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Students at Healthy Weight (Los Angeles County, 2014)

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

  • Roughly two-fifths of African American students in Los Angeles County are at an unhealthy weight (42.2% of fifth graders, 40.7% of seventh graders, 38.4% of ninth graders).
     
  • Roughly one-fourth of Asian students in Los Angeles County are at an unhealthy weight (27.1% of fifth graders, 22.9% of seventh graders, 20.9% of ninth graders).
     
  • Roughly one-third of Filipino students in Los Angeles County are at an unhealthy weight (37.3% of fifth graders, 30.7% of seventh graders, 28.7% of ninth graders).
     
  • Nearly half of Latino students in Los Angeles County are at an unhealthy weight (51.1% of fifth graders, 47.4% of seventh graders, 43.4% of ninth graders).
     
  • Nearly half of Native American and Alaska Native students in Los Angeles County are at an unhealthy weight (41.7% of fifth graders, 40.4% of seventh graders,43.8% of ninth graders).
     
  • More than half of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students in Los Angeles County are at an unhealthy weight (54.7% of fifth graders, 52.4% of seventh graders, 47.8% of ninth graders).
     
  • African American, Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students in Los Angeles County are more likely to be at an unhealthy weight than White students.

Students at a Healthy Weight, Los Angeles
County, 2014

African American

Latino

Native American/
Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

Filipino

White

Grade 5

57.8

48.9

58.3

72.9

45.3

62.7

71.0

Grade 7

59.3

52.6

59.6

77.1

47.6

69.3

72.1

Grade 9

61.6

56.6

56.2

79.1

52.2

71.3

73.0

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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