OBESITY<br />BY:AlexandraLaRoche<br />
Definition<br />Obesity: “A condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body.” (Webste...
Basic Information<br />Obesity is measured by the body mass index (BMI)<br />A BMI of 30 or more = obese <br />Obesity can...
Top 10 Countries with Highest Obesity Levels<br />
Statistics<br />25,000 deaths related to obesity and diet each year.<br />In 2004 4.5 million Canadians were obese<br />Fr...
Obesity by Education Level in Canada 2005(ages 25-64)<br />
Edmonton Obesity Staging System<br />4 stages of obesity<br />Conducted through physical testing + blood sugar and cholest...
Obesity by Province(2004)<br />NFLD<br />
Childhood Obesity in Canada From 1978-2009 (ages 2-17)<br />
Obesity by Age in Canada(2004)<br />
Correlation between the Number of Hours of TV and Percentage of Obesity by Country (2007)<br />
Conclusion<br />Obesity is a world wide epidemic <br />U.S.A. and Mexico= highest obesity levels<br />Statistics prove tha...
Bibliography<br />http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/hea_obe-health-obesity<br />http://www.who.int/topics/obesity/en/<br /...
Bibliography Continued<br />http://www.merriam-webster.com/<br />http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/med_tel_vie-media-telev...
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  • -A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in meters).-A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. -Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.-Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings.Source:http://www.who.int/topics/obesity/en/
  • -This graph demonstrates obesity as a percentage of the population throughout countries. United States, Mexico and United Kingdom are the most obese countries in the world during 2007.
  • Each year 25,000 Canadians die because of obesity related deaths. As previously stated, obesity can lead to various chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Source:http://www.drsharma.ca/obesity-canadians-more-fat-less-fit.html-In 2004, approximately 6.8 million Canadian adults ages 20 to 64 were overweight, and an additional 4.5 million were obese.-Between 1970-1972 and 1998, the proportion of Canadian adults considered overweight or obese increased from 40.0% to 50.7%. Source: http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/ResearchPublications/prb0511-e.htm
  • -This graph provesthateducation influences obesitylevels. The data shows that people withhighereducation have lower obese levels.
  • Edmonton uses the Obesity Staging system to determine the obesity severity of the Edmonton population Population is classified in stage 0 to stage 4, by conducting physical , blood and , sugar ,cholesterol testsA person at stage 0 has no obesity symptomsA person at stage 4 has severe obesity symptomsSource:http://www.ahfmr.ab.ca/researchnews/2010/spring/obesityepidemic/
  • -This graph demonstratesobesity as a percentagethroughoutCanada’s provinces. Newfoundland is the most obese of canadian provinces and British Columbia is the least obese.
  • -This graph demonstrates the level of obesity throughout specific time periods. We can conclude that the level of obesity amongst children was highest during the year 2004.
  • -This graph proves that age influences someone’s weight. From this data we can conclude that people between 45-64 are more obese.
  • -This graph shows that there is a strong correlation between the number of hours spent watching TV and the level of obesity in a country.
  • Laroche Alexandra Obesity

    1. 1. OBESITY<br />BY:AlexandraLaRoche<br />
    2. 2. Definition<br />Obesity: “A condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body.” (Webster Dictionary, 2011) <br />
    3. 3. Basic Information<br />Obesity is measured by the body mass index (BMI)<br />A BMI of 30 or more = obese <br />Obesity can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer<br />Obesity is common in low, middle and high income countries<br />
    4. 4. Top 10 Countries with Highest Obesity Levels<br />
    5. 5. Statistics<br />25,000 deaths related to obesity and diet each year.<br />In 2004 4.5 million Canadians were obese<br />From 1970-1972 to 1998 the proportion of obese Canadians increased from 40.0% to 50.7%<br />
    6. 6. Obesity by Education Level in Canada 2005(ages 25-64)<br />
    7. 7. Edmonton Obesity Staging System<br />4 stages of obesity<br />Conducted through physical testing + blood sugar and cholesterol tests <br />Stage 0 = no symptoms of obesity <br />Stage 4= severe obesity symptoms<br />
    8. 8. Obesity by Province(2004)<br />NFLD<br />
    9. 9. Childhood Obesity in Canada From 1978-2009 (ages 2-17)<br />
    10. 10. Obesity by Age in Canada(2004)<br />
    11. 11. Correlation between the Number of Hours of TV and Percentage of Obesity by Country (2007)<br />
    12. 12. Conclusion<br />Obesity is a world wide epidemic <br />U.S.A. and Mexico= highest obesity levels<br />Statistics prove that education influences obesity level <br />Age influences weight <br />Newfoundland= highest obesity level in Canada<br />Strong correlation between number of hours watching TV and obesity levels in a country<br />
    13. 13. Bibliography<br />http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/hea_obe-health-obesity<br />http://www.who.int/topics/obesity/en/<br />http://www.drsharma.ca/obesity-canadians-more-fat-less-fit.html<br />: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-620-m/2005001/t/adults-adultes/4053592-eng.htm<br />
    14. 14. Bibliography Continued<br />http://www.merriam-webster.com/<br />http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/med_tel_vie-media-television-viewing<br />

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