TABLE 4

Percentage of Arkansas Students According to Weight Classification (Kindergarten Through 12th Grade)

CategoryYear 1 (2003–2004)Year 2 (2004–2005)Year 3 (2005–2006)Year 4 (2006–2007)
Overweight, %20.920.820.520.6
At risk for overweight, %17.217.217.117.2
Healthy weight, %60.160.160.560.4
Underweight, %1.81.91.91.8
Total No. of students assesseda347 753368 871369 416366 801
  • a Results include all data available for years 1, 2, and 3 for kindergarten through 12th grade and data received by June 6, 2007, for year 4.

  • Data source: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. Assessment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity in Arkansas: Year Four (Fall 2006Spring 2007), Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement; 2007. Available at: www.achi.net/ChildObDocs/ACHI_2007_BMI_Online_State_Report.pdf.