Study of U.S. High School Students (2017)

According to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 14.8% of high school students had obesity and an additional 15.6% were overweight. The information from YRBSS is based on a survey of participating states and uses self-reported information. State obesity rates among high school students ranged from a low of 9.5% in Colorado to a high of 21.7% in Arkansas, with a median of 14.2%.

High School Obesity by State,

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Percent of obese high school students

High School Obesity,