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Teens who are Obese

Value: 15.8 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Hillsborough
Located in:
Region: Tampa Bay
State: Florida
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Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Health / Diabetes
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who are obese (i.e., >= 95th percentile for body mass index, by age and sex, based on reference data). The BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight and dividing it by their height squared in metric units. (BMI = Weight (Kg)/[Height (m) ^ 2] )
Why this is important: 
Obesity is a serious health concern for children and adolescents. Obese and overweight children and adolescents are at risk for multiple health problems during their youth and as adults. Obese children and adolescents are more likely to become obese as adults. In a recent study, it was found that nearly 80% of children who were overweight as teenagers were obese adults at age 25. Obese and overweight youth are more likely to have risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes. Losing weight helps to prevent and control multiple chronic diseases and improves quality of life.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 65 Florida counties.
Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology
URL of Source:   http://www.floridahealth.gov/index.html
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/OtherIndicators/NonVi...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2012

Time Series Data

2008: 9.5 2010: 11.7 2012: 15.8

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Unit: percent
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Teens who are Obese

Value: 15.8 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Hillsborough
Located in:
Region: Tampa Bay
State: Florida
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Health / Diabetes
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who are obese (i.e., >= 95th percentile for body mass index, by age and sex, based on reference data). The BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight and dividing it by their height squared in metric units. (BMI = Weight (Kg)/[Height (m) ^ 2] )
Why this is important: 
Obesity is a serious health concern for children and adolescents. Obese and overweight children and adolescents are at risk for multiple health problems during their youth and as adults. Obese children and adolescents are more likely to become obese as adults. In a recent study, it was found that nearly 80% of children who were overweight as teenagers were obese adults at age 25. Obese and overweight youth are more likely to have risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes. Losing weight helps to prevent and control multiple chronic diseases and improves quality of life.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology
URL of Source:   http://www.floridahealth.gov/index.html
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/OtherIndicators/NonVi...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2012

Time Series Data

2008: 9.5 2010: 11.7 2012: 15.8

percent

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