Explore State Data
In West Virginia, 24.8% of youth ages 10 to 17 have obesity, giving West Virginia a ranking of 51 among the 50 states and D.C. This page includes West Virginia data in four areas: the latest data on obesity, diabetes, and hypertension; how federal nutrition policies impact West Virginia; health behaviors and outcomes among high school students; and policies enacted by West Virginia to support health and prevent obesity.
Rates, Ranks, and Trends
Several federal datasets provide the latest health information for children, adolescents, and adults. Below are the current obesity rates among various age groups, the diabetes and hypertension rates for adults, rankings among all states, and trends over time.
Childhood Nutrition Data
National programs and policies can make it easier for children to access healthier foods and beverages. The number of children participating in each of these programs varies from state to state. See participation numbers and rates below, or visit the full interactive feature.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- Children
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - White
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - African-American
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Hispanic
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Food Insecurity (CFI)
High Schooler Health Data
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) surveys high school students to better understand a variety of health issues and behaviors. This feature includes data related to obesity, nutrition, and physical activity.