OBESITY IS OUTRAGING

Obesity is an epidemic. It’s sweeping the nation with over half the states in the U.S. having over 30% of their population classified as suffering from obesity. That means 1 out of 3 people in this county run the risk of having if not already suffering from more serious medical conditions associated with obesity:

                             

  • Diabetes

  • Hypertension   

  • Pulmonary Diseases

  • Cardiovascular Diseases

  • High Cholesterol                             

  • Various Cancers

 

 

National Adult Obesity Rates by Race

47.0%

According to the 2015-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), Latino adults had significantly higher rates of obesity of that White adults.

46.8%

The NHANES study showed that nearly half (46.8%) of Black adults nationwide had obesity.

37.9%

According to the 2015-2016 NHANES study, 37.9% of White adults had obesity.

National Youth Obesity Rates by Race

25.8%

According to the 2015-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), more than one in four Latino children ages 2 to 19 had obesity.

22.0%

Twenty-two percent of Black children ages 2 to 19 had obesity according to the latest NHANES study.

14.1%

According to the 2015-2016 NHANES study of children ages 2 to 19, White children had a lower prevalence of obesity (14.1%) than Latino or Black children. 

National Adult Obesity Rates by Race

47.0%

According to the 2015-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), Latino adults had significantly higher rates of obesity of that White adults.

46.8%

The NHANES study showed that nearly half (46.8%) of Black adults nationwide had obesity.

 

37.9%

According to the 2015-2016 NHANES study, 37.9% of White adults had obesity.

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.