Statistics on Obesity

Statistics on Obesity

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Statistics on Obesity
Posted in 2013
Data from 2009-2010 indicates that over 78 million U.S. adults and about 12.5 million (16.9%) children and adolescents are obese.
Recent reports project that by 2030, half of all adults (115 million adults) in the United States will be obese.
Overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults.
For children with disabilities, obesity rates are approximately 38% higher than for children without disabilities. It gets worse for the adult population where obesity rates for adults with disabilities are approximately 57% higher than for adults without disabilities.
Obesity Then and Now2
Prevalence of obesity for children ages 2 to 5 years – doubled
Early 1970s: 5%
2007-08: 10%
Prevalence of obesity for children ages 6 to 11 years – quadrupled
Early 1970s: 4%
2007-08: 20%
Prevalence of obesity for children ages 12 to 19 years – tripled
Early 1970s: 6%
2007-08: 18%
Percentage of obese adults – doubled
Early 1970s: 15%
2007-08: 34%
States with an adult obesity prevalence rate of more than 25%:
Early 1970s: Zero
2007-08: 32
Nearly 45% of children living in poverty are overweight or obese compared with 22% of children living in households with incomes four times the poverty level.
Almost 40% of Black and Latino youth ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese compared with only 29% of White youth.
Obesity among children in the United States has remained flat - at around 17% - in 2003-2004 and 2011-2012.
Between 2003 and 2012, obesity among children between 2 and 5 years of age has declined from 14% to 8% - a 43% decrease in just under a decade.
Obesity rates in children 6 to 11 years old have decreased from 18.8% in 2003-2004 to 17.7% in 2011-2012; obesity rates for children 12 to 19 years old have increased from 17.4% to 20.5% in the same time period.
My advise
1... Obesity is caused due to unhealthy food and unhealthy life style.
2... Obesity is the cause many health problems including Heart attacks
3... You can protect your health with healthy habits
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