States with the Highest Rates of Obese 10- to 17-year-olds

According to the most recent data from the 2011 National Survey of Children's Health, obesity rates among children ages 10 to 17, defined as BMI greater than the 95th percentile for age group, ranged from a low of 9.9 percent in Oregon to a high of 21.7 percent in Mississippi. Seven of the 10 states with the highest rates of obese children are in the South. Seven of the states with the lowest rates of obese 10- to 17-year-olds are in the West.

Overweight and Obesity Among 10- to 17-year-olds (2016)

RankStateOverweight & Obesity 10-17 year-olds
1pTennessee37.7%
2bNorth Dakota37.1%
3YMississippi37.0%
4IFlorida36.6%
5mRhode Island36.3%
6BAlabama35.5%
7wWest Virginia35.1%
8RLouisiana34.0%
9CArkansas33.9%
9OIndiana33.9%