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Friday, June 16, 2017

OBESITY STATISTICS

Excess weight affected 2.2 billion children and adults worldwide in 2015 or 30% of all people

“In 2015, excess weight affected 2.2 billion children and adults worldwide, or 30% of all people,” according to a new report on overweight and obesity in 195 countries in the last 25 years.

“This includes nearly 108 million children and more than 600 million adults with BMI exceeding 30, the threshold for obesity, according to the study.”

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OBESITY STATISTICS

4 Million People Die Each Year Worldwide from Being Overweight or Obese

“Of the 4 million deaths attributed to excess body weight in 2015, nearly 40% occurred among people whose body mass index (BMI) fell below the threshold considered ‘obese’ according to a new report on overweight and obesity in 195 countries in the last 25 years.

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OBESITY STATISTICS

In 2015, a total of 108 million children and 604 million adults were obese worldwide

In 2015, a total of 108 million children and 604 million adults were obese worldwide according to a new report on overweight and obesity in 195 countries in the last 25 years.

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OBESITY STATISTICS

Obesity has doubled in 70 countries since 1980

“Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity has doubled in more than 70 countries and has continuously increased in most other countries” according to a new report on overweight and obesity in 195 countries in the last 25 years.

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OBESITY STATISTICS

More than two thirds of deaths related to being overweight were due to cardiovascular disease

“More than two thirds of deaths related to high BMI were due to cardiovascular disease” according to a new report on overweight and obesity in 195 countries in the last 25 years.

 

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

GLOBAL OBESITY

Worldwide, men who are overweight or obese increased from 28.8% in 1980 to 36.9% in 2013

Worldwide the proportion of adult men with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2 or greater, meaning that they are overweight or obese, increased from 28.8% in 1980 to 36.9% in 2013 according to a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Worldwide, women who are overweight or obese increased from 29.8% in 1980 to 38% in 2013

Worldwide the proportion of adult women with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2 or greater, meaning that they are overweight or obese, increased from 29.8 in 1980 to 38.0% in 2013 according to a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Overweight and obesity in boys in developed countries increased from 16.9% in 1980 to 23.8% in 2013

The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in children and adolescents in developed countries from 16.9% in 1980 to 23.8% in 2013 for boys according to a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Overweight and obesity in girls in developed countries increased from 16.2% in 1980 to 22.6% in 2013

The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in children and adolescents in developed countries from 16.2% in 1980 to 22.6% in 2013 for girls according to a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Overweight and obesity in boys in developing countries increased from 8.1% in 1980 to 12.9% in 2013

The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in children and adolescents in developing countries from 8.1% in 1980 to 12.9% in 2013 for boys according to a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Overweight and obesity in girls in developing countries increased from 8.4% in 1980 to 13.4% in 2013

The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in children and adolescents in developing countries from 8.4% in 1980 to 13.4% in 2013 for girls according to a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and 4% of years of life lost

In 2010 it was estimated that worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and is responsible for 4% of years of life lost as noted in a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and 4% of years of life lost

In 2010 it was estimated that worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and is responsible for 4% of years of life lost as noted in a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Worldwide, overweight and obesity increased from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013

The number of overweight and obese individuals worldwide increased from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013 according to a new report on global obesity.

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Saturday, January 04, 2014

WORLDWIDE OBESITY

Overweight or obese adults in developing world increased 3.6-fold from 1980 to 2008, 904M vs 250M

“In the developing world, the number of overweight or obese adults more than tripled [3.6-fold] from 250 million in 1980 to 904 million in 2008,” according to a new report titled Future Diets published in January 2014 by Overseas Development Institute.

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WORLDWIDE OBESITY

Adult overweight or obesity worldwide increased from 23% in 1980 to 34% in 2008, 1.46 billion people

“Globally the percentage of adults who were overweight or obese grew from 23% in 1980 to 34% in 2008 [a total of 1.46 billion people], with the vast majority of this increase seen in the developing world. Here, the numbers of people affected more than tripled, from around 250 million people in 1980 to
 904 million in 2008. By contrast, the number of people who were overweight or obese in high-income countries increased 1.7 times over the same period,’’ according to a new report titled Future Diets published in January 2014 by Overseas Development Institute.

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WORLDWIDE OBESITY

More adults were overweight or obese in developing countries than rich countries, 904M vs 557M

“More adults were overweight or obese in developing countries than in rich countries [904 million versus 557 million] in 2008,” according to a new report titled Future Diets published in January 2014 by Overseas Development Institute.

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WORLDWIDE OBESITY

North Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America have percentage overweight as Europe (57% to 58%)

“North Africa and the Middle East, and Latin America now have almost the same percentage of overweight or obese people as Europe [57-58%],” according to a new report titled Future Diets published in January 2014 by Overseas Development Institute.

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WORLDWIDE OBESITY

Consumption of sugar and sweeteners worldwide has risen by over 20% per person between 1961 and 2009

“An indicator of changing diets is the increasing consumption of sugar and sweeteners, which has risen by over 20% per person between 1961 and 2009,” according to a new report titled Future Diets published in January 2014 by Overseas Development Institute.

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WORLDWIDE OBESITY

South Koreans ate 300% more fruit in 2009 compared to 1980 thanks to government-led campaigns

“South Koreans ate 300% more fruit and 10% more vegetables in 2009 compared to 1980 thanks to concerted government-led campaigns,” according to a new report titled Future Diets published in January 2014 by Overseas Development Institute.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

9.8% of U.S. female high school students are obese, 15.4% are overweight

9.8% of U.S. high school females are obese, and 15.4% are overweight according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

11.5% of White U.S. high school students are obese, 18.2% of Blacks, and 14.1% of Hispanics

11.5% of White U.S. high school students are obese, 18.2% of Black U.S. high school students, and 14.1% of Hispanic U.S. high school students according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

7.7% of White U.S. high school girls are obese, 18.6% of Black girls, and 8.6% of Hispanic girls

7.7% of White U.S. high school girls are obese, 18.6% of Black U.S. high school girls, and 8.6% of Hispanic U.S. high school girls are obese according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

15% of White U.S. high school boys are obese, 17.7% of Black boys, and 19.2% of Hispanic boys

15% of White U.S. high school boys are obese, 17.7% of Black U.S. high school boys, and 19.2% of Hispanic U.S. high school boys are obese according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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U.S OBESITY

U.S. obesity rates by sex and age for each U.S state

A table of U.S. obesity rates by age and sex for each U.S. state is attached.

This if from the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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EXTREME OBESITY IN U.S.

Extremely obese U.S. adults, 100 lbs over ideal body weight, grew from 1.4% in 1980 to 6.3% in 2010

“Extreme Obesity Rates Rising Among Adults and Children: the number of extremely obese adults and children also has grown significantly over time. the rate of extremely obese adults grew from 1.4 percent from 1976–1980 to 6.3 percent during 2009–2010,” according to Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

“An individual is considered extremely obese if his or her body mass index (BMI) is greater than or equal to 40, which is roughly the equivalent of being 100 pounds or more above ideal body weight.

“The number of extremely obese women is nearly twice that of men (8.1 percent versus 4.4 percent).

“For children and teens ages 2 to 19, severe obesity grew from 1.1 percent among boys and 1.3 percent among girls during 1976 to 1980 to 5.1 percent among boys and 4.7 percent among girls during 1999 to 2006.

“Rates were particularly high among Hispanic boys (9 percent) and non-Hispanic Black girls (12.6 percent).”

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U.S OBESITY

U.S. Obesity rates by state as well as hypertension, diabetes and physical inactivity

A table of obesity rates for each U.S. state is attached.

This if from the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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U.S OBESITY

U.S. Childhood obesity rates by state as well as physical inactivity

A table of childhood obesity rates for each U.S. state is attached.

This if from the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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OBESITY & MORTALITY

Obesity among U.S. boys 2-19 years old increased from 14% in 2000 to 18.6% in 2010

“Childhood Obesity Rates Stabilizing: Researchers at the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) report that rates of childhood obesity have remained statistically the same for the past 10 years, with the exception of the prevalence of obesity among boys (2 to 19 years old) increased from
14 percent in 1999 to 2000 to
18.6 percent in 2009-2010,”
according to Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

“However, rates of obesity among children ages 2 to 19 are still far too high—more than triple what they were in 1980.”

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN U.S.

16.9% of U.S. children 2-19 years were obese as of 2010 translating to 12 million children

“According to the most recent National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES),
16.9 percent of children ages 2 to 19 are obese, and
31.7 percent are overweight or obese,”
according to Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

“This translates to more than 12 million children and adolescents who are obese and more than 23 million who are either obese or overweight.”

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

U.S. OBESITY

Adult obesity in the U.S. above 30% in 13 states, above 25% in 41 states

“Thirteen states now have adult obesity rates above 30 percent, 41 states have rates of at least 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent, according to the report,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.

“In 1980, no state was above 15 percent;
in 1991, no state was above 20 percent;
in 2000, no state was above 25 percent;
in 2007, only Mississippi was above 30 percent,”

“Since 2005, there has been some evidence that the rate of increase has been slowing.

“In 2005, every state but one experienced an increase in obesity rates;
in 2008, rates increased in 37 states;
in 2010, rates increased in 28 states; and
in 2011, rates increased in 16 states.”

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U.S. OBESITY

Adult obesity in the U.S. highest in Louisiana at 34.7%, Lowest in Colorado at 20.5%

“Of the [U.S.] states with the 20 highest adult obesity rates, only Pennsylvania is not in the South or Midwest.

“For the first time in eight years, Mississippi no longer has the highest rate—Louisiana at 34.7 percent is the highest, followed closely by Mississippi at 34.6 percent.

“Colorado had the lowest rate at 20.5 percent.”

This is according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.

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U.S. OBESITY & EDUCATION LEVEL

U.S. obesity: 35% who did not graduate from high school are obese, but only 21% of college graduates

“Obesity rates vary by education. More than 35 percent of adults (ages 26 and above) who did not graduate high school are obese, compared with 21.3 percent of those who graduated from college or technical college,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.

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U.S. OBESITY & INCOME

U.S. obesity: 31% who earn less than $25,000 per year are obese verses 25% who earn $50,000 per year

“Obesity rates vary by income. More than 31 percent of adults (ages 18 and above) who earn less than $25,000 per year were obese, compared with 25.4 percent of those who earn at least $50,000 per year.,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.

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U.S. OBESITY

U.S. obesity: 9 of 10 states with highest rates of type 2 diabetes and hypertension are in the South

“Nine of the 10 states with the highest rates of type 2 diabetes and hypertension are in the South,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.

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U.S. OBESITY

U.S. obesity: Two-thirds (68.7 percent) of American adults are either overweight or obese

“More than two-thirds (68.7 percent) of American adults are either overweight or obese,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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U.S. OBESITY

In the past 30 years US adult obesity rates have more than doubled from 15% in 1980 to 35.7% in 2010

“In the past 30 years, adult obesity rates have more than doubled — from 15 percent in 1976–1980 to 35.7 percent in 2009–2010,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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U.S. OBESITY

The average American adult is more than 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960

“The average American adult is more than 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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U.S. OBESITY

35.8% of U.S. men are obese versus 35.5% of U.S. women

“Gender Gap Closing: Ten years ago, the obesity rate for women was significantly higher than the rate for men — 33.4 percent compared with 27.5 percent,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

“Currently, men’s (35.8 percent) and women’s (35.5 percent) obesity rates are essentially the same.”

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U.S. OBESITY AMONG MEN

36.2% of White U.S. men obese, 38.8% of Black men, 36.6% of Mexican-American men

“Obesity rates for men are relatively similar among different racial/ethnic groups:
36.2 percent among White men;
38.8 percent among Black men; and
36.6 percent among Mexican-American men,”
according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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