Population Health

Child Obesity by Race/Ethnicity

  • In 2018, Hispanics (31.46%) reported the largest percent of obesity followed by Whites (12.8%).
  • Hispanic obesity decreased by 3.3% from 2017 (34.7%) to 2018 (31.4), and White (non-Hispanic) increased by 1.7% (from 11.1% to 12.8%).
  • The coefficient of variance which was used to assess the reliability of the estimates was greater than 15% the non-Hispanic Black and Other race categories and, therefore, not reported.