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Overweight and Physical Activity Among Children:  A Portrait of States and the Nation, 2005
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State-Level Data

The National Survey of Children’s Health provides information on the health and well-being of children in the 50 States and the District of Columbia (D.C.). This section presents the survey’s findings for each State and D.C., including the percentage of children who are overweight; the percentage of children who exercised or participated in physical activity for at least 20 minutes on 3 or more days during the past week; the percentage of children who were on a sports team or took sports lessons during the past 12 months; and the percentage of children who have parents who exercise regularly. Several of these indicators are also shown by one or more of the following: children’s age, family income, and sex. These data are presented in comparison with the National statistics presented in the previous section.


State-Level Data Sheets

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.