Obesity. In New York City, obesity is epidemic: more than half of adult New Yorkers are overweight (34%) or obese (22%). Data show that people develop obesity early in life: nearly half of all elementary school children and Head Start children are not a healthy weight. Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play, September 2015 (PDF) Adult Overweight and Obesity in New York State, 2000-2010 (PDF) Student Weight Status Data Obesity Statistics and Prevention Activities by County Information for Action (IFA) Fact Sheets.
Oct 30, 2018 · Adult Obesity Facts What are the latest statistics on adult obesity in the United States? Defining Adult Overweight and Obesity How is adult obesity measured? Causes and Consequences What contributes to overweight and obesity? What are the health risks? Adult BMI Calculator Use the Adult BMI calculator for adults ages 20 years old and older. Adult obesity prevalence by state and territory using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Hispanics (47.0%) and non-Hispanic blacks (46.8%) had the highest age-adjusted prevalence of obesity, followed by non-Hispanic whites (37.9%) and non-Hispanic Asians.
Obesity Prevention The Obesity Problem. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in New York State and across the nation. While many epidemics can be defeated with a pill or a vaccine, preventing or reversing obesity requires changes in behavior as well as access to affordable, nutritious foods and opportunities for physical activity in the places where people live, learn, eat, shop, work and. 4.1. Adult Obesity—US and Europe. The first indications that obesity was taking on epidemic proportions originated in the USA and Europe. With few restrictions on access to or availability of food, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the USA climbed virtually unmitigated over the last 50 years.Cited by: 409.