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Obesity Statistics

Obesity Statistics

 

More than one third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese.

 

Obesity-related conditions including: heart disease, stroke, Type 2 Diabetes and certain types of cancer; are some of the leading causes of preventable death in the U.S.

 

The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $ 147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $ 1,429 higher than those of a normal weight.

 

Higher income women are less likely to have obesity than low income women.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Preverntion

 

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In 2011-2012, the prevalence of obesity in of United States youth was 16.9 %

 

The Journal of the American Medical Association

 

23.9 million children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese. Triple the rate from just one generation ago.

 

Among Americans age 20 and older, 154.7 million are overweight or obese.

 

24 million men and 40 million women suffer from abdominal pain related to obesity.

 

25.8 million people of all ages are affected by Diabetes.

 

67 million American adults have high blood preassure.

 

71 million have high LDL "BAD" cholesterol.

 

The total excess cost related to the current prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity is estimated to be $254 billion.

 

Not one state in America has an obesity rate of 20 % or less.

 

American Heart Association 2013-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2013