Obesity

49 of 50 states obesity over 20%, 32 of them were over 25%

66% of US overweight

2008 2.4 TRILLION spent on healthcare, 4x national defense budget

In 2008, only one state (Colorado) had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. Thirty-two states had 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%.

 

2008 State Obesity Rates
State % State % State % State %
Alabama 31.4 Illinois 26.4 Montana 23.9 Rhode Island 21.5
Alaska 26.1 Indiana 26.3 Nebraska 26.6 South Carolina 30.1
Arizona 24.8 Iowa 26.0 Nevada 25.0 South Dakota 27.5
Arkansas 28.7 Kansas 27.4 New Hampshire 24.0 Tennessee 30.6
California 23.7 Kentucky 29.8 New Jersey 22.9 Texas 28.3
Colorado 18.5 Louisiana 28.3 New Mexico 25.2 Utah 22.5
Connecticut 21.0 Maine 25.2 New York 24.4 Vermont 22.7
Delaware 27.0 Maryland 26.0 North Carolina 29.0 Virginia 25.0
Washington DC 21.8 Massachusetts 20.9 North Dakota 27.1 Washington 25.4
Florida 24.4 Michigan 28.9 Ohio 28.7 West Virginia 31.2
Georgia 27.3 Minnesota 24.3 Oklahoma 30.3 Wisconsin 25.4
Hawaii 22.6 Mississippi 32.8 Oregon 24.2 Wyoming 24.6
Idaho 24.5 Missouri 28.5 Pennsylvania 27.7    

 

Blacks had 51 percent higher prevalence of obesity, and Hispanics had 21 percent higher obesity prevalence compared with whites.

Approximately 80% of children who were overweight at aged 10–15 years were obese adults at age 25 years

 

 

 

 

Prevalence of Obesity* Among U.S. Children and Adolescents
(Aged 2–19 Years)
  Survey Periods
NHANES II
1976–1980
NHANES III
1988–1994
NHANES
1999–2002
NHANES
2003–2006
Ages
2 through 5
5% 7.2% 10.3% 12.4%
Ages
6 through 11
6.5% 11.3% 15.8% 17.0%
Ages
12 through 19
5% 10.5% 16.1% 17.6%

 

Prevalence of Obesity* Among U.S. Children and Adolescents
(Aged 2–19 Years)
  Survey Periods
NHANES II
1976–1980
NHANES III
1988–1994
NHANES
1999–2002
NHANES
2003–2006
Ages
2 through 5
5% 7.2% 10.3% 12.4%
Ages
6 through 11
6.5% 11.3% 15.8% 17.0%
Ages
12 through 19
5% 10.5% 16.1% 17.6%

 

Adolescent Girls
Prevalence of Obesity* by Race/Ethnicity
(Aged 12–19 Years)
  Survey Periods
NHANES III
1988–1994
NHANES
2003–2006
Non-Hispanic White 7.4% 14.5%
Non-Hispanic Black 13.2% 27.7%
Mexican American 9.2% 19.9%

Psychosocial Risks

Cardiovascular Disease Risks

sample of 5- to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese children had at least one CVD risk factor while 39% of obese children had two or more CVD risk factors

Asthma, One study estimated that sleep apnea occurs in about 7% of obese children, Type 2 diabetes

 

 

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 8,700 children under 5 years of age sustain personal injuries caused by exercise equipment. Approximately 16,500 children ages 5 to 14 sustain exercise equipment-related injuries each year.

Types of equipment identified in these cases include stationary bicycles, treadmills and stair climbers. Fractures, and even amputations, were reported in about 20 percent of exercise equipment-related injuries.

another cautionary note regarding kid’s recreational injuries, bicycling is the leading cause of injuries. Children ages 5 to 14 experience 415,000 bicycle injuries requiring an emergency room visit last year. Playground activities and roller sports are the next most common cause of injury

Talk about family time, family eating habits, exercise together, video games, tv, etc….

 

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