Youth Obesity Data

Purpose

To assess adolescent behavioral health risks using the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

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, 2019

  • Less than 1 in 4 (24.4%) middle school students exercise an hour a day every day.
  • 44% of middle school students and 47% of high school students spend more than 3 or more hours using a computer or playing video games.

Rhode Island Numbers

Obesity and Risk Factors

High School risk behavior by demographic groups, 2019

Note: A blank cell represents data that has been suppressed due to small numbers. LGB stands for Lesbian, gay or bisexual.