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Obese students in the United States in 2017, by gender and ethnicity

This statistic shows the results of a survey among American high school students in grades 9 to 12 on obesity in 2017, by gender and ethnicity. About 22.2 percent of male student respondents with a Hispanic background stated they are obese.

Percentage of high school students who were obese in 2017, by gender and ethnicity

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Source

Release date

June 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 2016 to December 2017

Number of respondents

14,956 respondents

Special properties

Students who were equal to or above the 95th percentile for body mass index

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The survey was conducted at all regular public and private schools with students in at least one of grades 9–12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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