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Students at Healthy Weight (Santa Clara County, 2014)

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

  • More than one-third of African American students in Santa Clara County are at an unhealthy weight (35.4% of fifth graders, 42.1% of seventh graders, 37.4% of ninth graders).
     
  • Roughly one-fifth of Asian students in Santa Clara County are at an unhealthy weight (22.0% of fifth graders, 18.8% of seventh graders, 16.5% of ninth graders).
     
  • Roughly one-third of Filipino students in Santa Clara County are at an unhealthy weight (41.4% of fifth graders, 31.6% of seventh graders, 29.6% of ninth graders).
     
  • Nearly half of Latino students in Santa Clara County are at an unhealthy weight (48.9% of fifth graders, 47.2% of seventh graders, 45.1% of ninth graders).
     
  • Nearly half of Native American and Alaska Native students in Santa Clara County are at an unhealthy weight (55.6% of fifth graders, 43.9% of seventh graders, 31.9% of ninth graders).
     
  • Roughly half of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students in Santa Clara County are at an unhealthy weight (46.6% of fifth graders, 48.2% of seventh graders, 54.5% of ninth graders).
     
  • Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students in Santa Clara County are more likely to be at an unhealthy weight than White students.

Students at a Healthy Weight, Santa Clara County, 2014

African American

Latino

Native American/
Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

Filipino

White

Grade 5

64.6

51.1

44.4

78.0

53.4

58.6

77.4

Grade 7

57.9

52.8

56.1

81.2

51.8

68.4

77.5

Grade 9

62.6

54.9

68.1

83.5

45.5

70.4

78.1

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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