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Disparities Data Details NWS-10.4 by Race and Ethnicity for 2013-16

Disparities Details by Race and Ethnicity for 2013-16
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 2013-16 Disparity
White only, not Hispanic or Latino 14.7
CI 12.8/16.8
SE 1.002
÷ 1.000
Best rate
Black or African American only, not Hispanic or Latino 20.4
CI 17.2/24.1
SE 1.665
÷ 1.391
CI
1.000/ 1.657
Mexican American 24.2
CI 21.5/27.2
SE 1.387
÷ 1.649
CI
1.000/ 1.909
Average group rate excluding best group rate 22.3
...
SE 2.167
÷ 1.520
CI 1.000/ 1.848

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 — 2013-16
  • The best group rate for this objective, 14.7%, was attained by White only, not Hispanic or Latino persons.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 24.2%, was attained by Mexican American persons.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 9.5 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.649 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other race/ethnicity groups (excluding the best), 22.3%, was 1.520 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Race and Ethnicity — 2013-16

White only, not Hispanic or Latino persons achieved the best group rate for this objective, 14.7%.

  • The rate for the Black or African American only, not Hispanic or Latino population was 1.391 times the best group rate.
  • The rate for the Mexican American population was 1.649 times the best group rate.
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