Student Weight Status Category Reporting Results: Beginning 2010

health.data.ny.gov | Last Updated 11 Apr 2019

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). The dataset includes separate estimates of the percent of students overweight, obese and overweight or obese for all reportable grades within the county and/or region and by grade groups (elementary and middle/high).

Tags: bmi, chronic disease, childhood obesity, swscr, community health and chronic disease

This dataset has the following 18 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
LOCATION CODElocation_codetext6-digit code identifying the location type. For school districts, this is the 6-digit NYSED district BEDS code. For counties, this is the 6-digit NYSED county code. Regional codes range from 100000 – 700000. Statewide = 000000.
COUNTYcountytextNYS county
AREA NAMEarea_nametextSchool district, county, or region name
REGIONregiontextNYS region
SCHOOL YEARSschool_yearstextSchool years covered by reporting cycle
NO. OVERWEIGHToverweight_1numberNumber of students in 85th to 94th percentile (Overweight). For children aged 2-19 years of age, overweight and obese are defined by plotting calculated Body-Mass Index (BMI).
PCT OVERWEIGHToverweight_2numberPercentage of students in 85th to 94th percentile (Overweight). For children aged 2-19 years of age, overweight and obese are defined by plotting calculated Body-Mass Index (BMI).
NO. OBESEobese_1numberNumber of students at or above the 95th percentile (Obese). For children aged 2-19 years of age, overweight and obese are defined by plotting calculated Body-Mass Index (BMI).
PCT OBESEobese_2numberPercentage of students at or above the 95th percentile (Obese). For children aged 2-19 years of age, overweight and obese are defined by plotting calculated Body-Mass Index (BMI).
NO. OVERWEIGHT OR OBESEoverweight_or_obese_1numberNumber of students at or above the 85th percentile (Overweight or obese). For children aged 2-19 years of age, overweight and obese are defined by plotting calculated Body-Mass Index (BMI).
PCT OVERWEIGHT OR OBESEoverweight_or_obese_2numberPercentage of students at or above the 85th percentile (Overweight or obese). For children aged 2-19 years of age, overweight and obese are defined by plotting calculated Body-Mass Index (BMI).
GRADE LEVELgrade_categorytextGrade category (Elementary (grades Pre-K, K, 2 & 4); Middle/high (grades 7 & 10); or District total (grades Pre-K, K, 2, 4, 7 & 10))
AREA TYPEarea_typetextArea type definition (Statewide, excluding NYC; Region; County; School District)
STREET ADDRESSstreet_addresstextStreet address of school district home office
CITYcitytextCity of school district home office
STATEstatetextState of school district home office
ZIP CODEzip_codetextZip code of school district home office
Location 1location_1locationLatitude and longitude of district home or county (blank for region and statewide)