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.