In the United States, the number of states where at least 35% of residents are obese has increased to 16. This will be compared to 12 in 2019 and 9 in 2018, according to the data published in the CDC 2020 Adult Obesity Prevalence Map.
The 16 states with the highest prevalence of obesity are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South. Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia.
In adults, an obesity index of 30.0 or higher is considered obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The prevalence of obesity is highest in Mississippi at 39.7% and lowest in Colorado at 24.2%.
Obesity is becoming more and more prevalent. Obesity reportedly accounted for less than 15% of the population in most states of the United States in 1990.
There are some health Obesity-related risks-for example, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, sleep apnea, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
Obesity not only affects the health of individuals, but also the health of the country Economy..
“In the United States, obesity accounts for over $ 170 billion in excess health care costs annually,” according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.
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Adult obesity is highest in Mississippi and lowest in Colorado
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