Obese high school students in the U.S. in 2016-2017, by gender and ethnicity

Percentage of U.S. high school students who were obese in 2016-2017, by gender and ethnicity

by John Elflein, last edited Jul 2, 2018
Obese high school students in the U.S. in 2016-2017, by gender and ethnicity This statistic shows the results of a survey among U.S. American high school students in grades 9 to 12 on obesity, by gender and ethnicity. The survey was conducted from September 2016 to December 2017 in schools with students in at least one of grades 9–12, in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Over 22 percent of male student respondents with a Hispanic background stated they were obese.
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Percentage of U.S. high school students who were obese in 2016-2017, by gender and ethnicity

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All races / ethnicitiesWhite (non-Hispanic)Black (non-Hispanic)Hispanic
Female12.1%10.3%16.7%14%
Male17.5%14.8%19.7%22.2%
Total14.8%12.5%18.2%18.2%
All races / ethnicitiesWhite (non-Hispanic)Black (non-Hispanic)Hispanic
Female12.1%10.3%16.7%14%
Male17.5%14.8%19.7%22.2%
Total14.8%12.5%18.2%18.2%
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by John Elflein, last edited Jul 2, 2018
This statistic shows the results of a survey among U.S. American high school students in grades 9 to 12 on obesity, by gender and ethnicity. The survey was conducted from September 2016 to December 2017 in schools with students in at least one of grades 9–12, in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Over 22 percent of male student respondents with a Hispanic background stated they were obese.
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