Obesity Statistics

Obesity Statistics: USA

America’s Five Fastest Growing Health Concerns

20011999
Obesity*61.0%56.4%
Diabetes18.3%12.0%
Depression19.1%14.8%
Impotence9.2%7.4%
Aging Related Problems22.5%19.2%

*Obesity rates 27% in 1991.


USA Obesity Rates Reach Epidemic Proportions

  • 58 Million Overweight; 40 Million Obese; 3 Million morbidly Obese
    • Eight out of 10 over 25’s Overweight
    • 78% of American’s not meeting basic activity level recommendations
    • 25% completely Sedentary
    • 76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 yrs old since 1990

Obesity Related Diseases

  • 80% of type II diabetes related to obesity
    • 70% of Cardiovascular disease related to obesity
    • 42% breast and colon cancer diagnosed among obese individuals
    • 30% of gall bladder surgery related to obesity
    • 26% of obese people having high blood pressure

 

Obesity Related Disease Costs Overwhelm HealthCare System

  • Type II Diabetes ($63.14 Billion)
    •Osteoporosis ($17.2 Billion)
    • Hypertension ($3.23 Billion)
    • Heart Disease ($6.99 Billion)
    • Post-menopausal breast cancer ($2.32 Billion)
    • Colon Cancer ($2.78 Billion)
    • Endometrial Cancer ($790 Million)

Cost of Lost Productivity

  • Workdays lost: $39.3 Million
    • Physician office visits: $62.7 Million
    • Restricted Activity days: $29.9 Million
    • Bed-Related days: $89.5 Million

Childhood Obesity Running Out of Control

  • 4% overweight 1982 | 16% overweight 1994
    • 25% of all white children overweight 2001
    • 33% African American and Hispanic children overweight 2001
    • Hospital costs associated with childhood obesity rising from $35 Million (1979) to $127 Million (1999)

Childhood Obesity Running Out of Control

  • New study suggests one in four overweight children is already showing early signs of type II diabetes (impaired glucose intolerance)
    • 60% already have one risk factor for heart disease

Surge in Childhood Diabetes

  • Between 8% – 45% of newly diagnosed cases of childhood diabetes are type II, associated with obesity.
    • Whereas 4% of Childhood diabetes was type II in 1990, that number has risen to approximately 20%
    • Depending on the age group (Type II most frequent 10-19 group) and the racial/ethnic mix of group stated
    • Of Children diagnosed with Type II diabetes, 85% are obese

 

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References: National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and My.WebMD.com website.