Adult obesity prevalence by state and territory using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Adults[ edit ] There are more obese US adults than those who are just overweight. Close to 1 in 4 An example of such a policy is a tax on sugar sweetened beverages.
About 1 in 8 About 1 in 6 Among women, obesity prevalence was lower in the highest income group than in the middle and lowest income groups. More recently, betweenthe prevalence of overall obesity and extreme obesity increased significantly among women, however, there were no significant increases for men.
Prevalence of overweight, obesity, and extreme obesity among adults aged 20 and over: These dietary patterns, in conjunction with lower levels of physical activity, result in sharp increases in childhood obesity while undernutrition issues remain unsolved. It is speculated that socioeconomic factors may play a role in this age group when it comes to developing obesity.
Over half of non-Hispanic black women Among non-Hispanic Asian women and men and Hispanic men there were no differences in obesity prevalence by education level. If the sore is untreated, the patient will need to be hospitalized and have a wound vac placed.
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About 1 in 20 4.No state has an obesity rate below 21 percent and rates have risen in six states—Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Wyoming.
In two states obesity rates now exceed 35 percent for the first time and 20 states have obesity rates at or above 30 percent. West Virginia has the highest adult obesity rate at % and Colorado has the lowest at %.
The adult obesity rate increased in Iowa, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and South Carolina between and. Obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children since the ’s (National Center for Health Statistics, ). Adult Obesity in the United States. Updated September According to the most recent Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35% in seven states, 30% in 29 states and 25% in 48 states.
West Virginia has the highest adult obesity rate at % and Colorado has the lowest at %. An Epidemic of Obesity: U.S. Obesity Trends Inobese adults made up less than 15 percent of the population in most U.S. states. By36 states had obesity rates of 25 percent or higher, and 12 of those had obesity rates of 30 percent or higher.
Severe obesity continues to be higher among women ( percent) than men ( percent), especially among Black women who have approximately double the rates of severe obesity as White and Hispanic women ( percent versus percent and percent) (Flegal et al., ).Download