Sunday, June 5, 2011

Who is most likely to be affected by obesity?

*Another reminder that being Overweight versus Obese is determined by the BMI scale - my use of “obesity“ includes those in the overweight category according the BMI scale*

I just want to cover that obesity affect people of all ages, sexes, and racial/ethnic groups. Obesity has been a growing over the last 30 years and According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007–2008, about 1/3 of adults here in the US are overweight and about 1/3 are Obese  The NHANES also shows obesity among racial/ethnic groups to give a better understanding to who is really at risk and why.

Obesity in women is highest for non-Hispanic, African American women (about 78 percent), compared to about 76 percent for Hispanic women and 61 percent for non-Hispanic. White women.  In men, obesity was also higher for minority groups. They're highest for Hispanic men (about 79 percent), compared with about 73 percent for non-Hispanic. White men and about 69 percent for non-Hispanic. African American men.

According to NHANES 2007–2008, about 1 in 6 children  in the US ages 2–19 are obese. The survey also suggests that obesity are having a greater effect on minority groups, including African Americans and Hispanics. Children and Teens have become heavier in the past 30 years as well, with obesity in children and teens more than doubling among children ages 2–5, and tripling among children ages 6–11, and tripling amount teens 12-19 as well.

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