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Students at Healthy Weight (Fresno County, 2014)

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

  • Nearly half of African American students in Fresno County are at an unhealthy weight (42.2% of fifth graders, 41.8% of seventh graders, 45.5% of ninth graders).
     
  • More than one-third of Asian students in Fresno County are at an unhealthy weight (41.3% of fifth graders, 34.6% of seventh graders, 33.5% of ninth graders).
     
  • More than one-third of Filipino students in Fresno County are at an unhealthy weight (35.7% of fifth graders, 33.8% of seventh graders, 33.9% of ninth graders).
     
  • Nearly half of Latino students in Fresno County are at an unhealthy weight (51.1% of fifth graders, 47.7% of seventh graders, 46.5% of ninth graders).
     
  • More than half of Native American and Alaska Native students in Fresno County are at an unhealthy weight (57.1% of fifth graders, 62.9% of seventh graders, 57.3% of ninth graders).
     
  • Roughly one-third of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students in Fresno County are at an unhealthy weight (34.4% of fifth graders, 32.4% of seventh graders).
     
  • African American, Native American and Alaska Native, and Latino students in Fresno County are all more likely to be at an unhealthy weight than White students.

Students at a Healthy Weight, Fresno County, 2014

African American

Latino

Native American/
Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

Filipino

White

Grade 5

57.8

48.9

42.9

58.7

65.6

64.3

62.3

Grade 7

58.2

52.3

37.1

65.4

67.6

66.2

67.6

Grade 9

54.5

53.5

42.7

66.5

LNE

66.1

66.4

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. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to data that have been suppressed because fewer than 20 students in a racial/ethnic group met fitness standards.

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