Statistical figures associated with obesity:
- 8 out of 10 person who are over the age 25 are overweight.
- In U.S. 58 million are overweight; 40 million are obese; and 3 million are knocked by morbid obesity.
- 75% of American’s not fulfilling main activity level recommendations.
- 25% people completely live a sedentary lifestyle.
- 80% of type II diabetes patients are linked with overweight.
- 76% rise in Type II diabetes in adults aging between 30 to 40 yrs since 1990.
- 42% colon and breast cancer diagnosed amongst obese people.
- 70% of cardiovascular disease related to obesity.
- 27% of obese population having high blood pressure.
Overweight grown-up persons:
Nearly 2/3 of American grown-up persons are overweight.
All adults (20 yrs and above): 129.7 million (64.5 percent)
Women (20 yrs and above): 64.6 million (61.9 percent)
Men (20 yrs and above): 65.1 million (67.2 percent).
Just about 1/3 of American adults are obese.
All adults (20 yrs and above): 61.4 million (30.5 percent)
Women (20 yrs and above): 34.8 million (33.4 percent)
Men (20 yrs and above): 26.6 million (27.5 percent).
Healthy weighing adults
Less than half of American adults have a healthy weight.
All adults (20 yrs and above): 67.4 million (33.5 percent)
Women (20 yrs and above): 36.8 million (35.3 percent)
Men (20-74 years old): 30.6 million (31.8 percent).
Predominance of obesity and overweight in minorities:
The age-accustomed predominance of combined obesity and overweight (BMI > 25) in racial/ethnic minorities, particularly minority women is generally higher than in whites in America.
Non-Hispanic black women are 77.3%
Non-Hispanic white women are 57.3%
Mexican American women are 71.9%
Mexican American men are 74.7%
Non-Hispanic black men are 60.7%
Non-Hispanic white men are 67.4%