About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 17.8 percent of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years had obesity in 2013-16

Target: 15.5 percent

Numerator
Number of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years with a body mass index (BMI) at or above the sex-and age-specific 95th percentile from the CDC Growth Charts; United States.
Denominator
Number of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years.
Target-setting method

Minimal statistical significance

Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective but it was not possible to project a target because the trend was moving away from the desired direction. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 with no change in measurement.