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Florida Obesity Statistics
Florida obesity statistics
In 2011, Florida was the 29th most obese state in America with an obesity rate of 26.1% for adults.
While other states have doubled over the last 15 years, the obesity rate in Florida has only increased by 80%.
- Currently, the combined rates for overweight and obese adults is 62.6% of their total population of 18,801,310 according to the U. S. Census 2010, or almost 12 million people with increased risks of life-threatening health conditions.
- Racial and ethnic categories show
38.8% obese rates among Blacks,
28.7% among Latinos,
and 24.1% among Whites.
- The rate for diabetes is 9.9% and 29% of the population have hypertension.
Florida childhood obesity statistics
- As of 2007, 18.3 per cent of children and teens, age 10 to 17, were considered obese.
- Approximately 21.9% of Florida’s population is under the age of 18, making up to 750,000 young people at risk of developing serious medical conditions.
Florida obesity county rankings
- According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2008, the following counties had obesity rates at or over 30%: Baker, Bradford, DeSoto, Dixie, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Hamilton, Hendry, Jackson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison, Polk, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, with Hardee County the highest at 35.6%. The only county with rates below 20% was Monroe County at 19.5%.
- Union County has the highest diabetes rate at 13.1% and physical activity levels were the lowest in Hardee County.
These Florida obesity statistics are reported in F as in Fat from the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, using state and national public health statistical data.
Programs to lose weight and improve health
- Florida is among 29 other states that restrict the sale of competitive foods more than federal standards. They also have established farm-to-school programs.
- They join 21 other states that require body mass indes (BMI) screening.
- It is among 16 states requiring roads to be designed for all users including bicyclists.
- Florida’s climate and geography offer almost endless beaches and outdoor recreation areas along the Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, as well as the Everglades, state parks, and private recreational facilities.
- Local agriculture provides lots of orange juice, citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, and other fresh vegetables.
- Florida obesity levels have been reduced through the efforts of private physicians, hospital educational support, church support groups, non-profit organizations, community initiatives, public health state task force childhood programs, and community grants from the federal government, in addition to self-education.
The state also uses the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to track high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, physical activity, cholesterol, high fat foods, women’s health, cancer, and tobacco usage.
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