States with the Highest Rates of Obese High School Students
According to the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 13.9 percent of high school students were obese, and an additional 16.0 percent were overweight. The information from YRBSS is based on a survey of participating states and uses self-reported information. State obesity rates among high school students ranged from a low of 10.3 percent in Montana to a high of 18.9 percent in Mississippi, with a median of 13.3 percent.
Highest High School Obesity Rates (2015)
|Rank||State||High School Obesity Rate|
|5||w||West Virginia||17.9% ±1.4|
|7||a||North Carolina||16.4% ±1.4|
|8||n||South Carolina||16.3% ±0.8|