Child health and nutrition

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Statista dossier on child health and nutrition in the U.S.

This dossier provides statistical information about health and nutrition among children and adolescents in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Number of families in the US by number of children 2000-2018

    • U.S. family households with children 1970-2017, by family type

    • Weekly U.S. household grocery expenditure by household type 2018

    • U.S. share of households with children with low food security by demographic 2017

    • Share of U.S. households with kids by food security status of adults and kids 2017

    • U.S. - share of children in food-insecure households 1995-2017

    • Head Start program enrollment in the U.S. 2017, by state

    • Projected number of children enrolled in Medicaid in the U.S. 2019-2026

  • 2. Health status
    • Percentage of U.S. children and adolescents who were obese 1988-2016

    • Share of obese high school students in the U.S. by state 2017

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

    • Share of U.S. children with food allergies in the past year as of 2017, by ethnicity

    • Ways U.S. parents encourage healthy eating habits in kids 2016

    • Locations of food poisonings of U.S. children according to parents as of 2017

  • 3. Nutrient intake
    • U.S. food energy intake from food of male children and adolescents by age 2015/16

    • U.S. food energy intake from food of female children and adolescents 2015/16

    • U.S. protein intake from food of male children and adolescents by age 2015/16

    • U.S. protein intake from food of female children and adolescents 2015/16

    • U.S. carbohydrate intake from food of male children and adolescents 2015/16

    • U.S. carbohydrate intake from food of female children and adolescents 2015/16

    • U.S. sugar intake from food of male children and adolescents 2015/16

    • U.S. fat intake from food of male children and adolescents 2015/16

    • U.S. sugar intake from food of female children and adolescents 2015/16

    • U.S. fat intake from food of female children and adolescents 2015/16

    • Alcohol use in U.S. residents aged 12-20 years in 2017, by gender

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