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1998 CalTEENS Data Tables

The California Teen Eating, Exercise, and Nutrition Survey is the most comprehensive survey of teen dietary intake and activity in the state. It also captures information about factors influencing these behaviors such as barriers, self-efficacy, and knowledge of healthy choices.

The 1998 CalTEENS data tables include in depth analyses of California adolescents eating behaviors for several types of food including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk and dairy products, legumes, protein rich animal foods, high-fat foods, soda and sweets. The physical activity component of the survey covers daily participation in various forms of physical activity, including physical education, organized sports, computer usage, and TV watching. Self-reported height and weight data are gathered to determine Body Mass Index and prevalence of overweight. CalTEENS also assesses the knowledge, motivation, and self-efficacy to eat healthfully and be physically active, as well as the perceived barriers to these behaviors. In addition, various environmental and attitudinal factors associated with health behaviors, such as eating at fast food restaurants, access to candy and soft drinks at school, school lunches, belief about foods needed for good health, dieting practices and perceived ideal weight are examined.

Note: The corrected 1998 CalTEENS data tables were updated to reflect the cut points for "Overweight" and "At Risk for Overweight" used in the 2000 CDC Growth Charts. Highlighted data were revised from the original CalTEENS 1998 report released in 2000.

For more information regarding the CalTEENS survey, contact Carolyn Kitzmann at carolyn.kitzmann@cdph.ca.gov.

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Table of Contents

  • Foods and Physical Activity Recommended for Better Health
  • Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
  • Consumption of Whole Grain Products, High Fiber Cereals, and Beans
  • Consumption of Milk Products
  • Meat Consumption
  • Indicators of a Less Healthy Diet
  • Meals and Out-of-Home Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Dietary Practices and Body Weight
  • Tobacco Use
  • Self-Efficacy, Behavioral Capability, and Social Environment
  • Foods and Physical Activity 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 3: Servings of Fruits, Juices, Salads, and Vegetables Consumed by California Adolescents
  • Table 4: California Adolescents Who Reported Eating Less than 1 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 10: Servings of Whole Grain Breads and Tortillas Eaten by California Adolescents
  • Table 11: Total Servings of Whole Grain Products Eaten by California Adolescents
  • Table 12: Consumption of Cereal and Whole Grain Cereal by California Adolescents
  • Table 13: Cross Tabulation of Whole Grain Consumption Among California Adolescents by Belief in the Number of Servings Needed
  • Table 14: Belief by California Adolescents About the Number of Servings of Whole Grain Breads, Tortillas and High Fiber Cereal Needed Each Day for Good Health
  • Table 15: Servings of Beans Eaten by California Adolescents
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    Consumption of Milk Products

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  • Table 16: Servings of Each Milk Product (Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, and Diary 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 19: Consumption of Other Milk Products by California Adolescents
  • Table 20: Belief by California Adolescents About the Number of Servings of Dairy Products Needed Each Day for Good Health
  • Table 21: Cross Tabulation of Milk Product Consumption Among California Adolescents by Belief in the Number of Servings Needed
  • Table 22: Reasons Why California Adolescents Drink 1% or Nonfat Milk
  • Table 23: Barriers to Drinking 1% of Nonfat Milk Among California Adolescents
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    Meat Consumption 

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  • Table 24: Consumption of Beef and Belief About the Number of Servings of Meat Needed for Good Health Among California Adolescents
  • Table 25: Cross Tabulation of Beef Consumption Among California Adolescents by Belief in the Number of Servings of Meat Needed
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    Indicators of a 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 1 Serving of High Calorie, Low Nutrient Foods by California Adolescents
  • Table 28: Proportion of California Adolescents Who Ate Salad and Used Low Fat/Reduced Fat Salad Dressing
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    Meals and Out-of-Home Eating 

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  • Table 29: Prevalence of Hunger Among California Adolescents
  • Table 30: Consumption of Meals Among California Adolescents
  • Table 31: Consumption of School Lunch Among California Adolescents
  • Table 32: Comparison of Consumption of Fruits, Vegetables, and Milk for California Adolescents Who Did and Did not Eat a School Lunch
  • Table 33: Cross Tabulation of the Effect of School Lunch or Fast Food on Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables, Dairy Products, Whole Grains, and High Calorie, Low Nutrient Foods
  • Table 34: Prevalence of Eating at Fast Food Restaurant Among California Adolescents
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    Physical Activity 

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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 38: Belief by California Adolescents About the Amount of Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity Needed for Good Health
  • Table 39: Participation in School Physical Education and Organized Sports Among California Adolescents
  • Table 40: Duration of Sedentary Activities Among California Adolescents 
  • Table 41: Reasons Why California Adolescents Are Physically Active
  • Table 42: Barriers to Getting More Physical Activity Among California Adolescents
  • Table 43: Cross Tabulation of Level of Physical Activity Among California Adolescents with Belief About How Much Physical Activity Is Needed
  • 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 46: Comparison of Self-Reported Weight and Ideal Weight Reported by California Adolescents
  • Table 47: Cross Tabulation of Trying to Lose Weight and Eating High Calorie, Low Nutrient Foods Among California Adolescents
  • Table 48: Cross Tabulation of Trying to Lose Weight and Exercising Among California Adolescents
  • Table 49: Weight Loss and Dieting Practices of California Adolescents
  • Table 50: California Adolescents Who Reported Being Vegetarians
  • Table 51: California Adolescents Who Reported Using Nutritional Supplements
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    Tobacco Use 

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  • Table 52: Prevalence of Tobacco Use Among California Adolescents Self-Efficacy, Behavioral Capability, and Social Environment
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    Self-Efficacy, Behavioral Capability, and Social Environment

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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 54: Reinforcement for Healthy Eating Among California Adolescents
  • Table 55: Association of Gardening with Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among California Adolescents
  • Table 56: Environmental Factors for Healthy Eating Among California Adolescents
  • Table 57: Self-Efficacy 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 61: Reinforcement and Self-Efficacy for Being Physically Active Among California Adolescents
  • Table 62: Bonding and Belonging Construct for Physical Activity Among California Adolescents
  • Table 63: Proximity to Exercise Facilities
  • Table 64: Cross Tabulation of Self-Reported School Performance by Other Health Indicators Among California Adolescents
  • Table 65: Range of Available Spending Money Reported by California Adolescents
  • Table 66: Proportion of California Adolescents Who Are Employed and Available Spending Money Reported by California Adolescents
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