Total known world population of obese children is around 42 million and the trend is increasing.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity affects 17 percent of all children and adolescents in the United States, which equates to 12.5 million children - triple the rate from 1980. In 2010, 32.6 percent of 6 to 11 year-olds were overweight, and 18 percent of 6 to 9 year-olds were obese in America.
America is contributing 39% of world obesity population. Race based Analysis:
Hispanic boys and African-American girls are significantly more like to be obese than their non-Hispanic, white counterparts.
In the United States, rates of being overweight or obese among children aged 2 to 19 are:
- Mexican-Americans, 38 percent
- Blacks, 34.9 percent
- Whites, 30.7 percent
One of seven low-income, preschool-aged children is obese. Good News
Recent report from federal health authorities in February 2014 provides some encouraging statistics.
- Childhood obesity rates have dropped close to 43 percent among the 2- to 5-year-old age group over the last 10 years.
- BUT obesity rates (18 to 20 percent) remained high in older children and adolescents.
This drop is the first decline seen for childhood obesity, which recent research suggests can lead to further weight gain and increased risks for cancer, heart disease and strokes as an adult. There are concerns that the number of children in the sample between 2 to 5 years of age was small, which may have skewed results. More Facts
- 40.7% of Latino boys are obese or overweight compared with 27.8% of White boys.
- Kentucky high school students have the worst obesity rate in US at 18%.
- 1 states show declining obesity rates for young kids from low-income families.
- 7 of the 10 states with the highest obesity rates for ages 10-17 are in the South.
- 7 of the 10 states with the lowest obesity rates for ages 10-17 are in the West.
- 16.9% of children in the U.S. are obese and 31.8% are either obese or overweight.
- #Childhood #obesity rates are stabilizing in the U.S. after many years on the rise
- Utah the best at 6.4%
It is time to realize that the situation is not good and we all have to act as wise parents for our children to live a healthy life. Obesity is mother of most life threating diseases and we at all do not want to make the lives of our children in hell.For all of us it is very important to learn all about obesity and how we can prevent our children from it