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Students at Healthy Weight (Alameda County, 2014)

Percentage of public school students with body composition falling within or below the Healthy Fitness Zone of the Fitnessgram assessment, Alameda County 2014.

  • Nearly half of African American students in Alameda County are at an unhealthy weight (44.7% of fifth graders, 45.6% of seventh graders, 45.4% of ninth graders).
     
  • Roughly one-fourth of Asian students in Alameda County are at an unhealthy weight (27.4% of fifth graders, 24.0% of seventh graders, 22.9% of ninth graders).
     
  • Nearly half of Filipino students in Alameda County are at an unhealthy weight (51.3% of fifth graders, 49.5% of seventh graders, 41.3% of ninth graders).
     
  • Roughly half of Latino students in Alameda County are at an unhealthy weight (51.4% of fifth graders, 51.8% of seventh graders, 48.8% of ninth graders).
     
  • Nearly half of Native American and Alaska Native students in Alameda County are at an unhealthy weight (43.8% of fifth graders, 46.7% of seventh graders, 34.6% of ninth graders).
     
  • Roughly three-fifths of Pacific Islander students in Alameda County are at an unhealthy weight (54.9% of fifth graders, 64.4% of seventh graders, 62.0% of ninth graders).
     
  • African American, Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students in Alameda County are much less likely to be at a healthy weight than are White students.

Students at a Healthy Weight, Alameda County, 2014

African American

Latino

Native American/
Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

Filipino

White

Grade 5

55.3

48.6

56.2

72.6

45.1

48.7

74.7

Grade 7

54.4

48.2

53.3

76.0

35.6

50.5

71.2

Grade 9

54.6

51.2

65.4

77.1

38.0

58.7

72.2

As cited on www.kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Definition: Percentage of public school students in grades 5, 7, and 9 with body composition falling within or below the Healthy Fitness Zone of the Fitnessgram assessment, by race/ethnicity.

Footnote: In order to meet fitness standards for body fat, children must score in the "Healthy Fitness Zone" based on skinfold measurements, body mass index, or bioelectric impedance analysis. Lean scores for body composition are included in the Healthy Fitness Zone. Data for 2011 and 2012 are not comparable with data for earlier years because new standards were applied to the body composition fitness area.

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