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2013 Results for 9th through 12th Grade
Weight Management and Dietary Behaviors

Question
Area

YRBS
Question

2013 Total Percentage

Weight Management

Percentage of students who were overweight (i.e., at or above the 85th percentile but below the 95th percentile for body mass index, by age and sex).

15.1%

 

Percentage of students who were obese (i.e., at or above the 95th percentile for body mass index, by age and sex).

13.5%

 

Percentage of students who described themselves as slightly or very overweight.

32.0%

 

Percentage of students who were trying to lose weight.

45.4%

 

Percentage of students who exercised to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight during the past 30 days.

63.5%

 

Percentage of students who ate less food, fewer calories, or foods low in fat to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight during the past 30 days.

41.8%

 

Percentage of students who went without eating for 24 hours or more to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight during the past 30 days. 

11.9%

 

Percentage of students who took any diet pills, powders, or liquids without a doctor’s advice to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight during the past 30 days.

6.3%

 

Percentage of students who vomited or took laxatives to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight during the past 30 days.

5.4%

Dietary Behaviors

Percentage of students who ate fruits and vegetables five or more times per day during the past seven days.

17.2%

 

Percentage of students who drank 100% fruit juices one or more times during the past seven days.

79.5%

 

Percentage of students who ate fruit one or more times during the past seven days.

92.4%

 

Percentage of students who ate fruits or drank 100% fruit juices two or more times per day during the past seven days.

28.9%

 

Percentage of students who ate green salad one or more times during the past seven days.

62.3%

 

Percentage of students who ate potatoes one or more times during the past seven days.

73.7%

 

Percentage of students who ate carrots one or more times during the past seven days.

53.1%

 

Percentage of students who ate other vegetables one or more times during the past seven days.

83.0%

 

Percentage of students who ate vegetables three or more times per day during the past seven days.

12.0%

 

Percentage of students who ate fruits or drank 100% fruit juices two or more times per day and ate vegetables three or more times per day during the past seven days.

8.6%

 

Percentage of students who drank three or more glasses per day of milk during the past seven days. 

22.2%

 

Percentage of students who drank sugar-containing beverages one or more times per day during the past seven days.

33.6%

 

Percentage of students who drank a can, bottle, or glass of soda or pop one or more times per day during the past seven days.

23.4%

 

Percentage of students who ate breakfast on seven of the past seven days.

37.7%

 

Percentage of students who ate a meal with their family on three or more of the past seven days.

69.7%

 

Percentage of students who most of the time or always went hungry during the past 30 days because there was not enough food in their home.

3.1%

 

Percentage of students who ate at least one meal or snack from a convenience store or a fast food restaurant such as McDonalds, Taco Bell, or KFC on three or more of the past seven days.

22.7%

 

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