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    Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    U.S. OBESITY AMONG WOMEN

    32.2% of White U.S. women obese, 58.5% of Black women, 44.9% of Mexican-American women

    “However, women’s rates vary significantly:
    32.2 percent among White women;
    58.5 percent among Black women; and
    44.9 percent among Mexican-American women,”
    according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 12:00 pm | [0] comments

    Sunday, September 02, 2012

    OBESITY IN THE U.S.

    46% of men are obese when defined as having more than 25% body fat

    Forty-six percent (46%) of U.S. men are obese when defined as having more than 25% body fat or more according to a study by Eric Braverman, MD and Nirav R. Shah, MD.

    Using a BMI cutoff of 30, only 26% of these men were classified as obese.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 2:54 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE U.S.

    74% of women are obese when defined as having more than 30% body fat

    Seventy-four percent (74%) of U.S. women are obese when defined as having more than 30% body fat or more according to a study by Eric Braverman, MD and Nirav R. Shah, MD.

    Using a BMI cutoff of 30, only 26% of these women were classified as obese.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 2:30 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, March 26, 2012

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Prevalence of obesity varies nearly 10-fold among countries; 4% in Japan and Korea, to 34% in the US

    "The prevalence of obesity... varies tenfold among [34] countries, from a low of 4% in Japan and Korea, to 30% or more in the United States and Mexico," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    It's mission is to "promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 3:23 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Women more likely to be obese in Chile, Turkey and Mexico; men in Russia, Luxembourg and Spain

    "In Chile, Turkey and Mexico, a greater proportion of women are obese, whereas in the Russian Federation, Luxembourg and Spain men are more likely to be obese," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    It's mission is to "promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 3:09 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Obesity prevalence has more than doubled over the past 20 years in Australia and New Zealand

    "Obesity prevalence has more than doubled over the past 20 years in Australia and New Zealand, and increased by half in the United Kingdom and the United States," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    It's mission is to "promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 3:00 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Obesity prevalence has more than doubled over the past 20 years in Australia and New Zealand

    "Obesity prevalence has more than doubled over the past 20 years in Australia and New Zealand, and increased by half in the United Kingdom and the United States," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 2:40 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    20-24% of adults in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland are obese

    "Some 20-24% of adults in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland are obese, about the same rate as in the United States in the early 1990s," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    "Obesity rates in many western European countries have also increased substantially over the past decade. The rapid rise occurred regardless of where levels stood two decades ago.


    "Obesity almost doubled in both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, even though the current rate in the Netherlands is around half that in the United Kingdom."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 2:30 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    In most countries, the rise in obesity has affected all population groups

    "In most countries, the rise in obesity has affected all population groups, regardless of sex, age, race, income or education level, but to varying extents," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    "Evidence from a number of countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States) indicates that obesity tends to be more common among individuals in disadvantaged socio-economic groups, especially women.


    "There is also a relationship between the number of years spent in full-time education and obesity, with the most educated individuals displaying lower rates.


    "Again, the gradient in obesity is stronger in women than in men."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 2:10 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Obesity is a known risk factor for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and some cancers

    "The rise in overweight and obesity is a major public health concern," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    "Obesity is a known risk factor for numerous health problems, including hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory problems (asthma), musculoskeletal diseases (arthritis) and some forms of cancer.


    "Mortality risk also increases sharply once the overweight threshold is crossed (Sassi, 2010)."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 2:00 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Obesity among US males 32.2%; US females 35.5%

    Here is a table showing the prevalence of obesity in males versus females in various countries.

    Obesity among US male adults is 32.2%, whereas obesity among US female adults is 35.5%.


    It is from a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 1:50 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Obesity in the US has increased from 23% in 1990 to 31% in 2000 to 34% in 2009

    Obesity among US adults has increased from 23% in 1990 to 31% in 2000 to 34% in 2009 as shown in the attached chart from a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 1:30 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 1999-2000, 14% of US boys, 2-19 years old, were obese, by 2009-2010, 18.6% were obese

    In 1999-2000, 14% of US boys, 2-19 years old, were obese, by 2009-2010, 18.6% were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:48 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 1999-2000, 13.8% of US girls, 2-19 years old, were obese, by 2009-2010, 15% were obese

    In 1999-2000, 13.8% of US girls, 2-19 years old, were obese, by 2009-2010, 15% were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:46 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 1999-2000, 27.5% of US men were obese, by 2009-2010, 35.5% were obese

    In 1999-2000, 27.5% of US men were obese, and by 2009-2010 the prevalence had increased to 35.5% according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:43 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 1999-2000, 33.4% of US women were obese, by 2009-2010, 35.8% were obese

    In 1999-2000, 33.4% of US women were obese, and by 2009-2010 the prevalence had increased to 35.8% according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:42 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009-2010, 37 million US men and 41 million US women over the age of 20 were obese

    In 2009–2010, 37 million US men and 41 million US women over the age of 20 were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:40 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009-2010, 18.6% of US boys were obese

    In 2009-2010, 18.6% of US boys, 2-19 years old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:31 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009-2010, 15% of US girls were obese

    In 2009-2010, 15% of US girls, 2-19 years old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:30 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009-2010, 14.4% of US boys, 2- to 5-years-old, were obese

    In 2009-2010, 14.4% of US boys, 2- to 5-years-old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:28 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009-2010, 9.6% of US girls, 2- to 5-years-old, were obese

    In 2009-2010, 9.6% of US girls, 2- to 5-years-old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:28 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009-2010, 20.1% of US boys, 6- to 11-years-old, were obese

    In 2009-2010, 20.1% of US boys, 6- to 11-years-old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:27 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009-2010, 19.6% of US boys, 12-19 years old, were obese

    In 2009-2010, 19.6% of US boys, 12-19 years old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:25 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009-2010, 17.1% of US girls, 12-19 years old, were obese

    In 2009-2010, 17.1% of US girls, 12-19 years old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:24 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    Between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010, the prevalence of obesity increased among boys, but not among girls

    Between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010, there was an increase in the prevalence of obesity among boys, but not among girls according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:23 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    Between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010, the prevalence of obesity increased among men, but not among women

    Between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010, the prevalence of obesity increased among men, but not among women according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:22 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009-2010, over 78 million US adults and 12.5 million US children and adolescents were obese

    In 2009-2010, over 78 million US adults and about 12.5 million US children and adolescents were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:18 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009-2010, 35.7% of U.S. adults were obese according to US Centers for Disease Control

    In 2009-2010, 35.7% of U.S. adults were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:10 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009-2010, 16.9% of U.S. children were obese according to US Centers for Disease Control

    In 2009-2010, 16.9% of U.S. children were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:02 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, August 02, 2011

    BODY FAT

    Average American men have 28% body fat according to 1999-2004 national survey

    Average American men have 28% body fat according to data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) 1999-2004. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 02, 2011 10:20 am | [0] comments

    BODY FAT

    Average American women have 40% body fat according to 1999-2004 national survey

    Average American women have 40% body fat according to data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) 1999-2004. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 02, 2011 10:18 am | [0] comments

    Friday, July 22, 2011

    OBESITY IN THE US

    Obesity rates in US states by gender

    Here is a table showing the adult obesity rates in US states by gender -- Men and Women -- as shown in the report "F" as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future from Trust for America's Health, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 9:12 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    Rates of Obesity by U.S. States, 20 years ago, 15 years ago, 10 years ago and currently

    Here is a table showing the percentage of adults who are obese in each US state, 20 years ago, 15 years ago, 10 years ago, and currently as shown in the report "F" as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future from Trust for America's Health, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 9:12 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    Rates of Obesity & Overweight by U.S. States, 20 years ago, 15 years ago, 10 years ago and currently

    Here is a table showing the percentage of adults who are obese and overweight in each US state, 20 years ago, 15 years ago, 10 years ago, and currently as shown in the report “F” as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future from Trust for America’s Health, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 9:05 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    Obesity rates in US states by race

    Here is a table showing the adult obesity rates in US states by race as shown in the report "F" as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future from Trust for America's Health, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 9:01 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    Obesity rates in US states by household income

    Here is a table showing the adult obesity rates in US states by household income as shown in the report "F" as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future from Trust for America's Health, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 8:50 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    Obesity rates in US states by education level

    Here is a table showing the adult obesity rates in US states by education level as shown in the report "F" as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future from Trust for America's Health, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 8:40 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    Obesity rates in US states by poverty rates

    Here is a table showing the adult obesity rates in US states by poverty rates as shown in the report "F" as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future from Trust for America's Health, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 8:30 am | [0] comments

    CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN THE US

    Childhood obesity rates in US states

    Here is a table showing the childhood obesity rates in US states for children 10- to 17-years-old as shown in the report "F" as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future from Trust for America's Health, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 8:20 am | [0] comments

    CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN THE US

    Childhood obesity rates in US states; states with the highest and lowest rates

    Here is a table showing the childhood obesity rates in US states for children 10- to 17-years-old in the states with the highest and lowest rates of obesity as shown in the report "F" as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future from Trust for America's Health, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 8:10 am | [0] comments
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