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Teens with a Healthy Body Weight

This indicator shows the percentage of public school students in grades 9-12 with a body healthy body weight as calculated based on age- and sex-specific percentiles. Teens are considered overweight if they are in the 85th to 94th percentile. Obese teens are those in the 95th percentile and above.

Teens with a Healthy Body Weight

Comparison: Prior Value 

71.8

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.
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 with a Healthy Body Weight : Time Series

2005: 72.3 2007: 70.0 2009: 71.6 2011: 73.4 2013: 71.8

percent

Teens with a Healthy Body Weight by Gender

Female: 76.1 Male: 67.3 Overall: 71.8

percent

Teens with a Healthy Body Weight by Grade Level

Grade 9: 73.8 Grade 10: 70.8 Grade 11: 71.4 Grade 12: 71.0 Overall: 71.8

percent

Teens with a Healthy Body Weight by Race/Ethnicity

Caucasian: 83.2 Filipino: 69.8 Japanese: 75.7 Native Hawaiian: 65.6 Other: 73.8 Other Asian: 82.2 Other Pacific Islander: 48.1 Overall: 71.8

percent

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Teens with a Healthy Body Weight

Target Not Met
Comparison: PAN Plan Tracker 

71.8

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

State: Hawaii

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PAN Plan Target: 76 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.
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 with a Healthy Body Weight : Time Series

2005: 72.3 2007: 70.0 2009: 71.6 2011: 73.4 2013: 71.8

percent

Teens with a Healthy Body Weight by Gender

Female: 76.1 Male: 67.3 Overall: 71.8

percent

Teens with a Healthy Body Weight by Grade Level

Grade 9: 73.8 Grade 10: 70.8 Grade 11: 71.4 Grade 12: 71.0 Overall: 71.8

percent

Teens with a Healthy Body Weight by Race/Ethnicity

Caucasian: 83.2 Filipino: 69.8 Japanese: 75.7 Native Hawaiian: 65.6 Other: 73.8 Other Asian: 82.2 Other Pacific Islander: 48.1 Overall: 71.8

percent

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