Complete Indicator Profile - Overweight - Children (Grades K-8) (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 5Bi)

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Complete Indicator Profile of Overweight - Children (Grades K-8) (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 5Bi)

Definition

Overweight is determined by calculating the individual's body mass index (BMI) at or above the sex- and age-specific 85th percentile up to the 95th percentile based on CDC Growth Charts.

Numerator

Students measured in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grades in participating school districts with sex- and age-specific BMI's from the 85th percentile up to the 95th percentile.

Denominator

Students measured for BMI in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grades in participating school districts with complete and valid measurements for height and weight.

Why Is This Important?

Overweight and obesity affect a large proportion of the Alaska population and there has been an increase in the number of obese persons over the last decade. Many diseases and adverse health outcomes are associated with overweight and obesity, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, and some types of cancer. In addition to genetic factors, an unhealthy diet and a lack of physical activity are both key contributors to rising obesity rates. It has been projected that, due to obesity, today's children may be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

Other Objectives

HA 2020 Target: 15%

Available Services

Additional information on current efforts to prevent overweight in Alaska: http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/chronic/obesity/.



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Graphical Data Views

Percentage of children (students in grades K, 1, 3, 5, and 7) who were overweight, ASD and MSBSD (combined), 2003-2004 to 2019-2020

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ASD and MSBSD Percentage overweight in grades K, 1, 3, 5, and 7
Record Count: 16
ASD and MSBSD 2003-2004 18.2%
ASD and MSBSD 2004-2005 17.5%
ASD and MSBSD 2005-2006 17.6%
ASD and MSBSD 2006-2007 17.0%
ASD and MSBSD 2007-2008 17.4%
ASD and MSBSD 2008-2009 17.6%
ASD and MSBSD 2009-2010 16.5%
ASD and MSBSD 2010-2011 16.9%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2012-2013 12.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013-2014 12.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014-2015 12.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015-2016 12.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016-2017 12.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017-2018 12.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018-2019 12.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019-2020 12.0%

Data Notes

HA 2020 Target: 15%

Data shown are for Anchorage School District (ASD) and Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District (MSBSD) (combined) for grades K, 1, 3, 5, and 7.

Data Sources

SD School Districts participating in Obesity Prevention and Control Program student height and weight survey. 1

References and Community Resources

Additional information on current efforts to prevent overweight and obesity in Alaska: http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/chronic/obesity/.

More Resources and Links

Alaska and national goals may be found at the following sites:

Maps of health indicators for various subdivisions of Alaska may be found at the following site:

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

Page Content Updated On 12/01/2013, Published on 12/01/2013
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (Ak-IBIS) web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Fri, 01 August 2014 20:29:05 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov".

Content updated: Sun, 1 Dec 2013 10:28:34 AKST