Obesity, a risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is becoming more common in the United States, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twelve states have been found to have an adult obesity prevalence of 35% or more, in contrast to nine and six states in and , respectively. · New CDC data finds adult obesity is increasing. October 1, Villages-News Editorial. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adult obesity prevalence is increasing and racial and ethnic disparities persist. Notably, adults with obesity are at heightened risk for severe outcomes from COVID
This dataset includes data on adult's diet, physical activity, and weight status from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. This data is used for DNPAO's Data, Trends, and Maps database, which provides national and state specific data on obesity, nutrition, physical activity, and . CDC has released the Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps for 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 US territories. The maps show self-reported adult obesity prevalence by race, ethnicity, and location. The data comes from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Flegal KM, Carroll MD, Kit BK, Ogden CL. Prevalence of obesity and trends in the distribution of body mass index among US adults, – JAMA (5)–7. Ogden CL, Carroll MD, Kit BK, Flegal KM. Prevalence of childhood and adult obesity in the United States, – JAMA (8)– BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI is moderately correlated with more direct measures of body fat obtained from skinfold thickness measurements, bioelectrical impedance, underwater weighing, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and other methods 1,2,tucks.xyzrmore, BMI appears to be strongly correlated with various adverse health .