sábado, 7 de abril de 2012

More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese.

Prevalence of Obesity in the United States, 2009–2010
Cynthia L. Ogden, Ph.D.; Margaret D. Carroll, M.S.P.H.; Brian K. Kit, M.D., M.P.H.;
and Katherine M. Flegal, Ph.D.

More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese.
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Key findings
Data from the National
Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey,
• More than one-third of
adults and almost 17% of youth
were obese in 2009–2010.
• There was no change in
the prevalence of obesity
among adults or children from
2007–2008 to 2009–2010.
• Obesity prevalence did
not differ between men and
• Adults aged 60 and over
were more likely to be obese
than younger adults.

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