Youth Obesity Data

Purpose

To assess adolescent behavioral health risks.

Key Information

Health risk behaviors in public school students grades 6 through 12 that contribute to the major causes of death, disease, injury, and social problems.

Key Findings

  • Only 1 in 5 high school students exercises an hour a day every day.
  • One in five middle school students identifies themselves as overweight.
  • The prevalence of soda consumption has declined since 2009.

Rhode Island Numbers

Obesity and Risk Factors

High School demographic groups, 2015

Note: Darker colors indicate higher rates.