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Friday, July 22, 2011

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.
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Percentage of Obese and Overweight U.S. High School Students by Race

Here is a table showing the percentage of obese and overweight U.S. High School students 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 8:00 am | [0] comments

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Percentage of Obese and Overweight U.S. High School Students by Sex

Here is a table showing the percentage of obese and overweight U.S. High School students by sex 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 8:00 am | [0] comments

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Percentage of Obese and Overweight U.S. High School Students by Sex and Race

Here is a table showing the percentage of obese and overweight U.S. High School students by sex and 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 7:50 am | [0] comments

Thursday, July 21, 2011

OBESITY IN THE US

Maps showing the increase in obesity rates in US states

Here are maps showing the increase in obesity rates in US states 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
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Obesity rates in US states

Here is a table showing the adult obesity rates in US states 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 3:00 pm | [0] comments

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US states with the lowest adult obesity rates

Here is a table showing US states with the highest rates of adult 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.

US states with the highest obesity rates are:
  • Colorado 19.8%

  • D.C.19.8%

  • Connecticut 21.8%

  • Massachusetts 22.3%

  • Hawaii 23.1%

  • Utah 23.4%

  • Vermont 23.5%

  • Utah 23.4%

  • Montana 23.8%

  • New Jersey 24.1%

  • Rhode Island 24.3%
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 2:50 pm | [0] comments

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Adult obesity rates rose in 16 US states from 2008 to 2010; No state decreased

"Adult obesity rates rose in 16 states over the past year. No state decreased," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 2:09 pm | [0] comments

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Twelve US states now have obesity rates above 30 percent; 4 years ago only one state did

"Twelve states now have obesity rates above 30 percent: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. Four years ago, only one state was above 30 percent," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 2:07 pm | [0] comments

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Obesity rates exceed 25 percent in more than two-thirds of US states (38 states)

"Obesity rates exceed 25 percent in more than two-thirds of states (38 states)," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 2:02 pm | [0] comments

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Obesity rates rose for a second year in a row in six US states; three years in a row in 5 states

"Obesity rates rose for a second year in a row in six states (Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Rhode Island, and Texas) and rose for a third year in a row in five states (Florida, Kansas, Maine, Oklahoma, and Vermont)," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:55 pm | [0] comments

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Mississippi had the highest rate of obesity at 34.4%; Colorado had the lowest rate at 19.8%

"Mississippi had the highest rate of obesity at 34.4 percent. Colorado had the lowest rate at 19.8 percent and is the only state with a rate below 20 percent," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:50 pm | [0] comments

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Except for Michigan, the top 10 most obese states in the US are all in the South

"Obesity and obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and hypertension continue to remain the highest in the South," according to 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.

"Except for Michigan, the top 10 most obese states in the country are all in the South.

"In addition, nine of the 10 states with the highest rates of diabetes and physical inactivity are in the South, as are the 10 states with the highest rates of hypertension.

"Northeastern and Western states continue to have the lowest obesity rates." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:45 pm | [0] comments

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Adult diabetes rates increased in 11 states and Washington, D.C.; 10% diabetics in 8 US states

"Adult diabetes rates increased in 11 states and Washington, D.C. in the past year. In eight states, more than 10 percent of adults now have type 2 diabetes.," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:40 pm | [0] comments

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Number of adults who report they do not engaged in any physical activity rose in 14 US states

"The number of adults who report they do not engaged in any physical activity rose in 14 states in the past year. Two states (California and Texas) saw a decline in adult physical inactivity levels," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:35 pm | [0] comments

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Obesity increased for men in nine US states, and for women in ten US states

"Obesity increased for men in nine states, and for women in ten states, and decreased for women in one state (Nevada)," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:30 pm | [0] comments

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Obesity rates higher for those who did not graduate from high school vs college grads, 32.8% v 21.5%

"Those who did not graduate high school have the highest rates of obesity (32.8 percent)," according to 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.

"Those who graduated high school but did not go on to college or a technical school have the second highest obesity rate (30.4 percent), and those who went to college/technical school had an obesity rate of 29.6 percent.

"Those who graduate from college/technical school had the lowest obesity rate (21.5 percent)." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:25 pm | [0] comments

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Obesity rates higher for those who earn less; 33.8% for $15K vs 24.6% for $50K

"Households that make less than $15,000 have a 33.8 percent obesity rate,"according to 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.

"They are followed closely by households that make between $15,000 and $25,000 (31.8 percent), $25,000 and $35,000 (29.7 percent) and $35,000 and $50,000 (29.5 percent).

"However, households that have an income above $50,000 have a 24.6 percent obesity rate." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:20 pm | [0] comments

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Twenty years ago, no US state had an obesity rate above 15%

"Twenty years ago, no state had an obesity rate above 15 percent," according to 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.

"Fifteen years ago, Mississippi had the highest obesity rate, at 19.4 percent, which is lower than the lowest ranking state today, (Colorado at 19.8 percent)." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:15 pm | [0] comments

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Twenty years ago, the state with the highest combined obesity and overweight rate was 49%

"Twenty years ago, the state with the highest combined obesity and overweight rate was 49 percent," according to 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.

Ten years ago, only two states had a combined rate above 60 percent.

"Now, the lowest rate is 54.8 percent, and 44 states are above 60 percent." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:10 pm | [0] comments

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Twenty years ago, 37 US states had hypertension rates over 20%; now every state is over 20%

"Twenty years ago, 37 states had hypertension rates over 20 percent. Now, every state is over 20 percent, with nine over 30 percent," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:05 pm | [0] comments

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Over the past 15 years, 7 US states have doubled their obesity rate; 10 nearly doubled

"Over the past 15 years, seven states have doubled their rate of obesity. Another 10 states nearly doubled their obesity rate, with increases of at least 90 percent. And 22 more states saw obesity rates increase by at least 80 percent," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:00 pm | [0] comments

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Since 1995, obesity rates have grown the fastest in Oklahoma, Alabama, and Tennessee

"Since 1995, obesity rates have grown the fastest in Oklahoma, Alabama, and Tennessee, and have grown the slowest in Washington, D.C., Colorado, and Connecticut," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 12:55 pm | [0] comments

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Over the past 15 years, diabetes rates have doubled in ten US states

"Over the past 15 years, diabetes rates have doubled in ten states. In 1995, only four states had diabetes rates above six percent. Now, 42 states and Washington, D.C. have diabetes rates over seven percent and 31 states and Washington, D.C. have rates above eight percent," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 12:50 pm | [0] comments

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Ten years ago, no US state had an obesity rate above 24%

"Ten years ago, no state had an obesity rate above 24 percent, and now 43 states have higher obesity rates than the state that was the highest in 2000," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 12:45 pm | [0] comments

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More than one-third of children ages 10–17 are obese (16.4%) or overweight (18.2%)

"More than one-third of children ages 10–17 are obese (16.4 percent) or overweight (18.2 percent). State-specific rates ranged from a low of 9.6 percent in Oregon to a high of 21.9 percent in Mississippi.," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 12:40 pm | [0] comments

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Nine US states, plus D.C., have childhood obesity rates greater than 20%

"Nine states, plus D.C., have childhood obesity rates greater than 20 percent: Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 12:35 pm | [0] comments

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Nine of the 10 US states with the highest rates of obese children are in the South

"Nine of the 10 states with the highest rates of obese children are in the South, as are nine out of the 10 states with the highest rates of poverty," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 12:30 pm | [0] comments

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Number of obese US children and adolescents may have leveled off since 1999

"Recent studies have shown that the number of obese children and adolescents may have leveled off since 1999, except among the very heaviest boys ages 6–19, but the rates remain startlingly high," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 12:25 pm | [0] comments

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Nationwide, less than one-third of all US children ages 6–17 engage in vigorous activity

"Nationwide, less than one-third of all children ages 6–17 engage in vigorous activity, defined as at least 20 minutes of physical activity that makes the child sweat and breathe hard," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 12:20 pm | [0] comments

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Children engaging in daily, vigorous physical activity, 17.6% in Utah to 38.5% in North Carolina

"The percentage of children engaging in daily, vigorous physical activity ranged from a low of 17.6 percent in Utah to a high of 38.5 percent in North Carolina," according to 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 Thu, Jul 21, 2011 12:15 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

OBESITY STATISTICS

The average BMI in US men increased from 27.8 in 1999 to 28.5 in 2008, a 5 lbs increase

The average body mass index (BMI) in US men, 20 or older, increased from 27.8 in 1999 to 28.5 in 2008 according to an analysis from researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is a weight gain of roughly 5 pounds for a man of average height. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 9:17 am | [0] comments

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The prevalence of obesity in US men increased from 26.9% in 1999 to 32% inches in 2008

The prevalence of obesity in US men, 20 or older, increased from 26.9% in 1999 to 32% in 2008 according to an analysis from researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is an absolute increase of 5.1%. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 9:10 am | [0] comments

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The prevalence of abdominal obesity in US men increased from 37.8% in 1999 to 43.7% inches in 2008

The prevalence of abdominal obesity in US men, 20 or older, increased from 37.8% in 1999 to 43.7% in 2008 according to an analysis from researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is an absolute increase of 5.9%.

Abdominal obesity was defined as a waist circumference 40.2 inches or more in men and 34.6 inches or more in women. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 9:05 am | [0] comments

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