Obesity affects some groups more than others. The prevalence of obesity was 35.7% among young adults age 20–39 years, 42.8% among middle-aged adults age 40-59 years, and 41.0% among older adults age 60 and over. Health Problems Linked to Obesity Obesity in childhood can add up to health problems—often for life. In adults, overweight and obesity are linked to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar), high blood pressure, certain cancers, and other chronic conditions.
Obesity affects more than 1 in 3 adults in the United States. About 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are considered to have obesity in the United States. Another 1 in 3 adults is considered to be overweight. View the latest statistics. Jul 16, 2018 · According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s estimated that in 2015–2016, 93.3 million (39.8 percent) American adults and 13.7 million (18.5 percent) American children and teens are clinically obese. Obesity is defined as Author: Danielle Moores.
Solutions for Obesity in America. Obesity rates doubled for adults in the past three decades and tripled for children, and show no signs of decreasing in the near future. The CDC lists some of the health problems that stem from obesity as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, several types of cancer, stroke and high cholesterol. Adult Obesity in the United States. West Virginia has the highest adult obesity rate at 37.7 percent and Colorado has the lowest at 22.3 percent. The adult obesity rate decreased in Kansas between 2015 and 2016, increased in Colorado, Minnesota, Washington, and West Virginia, and remained stable in .
Why focus on adult obesity in your professional practice. Carrying excess weight can have significant implications for an individual’s physical and mental health. There isn’t a single intervention that can tackle obesity on its own, at population or at an individual level. Causes of obesity are multi-factorial, including biological; physiological; psycho-social; behavioural; and environmental factors.Author: Public Health England.