created Apr 26, 2013
updated Mar 10, 2015
This chart displays the percent of students who are obese at the district level for seven regions of New York State and Statewide (excluding New York City). The black dotted line indicates the 2017 Prevention Agenda Target for obesity among public school children in New York State (exclusive of New York City). The Prevention Agenda is New York’s State Health Improvement Plan and serves as the blueprint for state and local community action to improve the health of New Yorkers and address health disparities in five priority areas: preventing chronic diseases; promoting a healthy and safe environment; promoting healthy women, infants and children; promoting mental health and preventing substance abuse; and preventing HIV, STDs, vaccine preventable diseases and healthcare associated infections. An objective (Objective 1.0.1) within the Preventing Chronic Disease priority area is to reduce the percentage of public school children who are obese by 5%, from 17.6% (2010-12) to 16.7% by 2017, as measured through the Student Weight Status Category Reporting system. The chart is based on data collected through the Student Weight Status Category Reporting System (SWSCR). For more information check outhttp://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/obesity/statistics_and_impact/student_weight_status_data.htm, see the Instruction Guide on How to Create Visualizations https://health.data.ny.gov/api/assets/6F21A68C-B934-4B52-BEBE-5CA3DA2FDB88 or go to the "About" tab .