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Overweight and Physical Activity Among Children:  A Portrait of States and the Nation, 2005
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Alabama  |  Alaska  |  Arizona  |  Arkansas  |  California  |  Colorado  |  Connecticut  |  Delaware
District of Columbia  |  Florida  |  Georgia  |  Hawaii  |  Idaho  |  Illinois  |  Indiana  |  Iowa  |  Kansas  |  Kentucky
Louisiana  |  Maine  |  Maryland  |  Massachusetts  |  Michigan  |  Minnesota  |  Mississippi  |  Missouri  |  Montana
Nebraska  |  Nevada  |  New Hampshire  |  New Jersey  |  New Mexico  |  New York  |  North Carolina
North Dakota  |  Ohio  |  Oklahoma  |  Oregon  |  Pennsylvania  |  Rhode Island  |  South Carolina  |  South Dakota
Tennessee  |  Texas  |  Utah  |  Vermont  |  Virginia  |  Washington  |  West Virginia  |  Wisconsin  |  Wyoming
Oklahoma
All statistics are based on parental reports.
 
National %
State %
Percent of children who are overweight
14.8
15.4
Age 10-11
21.9
20.3
Age 12-14
14.4
17.0
Age 15-17
10.7
10.8
0-99% Federal poverty level
22.4
24.0
100-199% Federal poverty level
19.0
17.3
200-399% Federal poverty level
13.7
11.6
400% Federal poverty level or more
9.1
9.1
Male
18.1
19.9
Female
11.5
10.4
Percent of children who exercised or participated in physical activity for at least 20 minutes on 3 or more days during the past week
71.3
73.3
Age 10-11
78.2
82.4
Age 12-14
74.2
76.4
Age 15-17
63.3
64.7
Male
76.8
82.3
Female
65.6
63.5
Percent of children who were on a sport team or took sports lessons during the past 12 months
58.6
59.8
Age 10-11
61.5
65.6
Age 12-14
61.6
61.1
Age 15-17
53.4
55.0
Male
62.1
62.0
Female
55.0
57.5
Percent of children with at least one parent who exercises regularly
72.9
71.8

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This chartbook is based on data from the National Survey of Children's Health. Suggested citation: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The National Survey of Children's Health 2003. Rockville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005.