Navigation Links
Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows
Date:6/30/2010

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are continuing to get fat, with obesity rates nudging upwards in 28 states over the past year, a new report shows.

"More than two-thirds of states now have adult obesity rates above 25 percent," Jeff Levi, executive director of the Trust for America's Health, said during a Tuesday news conference. "Back in 1991, not that long ago, not a single state had an obesity rate above 20 percent. There's been a dramatic change in a relatively short period."

"Obesity is one of the biggest public health crises in the country," Levi added. "Rising rates of obesity over past decades is one of the major factors behind skyrocketing health care costs in the U.S., one-quarter of which are related to obesity."

Mississippi weighed in for the sixth year in a row as the fattest state, with 33.8 percent of its adults obese, while Alabama and Tennessee tied for second (31.6 percent). The other top 10, also concentrated in the south, were West Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arkansas, South Carolina and Michigan tying with North Carolina for 10th place (29.4 percent).

Michigan was the only state in the top 11 not in the South, an anomaly perhaps explained by the state's economy.

"Michigan certainly has been very hard hit, not just in the recent recession, but in the last decade or so," Levi explained.

And, as the report also shows, income is a major driver of the obesity epidemic. More than 35 percent of adults bringing in less than $15,000 a year were obese, vs. only 24.5 percent in the over-$50,000 income bracket.

The healthiest states in terms of weight were congregated in the Northeast and West. Colorado (19.1 percent) came in first, followed by Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Rhode Island, Utah, Montana and New Jersey. The District of Columbia was the only region to experience
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. School-Based Efforts May Help Curb Obesity in High-Risk Kids
2. Intervention lowered obesity rate in youth at high diabetes risk, HEALTHY study finds
3. Obesity Doesnt Always Guarantee Heart Disease
4. Obesity Not Always a Sentence for Heart Disease
5. Clear Channel's “Penn Project” Features Dr. Barry Sears, Zone Diet Creator, About Obesity in America
6. Obesity Can Take Toll on Sex Life
7. Childhood obesity linked to neighborhood social and economic status
8. KCAA Radio Features Dr. Barry Sears, Creator of Zone Diet, on U.S. Obesity Crisis
9. Understanding the relationship between bacteria and obesity
10. Childhood Obesity Institute Symposium at Children's National Medical Center Zeroes in on the Importance of Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Curb Childhood Obesity
11. UIC to host Institute of Medicine Meeting on diabetes and obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows
(Date:5/1/2015)... Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI (PRWEB) May 02, ... has a new website! It is http://www.thevenetiangracebay.com ... resort itself, and it incorporates the stunning white and ... "According to a study of Google, sixty seven percent ... process. The study showed that smartphones were used ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... 2015 Jusuru International has been awarded ... repositioning of its flagship nutritional supplement, Liquid BioCell™ Life, ... new name, new logo, new packaging, new products, and ... designed to identify and promote programs that serve as ... “DSA congratulates Jusuru International for their outstanding accomplishments and ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... 2015 The Workgroup for Electronic ... on the use of health IT to create efficiencies ... resource to the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) ... cards in Medicare. The report, “ Potential Uses of ... released to the public on Apr. 24, 2015 and ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... 01, 2015 It’s raining bills on Capitol ... proposals to expand federal support for telemedicine. , ... has been working with Congress,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of ... the nation is poised to embrace the use of telecommunications ... step in fulfilling ATA’s mission to improve quality, access, equity ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... KY (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 Ernst ... CEO, Dr. Joshua Rosenthal, Co-Founder & CSO, and Burak ... finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® ... Ernst & Young is a global leader in ... to be one of the top audit companies ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Turks and Caicos Resort, The Venetian on Grace Bay, Launches New Web Presence 2Health News:Jusuru International Receives 2015 DSA Ethos Award 2Health News:Jusuru International Receives 2015 DSA Ethos Award 3Health News:Jusuru International Receives 2015 DSA Ethos Award 4Health News:Jusuru International Receives 2015 DSA Ethos Award 5Health News:WEDI Contributes to Newly Released U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Study on Potential Use of Electronically Readable Medicare Cards 2Health News:WEDI Contributes to Newly Released U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Study on Potential Use of Electronically Readable Medicare Cards 3Health News:ATA: Congress Floods the Halls with Telemedicine Proposals 2Health News:RowdMap, Inc. Named as a Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Finalist 2
... -- The worldwide incidence of cancer is expected to increase ... than 90 percent in the poorest nations, a new study ... cervical and stomach cancer) appear to be declining in some ... by substantial increases in the types of cancer associated with ...
... , THURSDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- More than ... new government report shows. "Untreated tooth decay is ... Dye, an epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease ... appears that we haven,t been able to make any ...
... Four University of Houston (UH) students are well on their ... this spring in their work toward new therapies for prostate ... Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling (CNRCS), these students ... and expressed, which is vital in developing treatments for cancer. ...
... Philadelphia National data show that currently more than ... obese, and an additional 10 percent are overweight. In ... School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in ... says that effective strategies to target pregnancy, infancy, and ...
... icon of cleanliness for home and commercial kitchens, restaurants, ... bacteria like other surfaces if not cleaned often. Scientists ... Langmuir , of a practical way to make stainless ... explain that while stainless steel is prized for its ...
... THURSDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- When men are ... their future fertility than women, new Scottish research says. ... information provided to young women diagnosed with cancer and ... fertility expert," study co-author Valerie Peddie, a fertility nurse ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030 2Health News:1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities: CDC 2Health News:Student researchers seek to develop new therapies for cancer 2Health News:Student researchers seek to develop new therapies for cancer 3Health News:Researchers call for obesity prevention efforts to focus on community-wide systems 2Health News:Men and Women With Cancer May Receive Different Fertility Information 2
(Date:5/1/2015)...  AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACRX ), a specialty ... innovative therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough ... chief financial officer  will be participating in three upcoming ... Mizuho Third Annual Healthcare Corporate Access Day ... New York Bank ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. ... with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular ... highlights and financial results for the fiscal year ... herein are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. ... significant, with the right strategic partners and additional ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... April 30, 2015  Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ... an agreement with MIM Software Inc. to further ... and CyberKnife ® product portfolios. The new ... technology. This is Accuray,s second collaboration with MIM; ... the first iPad-based treatment plan review capability, PlanTouch™. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conferences in May 2Pivotal Therapeutics Announces 2014 Financial Results 2Pivotal Therapeutics Announces 2014 Financial Results 3Pivotal Therapeutics Announces 2014 Financial Results 4Pivotal Therapeutics Announces 2014 Financial Results 5Pivotal Therapeutics Announces 2014 Financial Results 6Accuray Signs Agreement with MIM Software Inc. to Develop Adaptive Therapy Software 2Accuray Signs Agreement with MIM Software Inc. to Develop Adaptive Therapy Software 3
... COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. , May 18 AccuVein ... Medipath Division of Morepen Laboratories to sell the AV300 vein finder in ... signed 30 distributors worldwide. , , ... AccuVein AV300 helps healthcare professionals locate veins for blood draw , ...
... , WINTER PARK, Fla. , May 18 ... cataract surgery and presbyopia, today announced that the company has received ... System for anterior capsulotomy during cataract surgery.   , ... The LensAR Laser System integrates ...
Cached Medicine Technology:AccuVein Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement in India to Sell Vein Illumination Device 2AccuVein Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement in India to Sell Vein Illumination Device 3LensAR Laser System(TM) Receives FDA Clearance for Use in Cataract Surgery 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: