Quick Facts About Obesity

According to the State of Obesity, which is a  project of the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,  greater than 1 in 4 adult Americans are obese.  The project explores different demographics relating to agee and  location and and their relationship with obesity, activity, and weight-related disease. A few facts from their fast facts page are listed below.

  • Nationally, nearly 38% of adults in the US are obese, and 25 states have an adult obesity rate of 30% or higher.
  • Among US teenagers, on 27.1% were physically active for at least 60 minutes a day in 2015, while 41.7% use a computer for non-school related activity for 3 hours a day.
  • Colorado is the most active and least obese state, with 17.9% inactivity among adults,  and 20.2% obesity.

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