Category: morbid obesity

Obesity information-it starts with the letters NHANES

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released information concerning the prevalence and costs of the growing epidemic of obesity in the United States. Some of the most critical information concerning the weight of the nation is collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which takes actual measurements of a Read More >

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New Health E-Stat integrates obesity and overweight prevalence data

Results from the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), using measured heights and weights, indicate that an estimated 32.7 percent of U.S. adults 20 years and older are overweight, 34.3 percent are obese and 5.9 percent are extremely obese. Additional data as well as figures and tables can be found by visiting the Read More >

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More Obesity Resources

We’ve written a couple of times on the subject of overweight and obesity. However, some of our research has been published in scholarly journals rather than on our website. The journal Obesity: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Secular Trends for Childhood BMI, Weight, and Height The journal Gastroenterology: The Epidemiology of Obesity. More data on Read More >

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Morbid Obesity

Overweight and obesity data collected by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for the National Center for Health Statistics show obesity increasing among Americans of all ages. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index  (BMI) of 30 or greater. There is a subset of obesity called morbid or extreme obesity which is defined Read More >

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