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2002 California Teen Eating, Exercise and Nutrition Survey (CalTEENS)

The 2002 California Teen Eating, Exercise and Nutrition Survey (CalTEENS) data tables provide detailed information about California adolescent eating and physical activity behaviors.  Similar to 2000 data, the 2002 CalTEENS data covers dietary intake and practices, physical and sedentary activity, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs associated with eating and exercise, as well as factors that influence these behaviors, such as out-of-home eating, social norms, school environment, body weight status, and weight loss practices.  The table numbering system is the same over progressing years for ease of reference.  The 2002 data analysis for fruits and vegetables was slightly modified to include only juices made from 100% fruit juice. 

Using a 30-35 minute telephone survey, 1204 teens between the ages of 12-17 were interviewed. Smoking habits, physical activity habits, overweight status, and risk for food insecurity variables were included on the demographic tables in order to examine clustering behaviors.  A "Smoker" was defined as a respondent who reported smoking a whole cigarette in the past thirty days.  A respondent was considered to get "Regular" exercise if he/she reported moderate or vigorous exercise for 30 minutes or longer three or more times in the week prior to the survey. A respondent was considered "At Risk for Overweight or Overweight" if their body composition was calculated at BMI greater than or equal to 85th percentile for their gender and age according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Growth Charts, 2000.1 The category of "Income Related Food Risk" was newly created with the 2002 dataset.  Since teens cannot meaningfully be asked about family earnings, it is a surrogate measure of low income.  Teens responding to being hungry in the past 12 months and/or living in households receiving food stamp benefits and/or WIC benefits were considered as experiencing "Income Related Food Risk".    For more information regarding the CalTEENS survey, contact Carolyn Kitzmann at carolyn.kitzmann@cdph.ca.gov.

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics; Clinical Growth Charts, http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhanes/growthcharts/clinical_charts.htm

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Table of Contents

  • Foods Recommended for Better Health
  • Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
  • Consumption of Whole Grain Products, High Fiber Cereals, and Beans
  • Consumption of Dairy or Milk Products
  • Consumption of Meats
  • Indicators of Less Healthy Diet
  • Food Security and Meal Patterns
  • Physical Activity and Inactivity
  • Dietary Practices and Body Weight
  • Behaviors Associated with Eating and Physical Activity
  • School Environment
  • Foods Recommended for Better Health

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  • Table 1: Healthy Eating Practices Score among California Adolescents
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    Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

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  • Table 2: Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Eaten by California Adolescents
  • Table 2a: Consumption of Five or More Servings of Fruits and Vegetables among California Adolescents
  • Table 3: Servings of Fruits, Juices, Salads, and Vegetables Consumed by California Adolescents
  • Table 4: California Adolescents Who Reported Eating Less than One Serving of Fruits and Vegetables, No Fruits or Juices, and No Vegetables or Salads
  • Table 5: Proportion of California Adolescents Who Ate the Recommended Servings of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Table 6: Belief by California Adolescents About the Number of Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Needed Each Day for Good Health
  • Table 7: Cross Tabulation of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among California Adolescents by Belief in the Number of Servings Needed
  • Table 8: Reasons Why California Adolescents Are Eating More Fruits and Vegetables
  • Table 9: Barriers to Eating More Fruits and Vegetables among California Adolescents
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    Consumption of Whole Grain Products, High Fiber Cereals, and Beans

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  • Table 11: Total Servings of Whole Grain Products Eaten by California Adolescents
  • Table 15: Servings of Beans Eaten by California Adolescents
  • Consumption of Dairy or Milk Products
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    Consumption of Dairy or Milk Products

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  • Table 16: Mean Servings of Each Milk Product (Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, and Dairy Desserts) Consumed by California Adolescents
  • Table 17: Total Servings of Milk and Milk Products (Cheese, Yogurt and Dairy Desserts) Consumed by California Adolescents
  • Table 18: Type of Milk Consumed by California Adolescents
  • Table 20: Belief by California Adolescents about the Number of Servings of Dairy Products Needed Each Day for Good Health
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    Consumption of High Protein Foods

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  • Table 24: Consumption of High Protein Foods and Belief about the Number of Servings of Meat Needed for Good Health among California Adolescents
  • Table 91: Consumption of Soy Products among California Adolescents
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    Indicators of Less Healthy Diet

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  • Table 26: Consumption of Each Category of High Calorie, Low Nutrient Foods among California Adolescents
  • Table 27: Consumption of More Than One Serving of High Calorie, Low Nutrient Foods and Beverages by California Adolescents
  • Table 67: Consumption of Diet Soft Drinks or Diet Sweetened Beverages among California Adolescents
  • Table 68: Mean Consumption of Soft Drinks or Sweetened Beverages among California Adolescents
  • Table 69: Consumption of Soft Drinks or Sweetened Beverages among California Adolescents
  • Table 70: Cross Tabulation of Consumption of Soda or Sweetened Beverages by Servings of Fruit and Vegetables and Milk among California Adolescents
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    Food Security and Meal Patterns

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  • Table 29: Prevalence of Hunger among California Adolescents
  • Table 29a: Cross Tabulation of Food Security by Food Assistance
  • Table 30: Consumption of Meals among California Adolescents
  • Table 31: Consumption of School Lunch among California Adolescents
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    Physical Activity and Inactivity

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  • Table 35: Frequency of Physical Activity in the Past Week among California Adolescents
  • Table 36: Proportion of California Adolescents Reporting One Hour or More of Physical Activity, Exercise or Sport on the Previous Day
  • Table 37: Amount of Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity Reported on the Previous Day by California Adolescents
  • Table 39: Participation in School Physical Education and Organized Sports among California Adolescents
  • Table 40: Duration of Sedentary Activities among California Adolescents
  • Table 40a: Prevalence of Extended Television Time among California Adolescents
  • Table 40b: Prevalence of California Adolescents Having Televisions in Their Bedrooms
  • Table 40c: Duration of Sedentary Activities among California Adolescents
  • Table 42: Barriers to Getting More Physical Activity among California Adolescents
  • Table 44: Cross Tabulation of Time Spent in Physical Activity by California Adolescents with Belief About How Much Physical Activity is Needed
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    Dietary Practices and Body Weight

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  • Table 45: Distribution of Overweight Status of California Adolescents Based on Body Mass Index
  • Table 49: Weight Loss Practices of California Adolescents
  • Table 49a: Types of Weight Loss Practices of California Adolescents
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    Behaviors Associated with Eating and Physical Activity

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  • Table 53: Cross Tabulation of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Healthy Eating Practice Score among California Adolescents By Behavioral Theories
  • Table 55: Association of Gardening with Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among California Adolescents
  • Table 56: Environmental Factors for Healthy Eating among California Adolescents
  • Table 58: Behavioral Capability of California Adolescents
  • Table 59: Cross Tabulation of Health Education With Physical Activity among California Adolescents
  • Table 60: Cross Tabulation of Physical Activity among California Adolescents By Behavioral Theories
  • Table 63: California Adolescents Access to a Safe Place to Exercise
  • Table 65: Range of Available Spending Money Reported by California Adolescents
  • Table 92: Californian Adolescents Whose Parents Limit Soda and Snack Food Intake
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    School Environment

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  • Table 71: Access in School to Fast Food, High Calorie, Low Nutrient Foods Through Vending Machines and Student Stores among California Adolescents
  • Table 81a: Cross Tabulation of Consumption of School Breakfast by Healthy Eating Practices
  • Table 81b: Cross Tabulation of Consumption of School Breakfast by Unhealthy Eating Practices
  • Table 83: Cross Tabulation of School Breakfast Consumption and Taking a Class on Healthy Eating by Healthy Eating Recommendations
  • Table 88: Type of Transportation to School among California Adolescents
  • Table 90: Food Assistance Among California Adolescents
  • Table 90a: California Adolescents that Received Free or Reduced Price School Meals
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