created Jul 09, 2013
updated Sep 23, 2014
The Student Weight Status Category Reporting System (SWSCR) collects weight status category data (underweight, healthy weight, overweight or obese, based on BMI-for-age percentile) at school entry (pre-kindergarten or kindergarten) and in grades 2, 4, 7 and 10 for students attending all public schools outside of the five boroughs of New York City.The dataset includes separate estimates of the percent of students overweight, obese and overweight or obese for all reportable grades within the county and/or region and by grade groups (elementary and middle/high). Variables representing the number of students on which the percentages are based are also included. For more information check out http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/obesity/, or go to the "About" tab.