4)

Race/Ethnicity and Age

Number Included
in Analysis

Short Stature
%
< 5th

White, Not Hispanic
0 - 11 Months 874,221 9.9
12 - 23 Months 541,075 6.5
24 - 59 Months 1,087,034 4.0
Total 2,502,330

6.6

 
Black, Not Hispanic
0 - 11 Months 510,107 12.2
12 - 23 Months 338,000 6.3
24 - 59 Months 668,281 2.9
Total 1,516,388

6.8

 
Hispanic
0 - 11 Months 947,057 8.9
12 - 23 Months 677,181 6.3
24 - 59 Months 1,448,078 3.7
Total 3,072,316

5.9

 
American Indian/Alaska Native
0 - 11 Months 22,557 8.9
12 - 23 Months 17,194 4.8
24 - 59 Months 37,351 2.6
Total 77,102

5.0

 
Asian/Pacific Islander
0 - 11 Months 73,538 8.3
12 - 23 Months 45,493 7.3
24 - 59 Months 92,380 5.1
Total 211,411

6.7

 
Multiple Races
0 - 11 Months 77,474 10.0
12 - 23 Months 49,990 5.5
24 - 59 Months 100,934 3.1
Total 228,398

6.0

 
All Other/Unknown
0 - 11 Months 89,191 7.3
12 - 23 Months 32,563 4.9
24 - 59 Months 46,822 3.8
Total 168,576

5.8

 
Total All Race/Ethnic Groups
0 - 11 Months 2,594,145 9.8
12 - 23 Months 1,701,496 6.3
24 - 59 Months 3,480,880 3.7
Total 7,776,521

6.3

Underweight
(5)

Race/Ethnicity and Age

Number Included
in Analysis

Underweight
% < 5th

White, Not Hispanic
0 - 11 Months 874,221

5.4

12 - 23 Months 541,075

0.5

24 - 59 Months 1,087,034

3.3

Total 2,502,330

3.5

 
Black, Not Hispanic
0 - 11 Months 510,107

7.3

12 - 23 Months 338,000

0.8

24 - 59 Months 668,281

5.1

Total 1,516,388

4.9

 
Hispanic
0 - 11 Months 947,057

4.4

12 - 23 Months 677,181

0.5

24 - 59 Months 1,448,078

2.9

Total 3,072,316

2.8

 
American Indian/Alaska Native
0 - 11 Months 22,557

4.8

12 - 23 Months 17,194

0.6

24 - 59 Months 37,351

2.0

Total 77,102

2.5

 
Asian/Pacific Islander
0 - 11 Months 73,538

5.9

12 - 23 Months 45,493

1.2

24 - 59 Months 92,380

5.5

Total 211,411

4.7

 
Multiple Races
0 - 11 Months 77,474

4.6

12 - 23 Months 49,990

0.4

24 - 59 Months 100,934

3.3

Total 228,398

3.1

 
All Other/Unknown
0 - 11 Months 89,191

7.0

12 - 23 Months 32,563

1.4

24 - 59 Months 46,822

5.0

Total 168,576

5.4

 
Total All Race/Ethnic Groups
0 - 11 Months 2,594,145

5.5

12 - 23 Months 1,701,496

0.6

24 - 59 Months 3,480,880

3.5

Total 7,776,521

3.5

Obese
(5)

Race/Ethnicity and Age

Number Included
in Analysis

Obese
% >=95th

White, Not Hispanic
0 - 11 Months 874,221

6.7

12 - 23 Months 541,075

12.5

24 - 59 Months 1,087,034

12.1

Total 2,502,330

10.3

 
Black, Not Hispanic
0 - 11 Months 510,107

7.8

12 - 23 Months 338,000

13.1

24 - 59 Months 668,281

11.5

Total 1,516,388

10.6

 
Hispanic
0 - 11 Months 947,057

9.5

12 - 23 Months 677,181

16.0

24 - 59 Months 1,448,078

17.5

Total 3,072,316

14.7

 
American Indian/Alaska Native
0 - 11 Months 22,557

9.4

12 - 23 Months 17,194

21.9

24 - 59 Months 37,351

20.8

Total 77,102

17.7

 
Asian/Pacific Islander
0 - 11 Months 73,538

6.8

12 - 23 Months 45,493

9.4

24 - 59 Months 92,380

11.3

Total 211,411

9.3

 
Multiple Races
0 - 11 Months 77,474

7.7

12 - 23 Months 49,990

14.4

24 - 59 Months 100,934

13.0

Total 228,398

11.5

 
All Other/Unknown
0 - 11 Months 89,191

7.9

12 - 23 Months 32,563

13.6

24 - 59 Months 46,822

14.7

Total 168,576

10.9

 
Total All Race/Ethnic Groups
0 - 11 Months 2,594,145

8.0

12 - 23 Months 1,701,496

14.1

24 - 59 Months 3,480,880

14.4

Total 7,776,521

12.2

Overweight Greater Than or Equal 2 Years
(5)

Race/Ethnicity and Age

Number Included
in Analysis

85th - <95th
%

>=95th
%

White, Not Hispanic
0 - 11 Months 0 0.0

0.0

12 - 23 Months 0 0.0

0.0

24 - 59 Months 1,087,034 15.6

12.1

Total 1,087,034

15.6

12.1

 
Black, Not Hispanic
0 - 11 Months 0 0.0

0.0

12 - 23 Months 0 0.0

0.0

24 - 59 Months 668,281 14.1

11.5

Total 668,281

14.1

11.5

 
Hispanic
0 - 11 Months 0 0.0

0.0

12 - 23 Months 0 0.0

0.0

24 - 59 Months 1,448,078 17.2

17.5

Total 1,448,078

17.2

17.5

 
American Indian/Alaska Native
0 - 11 Months 0 0.0

0.0

12 - 23 Months 0 0.0

0.0

24 - 59 Months 37,351 20.1

20.8

Total 37,351

20.1

20.8

 
Asian/Pacific Islander
0 - 11 Months 0 0.0

0.0

12 - 23 Months 0 0.0

0.0

24 - 59 Months 92,380 13.5

11.3

Total 92,380

13.5

11.3

 
Multiple Races
0 - 11 Months 0 0.0

0.0

12 - 23 Months 0 0.0

0.0

24 - 59 Months 100,934 15.9

13.0

Total 100,934

15.9

13.0

 
All Other/Unknown
0 - 11 Months 0 0.0

0.0

12 - 23 Months 0 0.0

0.0

24 - 59 Months 46,822 15.1

14.7

Total 46,822

15.1

14.7

 
Total All Race/Ethnic Groups
0 - 11 Months 0 0.0

0.0

12 - 23 Months 0 0.0

0.0

24 - 59 Months 3,480,880 16.0

14.4

Total 3,480,880

16.0

14.4

(1) Reporting period is January 1 through December 31.
(2) Analyses based on one record per child.
(3) Excludes records with unknown data or errors.
(4) Based on 2006 WHO growth chart percentiles for children under 2 years of age; short stature is defined as and length-for-age <= 2.3rd percentile, underweight is defined as weight-for-length <= 2.3rd percentile, and high weight-for-length (labeled as "Obese") is defined as >= 97.7th percentile.
(5) Based on 2000 CDC growth chart percentiles for children 2 years of age and older; short stature is defined as height-for-age < 5th percentile, underweight is defined as BMI-for-age < 5th percentile, overweight is defined as BMI-for-age >= 85th to < 95th percentile, and obesity is defined as >= 95th percentile.
* Percentages are not calculated if < 100 records are available for analysis after exclusions.