NYS Weight Status Data Reporting and Obesity Statistics

Student Weight Status Category Reporting Survey Results

The Student Weight Status Category Reporting System (SWSCR) collects weight status category data (underweight, healthy weight, overweight or obese, based on BMI-for-age percentile) on children and adolescents attending public school in New York State, outside New York City.

Beginning in 2010, all data reported through the Student Weight Status Category Reporting System have been released on Health Data New York. The headings below describe different ways the data from SWSCR can be accessed and manipulated through Health Data NY. Prior to 2010, data from SWSCR were released through printable report and continue to be incorporated into reports released to the public. These reports are accessible through web-links posted on this page.

Health Data New York

The Health Data NY site is an open data site maintained by the New York State Department of Health devoted to providing access to health data. The site allows health care providers, researchers, legislators, advocates, academics, and the general public to analyze and download valuable health data in a variety of formats; review comprehensive metadata; create visualizations of the data; embed data and visualizations into their respective web sites with automatic refreshes from health.data.ny.gov; utilize Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to build mobile applications; and share data and visualizations through popular social media tools like Twitter and Facebook.

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Page Updated 8/8/19