County-level Estimates of Obesity among Adults aged ≥ 20 years: United States 2004 Age-adjusted percent 0 - 19.4 19.5 - 23.8 23.9 - 27.0 27.1 - 30.7 > 30.8 www.cdc.gov/diabetes
County-level Estimates of Obesity among Adults aged ≥ 20 years: United States 2008 Age-adjusted percent 0 - 19.4 19.5 - 23.8 23.9 - 27.0 27.1 - 30.7 > 30.8 www.cdc.gov/diabetes
The medical costs of obesity were as high as $147 billion in 2008. The average annual medical costs for an obese person are $1,429 more than those of a normal weight person. The medical costs of diabetes were $116 billion in 2007. The average medical expenditures among people with diagnosed diabetes were 2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes.
“States where residents are the least likely tobe physically active during leisure time areAlabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,Oklahoma and Tennessee. In those states,physical inactivity rates are 29.2 percent orgreater for more than 70 percent of thecounties.”
Source: Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, 2007
Appalachia needs strong intervention to improve healthy behavior and health outcomes The retention and recruitment of medical professionals is vital The changing landscape of health care will have a large impact, i.e. Electronic Medical Records and health care reform)
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