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Disparities Data Details NWS-10.4 by Race and Ethnicity for 2009-12

Disparities Details by Race and Ethnicity for 2009-12
NWS-10.4 : Obesity among children and adolescents (percent, 2–19 years )
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 16.1 (2005–08)
2020 Target: 14.5 1, 3
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Error Bar (I) represents the 95% confidence interval.
Additional footnotes may apply to these data. Please refer to footnotes below the data table for further information.
See also Disparities Overview by Race and Ethnicity for NWS-10.4

NWS-10.4 Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years who are considered obese

Obesity among children and adolescents (percent, 2–19 years )

2020 Baseline (year): 16.1 (2005–08)
2020 Target: 14.5 1, 3
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Race and Ethnicity 2009-12 Disparity
White only, not Hispanic or Latino 14.0
CI 12.1/16.3
SE 1.037
÷ 1.000
Best rate
Mexican American 21.9
CI 20.4/23.5
SE 0.745
÷ 1.562
CI
1.000/ 1.785
Black or African American only, not Hispanic or Latino 22.1
CI 19.7/24.7
SE 1.230
÷ 1.576
CI
1.000/ 1.834
Average group rate excluding best group rate 22.0
...
SE 1.439
÷ 1.569
CI 1.000/ 1.845

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Summary measures of health disparities by Race and Ethnicity — 2009-12
  • The best group rate for this objective, 14.0%, was attained by White only, not Hispanic or Latino persons.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 22.1%, was attained by Black or African American only, not Hispanic or Latino persons.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 8.1 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.576 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other race/ethnicity groups (excluding the best), 22.0%, was 1.569 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Race and Ethnicity — 2009-12

White only, not Hispanic or Latino persons achieved the best group rate for this objective, 14.0%.

  • The rate for the Mexican American population was 1.562 times the best group rate.
  • The rate for the Black or African American only, not Hispanic or Latino population was 1.576 times the best group rate.
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