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

Overweight 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 overweight, 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. Some 17 percent of male student respondents with a Hispanic background stated they are overweight.
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All races / ethnicitiesWhite (non-Hispanic)Black (non-Hispanic)Hispanic
Female16.8%14.3%20.8%21.9%
Male14.4%13.6%14.8%17.1%
Total15.6%14%17.8%19.5%
All races / ethnicitiesWhite (non-Hispanic)Black (non-Hispanic)Hispanic
Female16.8%14.3%20.8%21.9%
Male14.4%13.6%14.8%17.1%
Total15.6%14%17.8%19.5%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey among U.S. American high school students in grades 9 to 12 on overweight, 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. Some 17 percent of male student respondents with a Hispanic background stated they are overweight.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
September 2016 to December 2017
Number of respondents
14,956 respondents
Special properties
9-12 graders
Method of interview
Questionnaire
Supplementary notes
* Overweight includes students who were ≥85th percentile but <95th percentile for body mass index.
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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