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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

OBESITY STATISTICS

The average waist in US men increased from 39 inches in 1999 to 39.7 inches in 2008

The average waist circumference in US men, 20 or older, increased from 39 inches in 1999 to 39.7 in 2008 according to an analysis from researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is an average increase of 0.7 inches. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 9:00 am | [0] comments

OBESITY STATISTICS

The average BMI in US women increased from 28.2 in 1999 to 28.6 in 2008, a 2 lbs increase

The average body mass index (BMI) in US women, 20 or older, increased from 28.2 in 1999 to 28.6 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 8:17 am | [0] comments

OBESITY STATISTICS

The prevalence of obesity in US women increased from 33.2% in 1999 to 35.2% inches in 2008

The prevalence of obesity in US women, 20 or older, increased from 33.2% in 1999 to 35.2% in 2008 according to an analysis from researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is an absolute increase of 2%. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 8:10 am | [0] comments

OBESITY STATISTICS

The prevalence of abdominal obesity in US women increased from 55.8% in 1999 to 61.8% in 2008

The prevalence of abdominal obesity in US women, 20 or older, increased from 55.8% in 1999 to 61.8% in 2008 according to an analysis from researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is an absolute increase of 6%.

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 8:05 am | [0] comments

OBESITY STATISTICS

The average waist in US women increased from 36.3 inches in 1999 to 37.4 inches in 2008

The average waist circumference in US women, 20 or older, increased from 36.3 inches in 1999 to 37.4 in 2008 according to an analysis from researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is an increase of 1.1 inches. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 8:00 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

OBESITY IN THE US

Obesity among US men increased from 12.5% in 1976-1980 to 32.2% in 2007-2008

Obesity among US men increased from
  • 12.5% in 1976-1980 to

  • 20.4% in 1988-1994 to

  • 27.5% in 1999-2000 to

  • 32.2% in 2007-2008.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 9:10 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Obesity among US women increased from 16.4% in 1976-1980 to 35.5% in 2007-2008

Obesity among US women increased from
  • 16.4% in 1976-1980 to

  • 25.3% in 1988-1994 to

  • 33.4% in 1999-2000 to

  • 35.5% in 2007-2008.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 9:05 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Obesity among US men increased from 27.5% in 1999-2000 to 32.2% in 2007-2008

Obesity among US men increased from 27.5% in 1999-2000 to 32.2% in 2007-2008. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 8:50 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Obesity among US women increased from 33.4% in 1999-2000 to 35.5% in 2007-2008

Obesity among US women increased from 33.4% in 1999-2000 to 35.5% in 2007-2008. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 8:45 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Obesity among US men as of 2007-2008 is 32%

The prevalence of obesity among US men, 20 years and older, is 32.2 percent as of 2007-2008. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 8:40 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Obesity among US women as of 2007-2008 is 36%

The prevalence of obesity among US women, 20 years and older, is 35.5 percent as of 2007-2008. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 8:35 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Overweight and obesity among US men as of 2007-2008 is 72%

The prevalence of overweight and obesity among US men, 20 years and older, is 72.3 percent as of 2007-2008. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 8:30 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Overweight and obesity among US women as of 2007-2008 is 64%

The prevalence of overweight and obesity among US women, 20 years and older, is 64.1 percent as of 2007-2008. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 8:25 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Severe Obesity (BMI of 35 or more) among US men as of 2007-2008 is 10.7%

The prevalence of Grade 2 or 3 obesity among US men, 20 years and older, is 10.7 percent as of 2007-2008.

Grade 2 obesity is defined as a BMI of 35 or more.

Grade 3 obesity is defined as a BMI of 40 or more. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 8:20 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Severe Obesity (BMI of 35 or more) among US women as of 2007-2008 is 17.8%

The prevalence of Grade 2 or 3 obesity among US women, 20 years and older, is 17.8 percent as of 2007-2008.

Grade 2 obesity is defined as a BMI of 35 or more.

Grade 3 obesity is defined as a BMI of 40 or more. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 8:15 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Morbid Obesity (BMI of 40 or more) among US men as of 2007-2008 is 4.2%

The prevalence of Grade 3 obesity among US men, 20 years and older, is 4.2 percent as of 2007-2008.

Grade 2 obesity is defined as a BMI of 35 or more.

Grade 3 obesity is defined as a BMI of 40 or more. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 8:10 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Morbid Obesity (BMI of 40 or more) among US men as of 2007-2008 is 4.2%

The prevalence of Grade 3 obesity among US men, 20 years and older, is 4.2 percent as of 2007-2008.

Grade 2 obesity is defined as a BMI of 35 or more.

Grade 3 obesity is defined as a BMI of 40 or more. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 8:08 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Morbid Obesity (BMI of 40 or more) among US women as of 2007-2008 is 7.2%

The prevalence of Grade 3 obesity among US women, 20 years and older, is 7.2 percent as of 2007-2008.

Grade 2 obesity is defined as a BMI of 35 or more.

Grade 3 obesity is defined as a BMI of 40 or more. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 8:05 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

OBESITY TRENDS IN THE US

Obesity trends in the U.S. - 1985 to 2008

"In 1990, among states participating in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, ten states had a prevalence of obesity less than 10% and no states had prevalence equal to or greater than 15%," according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"By 1999, no state had prevalence less than 10%, eighteen states had a prevalence of obesity between 20-24%, and no state had prevalence equal to or greater than 25%."

"In 2008, only one state (Colorado) had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. Thirty-two states had a prevalence equal to or greater than 25%; six of these states (Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia ) had a prevalence of obesity equal to or greater than 30%." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 09, 2010 8:47 am | [1] comments

OBESITY TRENDS IN THE US

Obesity trends in the U.S. - 1985 to 2008 - for Blacks, Whites and Hispanics

"[In the US,] Non-Hispanic blacks had the highest prevalence, followed by Hispanics, and non- Hispanic whites," according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


"For non-Hispanic blacks"
  • "Overall prevalence of obesity was 35.7%"

  • "Higher prevalences were found in the Midwest and South."

  • "Prevalence ranged from 23.0% (New Hampshire) to 45.1% (Maine)."

  • "40 states had a prevalence of greater than or equal to 30%."

  • "5 states (Alabama, Maine, Mississippi, Ohio, and Oregon) had a prevalence of ≥ 40%."



"For Hispanics"
  • "Overall prevalence of obesity—28.7%"

  • "Lower prevalence was observed in the Northeast"

  • "Prevalence ranged from 21.0% (Maryland) to 36.7% (Tennessee)"

  • "11 states had a prevalence of ≥ 30%"



"For non-Hispanic whites"
  • "Overall prevalence of obesity—23.7%"

  • "Higher prevalences were found in the Midwest and South"

  • "Prevalence ranged from 9.0% (DC) to 30.2% (West Virginia)"

  • "Only one state (West Virginia) had a prevalence of ≥ 30%"

  • "5 states (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, and New Mexico) and DC had a prevalence of <20%"
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 09, 2010 8:14 am | [0] comments

Friday, October 02, 2009

OBESITY IN THE U.S.

134 million (66%) U.S. adults are overweight or obese

In the United States, 134 million (66%) adults are overweight or obese, that is, have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 according to a review paper by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Associated Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 02, 2009 1:54 pm | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE U.S.

63 million (31.4%) U.S. adults are obese

In the United States, 63 million (31.4%) adults are obese, that is, have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 according to a review paper by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Associated Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 02, 2009 1:50 pm | [0] comments

OBESITY WORLDWIDE

Prevalence of obesity in the US has doubled in the last 30 years

The prevalence of obesity in the U.S. has doubled in the last 30 years according to a review paper by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Associated Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 02, 2009 1:47 pm | [0] comments

OBESITY WORLDWIDE

1.1 billion people worldwide who are overweight

There are an estimated 1.1 billion people worldwide who are overweight according to the International Obesity Task Force, that is, have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 as noted in a review paper by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Associated Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 02, 2009 1:42 pm | [0] comments

OBESITY WORLDWIDE

312 people worldwide who are obese

There are an estimated 312 million people worldwide who are obese, that is, have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30, according to the International Obesity Task Force, as noted in a review paper by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Associated Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 02, 2009 1:34 pm | [0] comments

OBESITY WORLDWIDE

155 million children worldwide who are overweight or obese

There are an estimated 155 million children worldwide who are overweight or obese as noted in a review paper by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Associated Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 02, 2009 1:31 pm | [0] comments

Thursday, November 06, 2008

OBESITY IN THE US

In 2005-2006, 72 million or 34% of US adults obese

In 2005-2006, more than 72 million adults or 34 percent of the adult population were obese, that is, have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 06, 2008 9:25 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

OBESITY IN THE U.S.

Americans consumed 300 more calories per day in 2002 than in 1985

U.S. adults in consumed 300 more calories per day in 2002 than in 1985 according to a report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, 2008 from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 8:42 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE U.S.

Mississippi has highest rate of obesity at 31.7%, Colorado lowest at 18.4%

Among the 50 states in the U.S., Mississippi has the highest rate of adult obesity at 31.7 percent, while Colorado has the lowest rate at 18.4 percent according to a report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, 2008 from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 7:43 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE U.S.

Adult obesity exceeds 30% in 3 of 50 states: Alabama, Mississippi, and West Virginia

Adult obesity in the U.S. exceeds 30 percent in 3 of the 50 states -- Alabama, Mississippi, and West Virginia -- according to a report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, 2008 from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

"Last year, only Mississippi exceeded 30 percent." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 7:37 am | [0] comments

Thursday, July 31, 2008

OBESITY STATISTICS

By 2030, 86% of US adults will be overweight, 51% obese

If the current rate of increase continues, by 2030, 86 percent of adults in the US will be overweight or obese and 51 percent will be obese according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 31, 2008 5:07 am | [0] comments

OBESITY STATISTICS

By 2048, 100% of US adults will be overweight

If the current rate of increase continues, by 2048, 100 percent of adults in the US will be overweight or obese according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 31, 2008 5:00 am | [0] comments

Friday, July 18, 2008

U.S. OBESITY

26.4% of US men and 24.8% of US women are obese according to 2007 survey

As of 2007, 26.4 percent of US men and 24.8 percent of US women are obese for a total of 25.6 percent of US adults. This according to data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey analyzed by the US Centers for Disease Control. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 5:56 am | [0] comments

U.S. OBESITY

19.1% of US men and 19.1% of US women who are 18-28 years-old are obese according to 2007 survey

Among US adults who are 18- to 29-years-old, 19.1 percent of men and women are obese according to data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey analyzed by the US Centers for Disease Control. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 5:47 am | [0] comments

U.S. OBESITY

28.2% of US men and 24.8% of women who are 30-39 years-old are obese according to 2007 survey

Among US adults who are 30- to 39-years-old, 28.2 percent of men and 24.8 percent of women are obese for a average of 26.5 percent in this age group according to data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey analyzed by the US Centers for Disease Control. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 5:42 am | [0] comments

U.S. OBESITY

29.4% of US men and 26.1% of women who are 40-49 years-old are obese according to 2007 survey

Among US adults who are 40- to 49-years-old, 29.4 percent of men and 26.1 percent of women are obese for a average of 27.8 percent in this age group according to data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey analyzed by the US Centers for Disease Control. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 5:39 am | [0] comments

U.S. OBESITY

31.7% of US men and 30.2% of women who are 50-59 years-old are obese according to 2007 survey

Among US adults who are 50- to 59-years-old, 31.7 percent of men and 30.2 percent of women are obese for a average of 30.9 percent in this age group according to data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey analyzed by the US Centers for Disease Control. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 5:36 am | [0] comments

U.S. OBESITY

30.1% of US men and 29.8% of women who are 60-69 years-old are obese according to 2007 survey

Among US adults who are 60- to 69-years-old, 30.1 percent of men and 29.8 percent of women are obese for a average of 29.9 percent in this age group according to data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey analyzed by the US Centers for Disease Control. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 5:34 am | [0] comments

U.S. OBESITY

18.5% of US men and 20% of women who are 70-years or older are obese according to 2007 survey

Among US adults who are 70-years-old or older, 18.5 percent of men and 20.0 percent of women are obese for a average of 19.4 percent in this age group according to data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey analyzed by the US Centers for Disease Control. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 5:27 am | [0] comments

U.S. OBESITY

26.3% of US white men and 22.9% of US white women are obese according to 2007 survey

Among white adults in the US, 26.3 percent of men and 22.9 percent of women are obese for a average of 24.5 percent in this group according to data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey analyzed by the US Centers for Disease Control. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 5:20 am | [0] comments

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