-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.
Definition Obesity: “A condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body.” (Webster Dictionary, 2011)
Basic Information Obesity is measured by the body mass index (BMI) A BMI of 30 or more = obese Obesity can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer Obesity is common in low, middle and high income countries
Correlation between the Number of Hours of TV and Percentage of Obesity by Country (2007)
Conclusion Obesity is a world wide epidemic U.S.A. and Mexico= highest obesity levels Statistics prove that education influences obesity level Age influences weight Newfoundland= highest obesity level in Canada Strong correlation between number of hours watching TV and obesity levels in a country