Obesity in the United States
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National challenge created by Roy Lachica Monday, August 23, 2010
- Among children aged 6-11, obesity increased from 6.5% to 19.6% between 1976-1980 and 2007-2008.
- Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese (2007-2008).
- Obesity costs the US economy at least 215 billion dollars a year in direct and indirect impacts including medical expenses and lost productivity.
- About 73 million adults, or 34% percent of the population, age 20 years and over, were obese in 2007.
- During the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States.
- In 2009, only Colorado and the District of Columbia had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%.
- 130 million are overweight enough to begin experiencing health problems.
- In 2000 obesity accounted for 112.000 deaths.
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