What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the percent of high school students who reported consuming a sugar-sweetened beverage one or more times per day during the previous week.

Why is this indicator important?

Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest source of added sugar and an important contributor of calories in the U.S. diet (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). They tend to have few, if any, other nutrients, and consumption of these beverages has been linked to increased risk for obesity, diabetes, elevated triglycerides, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, elevated uric acid levels, gout, and dental caries.

About the data

Community: Indiana

Reference: U.S.

Goal: State Obesity Plan

Measurement Period: 2011

Category: Exercise, Nutrition & Weight

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

Reference Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance