Table 8D
2011 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance(1)
National
Growth and Anemia Indicators by Race/Ethnicity or Age
Children Aged Less Than 5 years (2)

Growth and Anemia Indicators by Race/Ethnicity or Age (3)
Birthweight (4)
Race/Ethnicity

Number Included
in Analysis

Low
%
< 2500g

High
% > 4000g

White, Not Hispanic 608,716 8.3

7.6

Black, Not Hispanic 377,884 13.1

4.0

Hispanic 619,148 7.2

6.7

American Indian/Alaska Native 17,197 7.9

8.9

Asian/Pacific Islander 51,503 8.4

4.6

Multiple Races 55,995 9.1

6.7

All Other 35,852 6.7

7.2

Total 1,766,295 8.9

6.4

Height and Weight
Race/Ethnicity

Number Included
in Analysis

Short Stature
(5)
% < 5th

Underweight
(6)
% < 5th

Obese
(6)
% >=95th

White, Not Hispanic 2,502,330 6.6

3.5

10.3

Black, Not Hispanic 1,516,388 6.8

4.9

10.6

Hispanic 3,072,316 5.9

2.8

14.7

American Indian/Alaska Native 77,102 5.0

2.5

17.7

Asian/Pacific Islander 211,411 6.7

4.7

9.3

Multiple Races 228,398 6.0

3.1

11.5

All Other 168,576 5.8

5.4

10.9

Total 7,776,521 6.3

3.5

12.2

Overweight Greater Than or Equal 2 Years (6)
Race/Ethnicity

Number Included
in Analysis

85th - <95th
%

>=95th
%

White, Not Hispanic 1,087,034 15.6

12.1

Black, Not Hispanic 668,281 14.1

11.5

Hispanic 1,448,078 17.2

17.5

American Indian/Alaska Native 37,351 20.1

20.8

Asian/Pacific Islander 92,380 13.5

11.3

Multiple Races 100,934 15.9

13.0

All Other 46,822 15.1

14.7

Total 3,480,880 16.0

14.4

Anemia (7)
Race/Ethnicity

Number Included
in Analysis

Low Hb/Hct
%

White, Not Hispanic 1,594,028 11.0
Black, Not Hispanic 998,781 22.5
Hispanic 2,057,975 13.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 49,642 12.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 126,649 13.3
Multiple Races 144,735 14.7
All Other 51,808 14.0
Total 5,023,618 14.4

Birthweight (4)
Age

Number Included
in Analysis

Low
%
< 2500g

High
% > 4000g

0 - 11 Months 0 *

*

12 - 23 Months 0 *

*

24 - 35 Months 0 *

*

36 - 47 Months 0 *

*

48 - 59 Months 0 *

*

Total 0 * *

Height and Weight
Age

Number Included
in Analysis

Short Stature
(5)
% < 5th

Underweight
(6)
% < 5th

Obese
(6)
% >=95th

0 - 11 Months 2,594,145 9.8

5.5

8.0

12 - 23 Months 1,701,496 6.3

0.6

14.1

24 - 35 Months 1,257,154 4.0

3.8

12.3

36 - 47 Months 1,144,826 3.7

3.6

14.9

48 - 59 Months 1,078,900 3.2

3.3

16.2

Total 7,776,521 6.3

3.5

12.2

Overweight Greater Than or Equal 2 Years (6)
Age

Number Included
in Analysis

85th - <95th
%

>=95th
%

0 - 11 Months 0 *

*

12 - 23 Months 0 *

*

24 - 35 Months 1,257,154 15.2

12.3

36 - 47 Months 1,144,826 16.1

14.9

48 - 59 Months 1,078,900 16.8

16.2

Total 3,480,880 16.0

14.4

Anemia (7)
Age

Number Included
in Analysis

Low Hb/Hct
%

0 - 11 Months 476,607 18.0
12 - 23 Months 1,629,507 16.9
24 - 35 Months 1,083,279 15.6
36 - 47 Months 1,011,084 11.6
48 - 59 Months 823,141 9.2
Total 5,023,618 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) Infants born during the reporting period included in the analysis.
(5) 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.
(6) 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.
(7) Based on 1998 CDC MMWR, "Recommendations to Prevent and Control Iron Deficiency in the United States", altitude adjusted, children 6 months of age and older included in the analysis.
* Percentages are not calculated if < 100 records are available for analysis after exclusions.