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Adolescents Who Have Obesity

This indicator shows the percentage of adolescent public high school students who are obese.

In the last 20 years, the percentage of overweight/obese children has more than doubled and, for adolescents, it has tripled. Overweight/obese children are at increased risk of developing life-threatening chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes.

Measurement Period: 2016

HP 2020:
HP 2020:
HP 2020:

Data Trend

  • 10.7

    Jurisdiction201020112012201320142016
    Maryland11.7**1111.512.6


    Jurisdiction2010201320142016
    Allegany13.313.613.516.1
    Anne Arundel11.112.111.613
    Baltimore City16.414.917.119
    Baltimore County12.51212.414.7
    Calvert1210.710.111.3
    Caroline13.31513.916
    Carroll9.99.68.99.4
    Cecil12.113.214.116.3
    Charles11.712.312.313
    Dorchester17.417.417.218.6
    Frederick10109.19.6
    Garrett15.515.61613.5
    Harford9.610.71011.3
    Howard6.35.97.56.5
    Kent18.416.112.814.4
    Montgomery8.77.17.57.8
    Prince George's1513.715.116.4
    Queen Anne's9.88.911.711.1
    Saint Mary's11.59.410.312.9
    Somerset20.917.517.518.8
    Talbot11.29.210.312
    Washington1211.814.314.1
    Wicomico15.11211.916.1
    Worcester11.910.813.513.6

Data Details

  • Source Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) (phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/ccdpc/Reports/Pages/yrbs.aspx)
    Numerator Number of adolescent public high school youth who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) (determined through self-reported height and weight) equal to or above the 95th percentile for age and gender
    Denominator Number of adolescent public high school youth (population) via Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
    Reporting Threshold (*) n<50 and/or coefficient of variation >.30
    Calculation (Numerator/Denominator)*100= Single-Year Calculation
    Race/ ethnicity All races/ ethnicities (aggregated)
    Black Non-Hispanic
    Hispanic/ Latino
    White Non-Hispanic
    Asian
    Other For 2013, data from YRBS only includes high school population/ data for middle school is not available.
 
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