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Teens who are Obese

This indicator shows the percentage of public school students in grades 9-12 who are obese (i.e., >= 95th percentile for body mass index, by age and sex, based on reference data). The BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight and dividing it by their height squared in metric units. (BMI = Weight (Kg)/[Height (cm) ^ 2] )

Teens who are Obese

13.7
13.4
Comparison: U.S. Value 

13.4

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

State: Hawaii

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Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health, Health / Diabetes
Technical Note: This distribution is based on the national average from YRBS, which is a national school-based survey of public schools.
Values are not shown where the total unweighted response count is less than 100. Results from the 2011 Hawaii County High School survey are not reportable.
Maintained By: Hawaii Department of Health
Last Updated: June 2014

Why is this important?

Obesity is a serious health concern for children and adolescents. Obese and overweight children and adolescents are at risk for multiple health problems during their youth and as adults. Obese children and adolescents are more likely to become obese as adults. In a recent study, it was found that nearly 80% of children who were overweight as teenagers were obese adults at age 25. Obese and overweight youth are more likely to have risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes. Losing weight helps to prevent and control multiple chronic diseases and improves quality of life.

Teens who are Obese : Time Series

2005: 13.5 2007: 15.6 2009: 14.5 2011: 13.2 2013: 13.4

percent

Teens who are Obese by Gender

Female: 9.6 Male: 17.3 Overall: 13.4

percent

Teens who are Obese by Grade Level

Grade 9: 11.9 Grade 10: 15.1 Grade 11: 11.3 Grade 12: 14.9 Overall: 13.4

percent

Teens who are Obese by Race/Ethnicity

Caucasian: 7.2 Filipino: 13.8 Japanese: 7.6 Native Hawaiian: 19.3 Other: 12.2 Other Asian: 6.0 Other Pacific Islander: 31.2 Overall: 13.4

percent

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Teens who are Obese

Comparison: Prior Value 

13.4

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

State: Hawaii

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Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health, Health / Diabetes
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Values are not shown where the total unweighted response count is less than 100. Results from the 2011 Hawaii County High School survey are not reportable.
Maintained By: Hawaii Department of Health
Last Updated: June 2014

Why is this important?

Obesity is a serious health concern for children and adolescents. Obese and overweight children and adolescents are at risk for multiple health problems during their youth and as adults. Obese children and adolescents are more likely to become obese as adults. In a recent study, it was found that nearly 80% of children who were overweight as teenagers were obese adults at age 25. Obese and overweight youth are more likely to have risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes. Losing weight helps to prevent and control multiple chronic diseases and improves quality of life.

Teens who are Obese : Time Series

2005: 13.5 2007: 15.6 2009: 14.5 2011: 13.2 2013: 13.4

percent

Teens who are Obese by Gender

Female: 9.6 Male: 17.3 Overall: 13.4

percent

Teens who are Obese by Grade Level

Grade 9: 11.9 Grade 10: 15.1 Grade 11: 11.3 Grade 12: 14.9 Overall: 13.4

percent

Teens who are Obese by Race/Ethnicity

Caucasian: 7.2 Filipino: 13.8 Japanese: 7.6 Native Hawaiian: 19.3 Other: 12.2 Other Asian: 6.0 Other Pacific Islander: 31.2 Overall: 13.4

percent

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Teens who are Obese

Target Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

13.4

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

State: Hawaii

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HP 2020 Target: 16.1 percent
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health, Health / Diabetes
Technical Note: Values are not shown where the total unweighted response count is less than 100. Results from the 2011 Hawaii County High School survey are not reportable.
Maintained By: Hawaii Department of Health
Last Updated: June 2014

Why is this important?

Obesity is a serious health concern for children and adolescents. Obese and overweight children and adolescents are at risk for multiple health problems during their youth and as adults. Obese children and adolescents are more likely to become obese as adults. In a recent study, it was found that nearly 80% of children who were overweight as teenagers were obese adults at age 25. Obese and overweight youth are more likely to have risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes. Losing weight helps to prevent and control multiple chronic diseases and improves quality of life.
About This Target:
 
The national indicator is for adolescents aged 12 to 19 years. The national data source is the National Health and Nutrition Survey, which is not conducted in Hawaii. The state data source is the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which is comparable to the national data source.

Teens who are Obese : Time Series

2005: 13.5 2007: 15.6 2009: 14.5 2011: 13.2 2013: 13.4

percent

Teens who are Obese by Gender

Female: 9.6 Male: 17.3 Overall: 13.4

percent

Teens who are Obese by Grade Level

Grade 9: 11.9 Grade 10: 15.1 Grade 11: 11.3 Grade 12: 14.9 Overall: 13.4

percent

Teens who are Obese by Race/Ethnicity

Caucasian: 7.2 Filipino: 13.8 Japanese: 7.6 Native Hawaiian: 19.3 Other: 12.2 Other Asian: 6.0 Other Pacific Islander: 31.2 Overall: 13.4

percent

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