Nevada obesity statistics
By 2011, Nevada was ranked the 39th most obese state in America with an obesity rate of 25%.
Fifteen years ago, it was ranked the 38th most obese state with an overall rate of 13.1% obesity.
Their total population is 2,700,551 according to the U. S. Census 2010, which means over 1 1/2 million people with additional risks, or dangerous health problems.
26.5% among Latinos, and
24.1% among Whites.
In this U.S. state, rates of high blood pressure have risen to 26.3% of the population, and diabetes rates are at 8.3%.
Childhood obesity statistics for Nevada
These Nevada 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.
Nevada obesity: county rankings for obese percentage, diabetes, physical inactivity
State resources for exercise and programs for improved nutrition
It is also among 21 US states that require BMI (body mass index) or weight related screening for children and teens.
This state also uses the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to track risky lifestyles like alcoholism and smoking, as well as monitor cancers and HIV .
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