TITLE

State-Specific Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults -- United States, 2007

AUTHOR(S)
Galuska, D. A.; Gillespie, C.; Kuester, S. A.; Mokdad, A. H.; Cogswell, M. E.; Philip, C. M.
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/18/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 28, p765
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that in 2007, the U.S. Healthy People 2010 goal of decreasing to 15% the proportion of adults aged 18 and above who are obese was not met. According to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) of that year, the figure for obesity prevalence pegged at 25.6%. Data related to the issue infers that none of the 50 states nor Washington, D.C. achieved the target. It also discussess the ways to prevent obesity like healthy eating and physical activity.
ACCESSION #
33336703

 

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