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2004 California Teen Eating, Exercise and Nutrition Survey (CalTEENS)

The 2004 California Teen Eating, Exercise and Nutrition Survey (CalTEENS) data tables provide detailed information about California adolescent eating and physical activity behaviors.  Similar to 2000 and 2002 data, the 2004 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. 

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 for the 2002 and 2004 datasets.  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 Rider at Carolyn.Rider@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

  • Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
  • Consumption of Whole Grain Products, High Fiber Cereals, and Beans
  • Consumption of Dairy or Milk Products
  • Indicators of Less Healthy Diet
  • Food Security, Food Assistance and Meal Patterns
  • Physical Activity and Inactivity
  • Dietary Practices and Body Weight
  • Behaviors Associated with Eating and Physical Activity
  • School Environment 
  • 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 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 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
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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
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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 34b: Typical Weekly Frequency of Eating at Fast Food Restaurants 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
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    Food Security, Food Assistance and Meal Patterns

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  • Table 29: Prevalence of Hunger among California Adolescents
  • Table 90: Food Assistance Among California Adolescents
  • Table 97: Income Related Food Risk Among California Adolescents
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    Physical Activity and Inactivity

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  • 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 38: Distribution of California Adolescents' Perceived Duration of Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity Needed for Maintaining Good Health per Day and Number of Days per Week
  • Table 39: Participation in School Physical Education and Organized Sports among California Adolescents
  • Table 40: Amount of Time Spent Watching Television and using Computers 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 93: Top Ten Most Common Forms of Exercise or Physical Activity
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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 46a: Perception of Ideal Weight in Relation to Body Mass Index as Reported by California Adolescents
  • Table 49a: Weight Loss and Dieting Practices of California Adolescents
  • Table 49b: Dieting Behaviors among California Adolescents Reporting Recent Attempt at Weight Loss
  • Table 94: California Adolescents' Weight Goals
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    Behaviors Associated with Eating and Physical Activity

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  • Table 56a: Availability of Food Options Healthy Outside of the Home among California Adolescents
  • Table 63: Access to a Safe Place to Exercise among California Adolescents
  • Table 65: Range of Available Spending Money Reported by California Adolescents
  • Table 92: Californian Adolescents Whose Parents Limit Soda and Low Nutrient Snack Food at Home
  • Table 95: Perception of Healthy Eating and Physical Education among Policies at School California Adolescents
  • Table 96: Perception of Advertising and Menu Labeling Policy among California Adolescents
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    School Environment

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  • Table 78a: Prevalence of Fast Food, Student Stores, and Vending Machines at School Among California Adolescents
  • Table 88: Walking and Biking to and from School among California Adolescents
  • Table 90a: Prevalence of Free or Reduced Price Breakfast or Lunch among California Adolescents
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