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Children (5 - 17) With BMI At/Above 85th Percentile of US Growth Charts

This indicator shows the percentage of children age 5 - 17 with Body Mass Index (BMI) values at or above the 85th percentile of US growth charts by gender and age (obese), based on heights and weights reported by parents. The BMI = Weight (lbs)*703 / [Height (inches)*Height (inches)].

Children (5 - 17) With BMI At/Above 85th Percentile of US Growth Charts

30.7
31.0
Comparison: U.S. Value 

31.0

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the U.S. value. National data are derived from the PRC National Health Survey.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: November 2011

Why is this important?

Obese children are more likely to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, breathing problems, joint problems, and chronic conditions. Obese children and adolescents have a greater risk of social and psychological problems such as discrimination and poor self-esteem. Obese children are also more likely to become obese adults.

Children (5 - 17) With BMI At/Above 85th Percentile of US Growth Charts : Time Series

2008: 37.2 2011: 31.0

percent

Children (5 - 17) With BMI At/Above 85th Percentile of US Growth Charts, by Gender

Female: 27.4 Male: 35.3 Overall: 31.0

percent

Children (5 - 17) With BMI At/Above 85th Percentile of US Growth Charts, by Region

Omaha East of 72nd. Street: 31.1 Omaha West of 72nd. Street: 31.0 Overall: 31.0

percent

Children (5 - 17) With BMI At/Above 85th Percentile of US Growth Charts

Comparison: Prior Value 

31.0

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
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.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: November 2011

Why is this important?

Obese children are more likely to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, breathing problems, joint problems, and chronic conditions. Obese children and adolescents have a greater risk of social and psychological problems such as discrimination and poor self-esteem. Obese children are also more likely to become obese adults.

Children (5 - 17) With BMI At/Above 85th Percentile of US Growth Charts : Time Series

2008: 37.2 2011: 31.0

percent

Children (5 - 17) With BMI At/Above 85th Percentile of US Growth Charts, by Gender

Female: 27.4 Male: 35.3 Overall: 31.0

percent

Children (5 - 17) With BMI At/Above 85th Percentile of US Growth Charts, by Region

Omaha East of 72nd. Street: 31.1 Omaha West of 72nd. Street: 31.0 Overall: 31.0

percent