U.S. high school students trying to lose weight 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 whether they are trying to lose weight in 2017, by gender and ethnicity. During the survey, about 60 percent of all surveyed female student respondents stated they are trying to lose weight.

Percentage of high school students who are trying to lose weight in 2017, by gender and ethnicity

All races / ethnicitiesWhite (non-Hispanic)Black (non-Hispanic)Hispanic
Female59.9%58.6%55.3%65.6%
Male34%30.6%28.9%45.7%
Total47.1%45.1%42.3%55.4%
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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

Age group

14 years and older

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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