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Table 1 Unweighted and weighted prevalence of observed descriptive characteristics

From: Energy balance-related factors associating with adolescent weight loss intent: evidence from the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Variable Level Unweighted Count Unweighted Percent Weighted Percent
Sex Females 7526 51.4% 50.7%
Males 7112 48.6% 49.3%
Age 12 years old or younger 59 0.4% 0.3%
13 years old 22 0.2% 0.1%
14 years old 1922 13.1% 11.7%
15 years old 3586 24.4% 24.5%
16 years old 3688 25.1% 25.4%
17 years old 3611 24.6% 24.2%
18 years old 1796 12.2% 13.4%
Race/Ethnicity White 6261 44.4% 53.5%
Asian 648 4.5% 3.5%
Black/African American 2796 19.4% 13.4%
Pacific Islander 116 0.8% 0.8%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 137 1.0% 0.5%
Hispanic/Latino 1543 10.7% 9.8%
Multiple-Hispanic/Latino 2104 14.6% 13.1%
Multiple-Non-Hispanic/Latino 823 5.7% 5.5%
  1. A weighting factor was applied to each adolescent to adjust for nonresponse and the oversampling of Black and Hispanic adolescents