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Definition of Obesity BMI Example: Weight = 150 lbs, Height = 5’5” (65") Calculation: [150 ÷ (65)2] x 703 = 24.96 Children and Teenagers (Ages 2-19)Adults Underweight- Less than the 5th percentileBelow 18.5- Underweight Healthy weight- percentile to less than the18.5-24.9- Normal 85th percentile25.0-29.9- Overweight At risk of overweight- 85th to less than the 95th percentile30.0 and Above- Obese Overweight- Equal to or greater than the 95th percentile
The chart shows the resultsfrom the 2003-2004 NationalHealth and NutritionExamination Survey.
Economic Impact • Amount spent on medical costs of obesity is increasing in the U.S. • Many individuals are not receiving medical care due to lack of finances.
Tobacco vs. Obesity• Tobacco is "#1 Cause of Preventable Death in the United States"• Obesity is set to dethrone tobacco for this title.
Solutions to Tobacco Problem• Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act of 1969• Settlement in 1998• Anti-Tobacco Ads