About 20% of healthcare costs are used to treat obesity-related diseases or health problems obesity statistics of 2016 – updated 08, 2017 rank united states obesity rate country obesity rate 1 west virginia 351% mexico 324% 2 mississippi 351% there is no significant correlation between obesity prevalence and education among men. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death [ read guidelines ] the estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the united states was $147 billion in 2008 us dollars the medical cost for people who have obesity was. The prevalence of obesity was 398% and affected about 933 million of us adults in 2015~2016 [read cdc national center for health statistics (nchs) data brief pdf-603kb] obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death.
These high rates of overweight and obesity and chronic disease have persisted for more than two decades and come not only with increased health risks, but also at high cost facts about nutrition- and physical activity-related health conditions in the united states concurrent with these diet-related health problems persisting at high. Obesity among children in the united states has remained flat - at around 17% - in 2003-2004 and 2011-2012 25 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 25.
Data // adult obesity in the united states adult obesity in the united states updated august 2017: according to the most recent behavioral risk factor surveillance system (brfss) data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35% in five states, 30% in 25 states and 25% in 46 states. Adult obesity in the united states: “obesity rates for children and teenagers ages 10 to 17 ranged from a low of 99% in oregon to a high of 217% in mississippi according to the most recent state-by-state level data from the 2011 national survey of children’s health (nsch). [read cdc national center for health statistics (nchs) data brief pdf-603kb] obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death (brfss) shows that obesity prevalence remains high in the united states get email updates to. Understand the health problems linked to obesity and find statistics for adult and childhood obesity us department of health & human services why obesity is a health problem data from the 2005-2006 nhanes survey show that in the united states, nearly 13% of adults age 20 and older have diabetes, but 40% of them have not.
Childhood obesity rates and statistics children have become heavier as well in the past 30 years, the prevalence of childhood obesity has more than doubled among children ages 2 to 5, has nearly tripled among youth ages 6 to 11, and has more than tripled among adolescents ages 12 to 19. Obesity, a common and costly health issue that increases risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, affects more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the united states by the numbers, 78 million adults and 12 million children are obese—figures many regard as an epidemic. Today, about one in three american kids and teens is overweight or obese the prevalence of obesity in children more than tripled from 1971 to 2011 with good reason, childhood obesity is now the no 1 health concern among parents in the united states, topping drug abuse and smoking among children. The latest national survey of children’s health finds that 312% of us youth ages 10 to 17 have obesity or are overweight seven of the 10 states with the highest rates are in the south.
Throughout the decade, healthy people 2020 will assess the general health status of the us population by monitoring: premature mortality in the united states: public health issues in the use of years of potential life lost mmwr [internet] 198635(2s):1s–11s national center for health statistics health, united states, 2009 with.
These high rates of overweight and obesity and chronic disease have persisted for more than two decades and come not only with increased health risks, but also at high cost in 2008, the medical costs associated with obesity were estimated to be $147 billion.
Prevalence of overweight, obesity, and extreme obesity among adults aged 20 and over: united states, 1960–1962 through 2011–2014 national center for health statistics data, health e-stats, july 2016. While recent estimates suggest that the overall rates of obesity have plateaued or even declined among some groups, obesity is widespread and continues to be a leading public health problem in the us (flegal et al, 2016 ogden et al, 2016 robert wood johnson foundation, 2016 wen et al, 2012.