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Obesity in America


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Obesity in America

  1. 1. Holly Thorington Gen 399 Final Project
  2. 2. <ul><li>How did we get here? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC. 1996 2003 Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1991, 1996, 2003 No Data <10% 10%-14% 15%-19% 20%-24%  25% (*BMI  30, or about 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” person) 1991
  4. 4. Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16, 2001;286:10. <10% 10%-14% 15%-19% No Data
  5. 5. <ul><li>In 1999: </li></ul><ul><li>61% of adults in the United States were overweight or obese </li></ul><ul><li>By 2010: </li></ul><ul><li>Over 55 million adults were obese, making it 79% of adults. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>WHY WORRY ABOUT OBESITY? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Excess weight is a </li></ul><ul><li>matter of health </li></ul><ul><li>It significantly increases health risks among all ages </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Heart disease </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stroke </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diabetes - especially Type II Diabetes which is rapidly increasing among teens </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hypertension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arthritis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and others… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>WHAT’S BEHIND AMERICA’S WEIGHT GAIN? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Everyday choices and behaviors that result in eating too many calories and/or using too few. </li></ul><ul><li>Over-eating </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Under-activity </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>On average </li></ul><ul><li>Americans’ energy input </li></ul><ul><li>(how many calories we take in) </li></ul><ul><li>EXCEEDS </li></ul><ul><li>expenditure by about 300 calories </li></ul><ul><li>per day. </li></ul><ul><li>This is equivalent to: </li></ul><ul><li>3-4 oranges OR 6 Oreo cookies OR 3 mile walk </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Compare weight and obesity to smoking and tobacco. . . </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday in the US… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>61% of adults are overweight or obese </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>19% of adults smoke </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> Everyday in the US… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable deaths </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Obesity is #2. And gaining… </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Positive Choices = </li></ul><ul><li>Positive OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>Make best possible use of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Make healthy choices affordable and accessible to all people living in your home </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>TOGETHER WE CAN ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>