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Statistics about Obesity

Complication statistics for Obesity:

The following are statistics from various sources about the complications of Obesity:

  • 7.7% of obese men also had diabetes in Australia 2001(2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 8.7% of obese women also had diabetes in Australia 2001(2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more about complications...»

Risk factor statistics for Obesity:

The following are statistics from various sources about the risk factors for Obesity:

  • Obese men were twice as likely to have diabetes as those of normal weight in Australia 2001(2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Obese women were four times more likely to have diabetes than those of normal weight in Australia 2001(2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more about risk factors...»

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Obesity:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Obesity

Prevalance of Obesity: 39.8 million American adults; more than 57% of American adults are overweight (CDC)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 6 or 14.63% or 39.8 million people in USA [about data]

Worldwide prevalence of Obesity: over 300 million adults worldwide (WHO World Health Report, 2003)

Prevalance of Obesity: More than 60 percent of Americans aged 20 years and older are overweight. One-quarter of American adults are also obese (Source: excerpt from Understanding Adult Obesity: NIDDK)

Prevelance statistics about Obesity:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Obesity:

  • 11% of children are obese in the USA (World Heart Federation Fact-Sheet, 2002)
  • 50% of women aged 20 to 74 are overweight or obese in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center)
  • Obesity prevalence statistics by age group for men in the USA:
    • 24.1% of men aged 20-34 are obese in the US 1999-2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 25.2% of men aged 35-44 are obese in the US 1999-2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 30.1% of men aged 45-54 are obese in the US 1999-2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 32.9% of men aged 55-64 are obese in the US 1999-2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 33.4% of men aged 65-74 are obese in the US 1999-2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 20.4% of men aged over 75 are obese in the US 1999-2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
  • Obesity prevalence statistics by age group for women in the USA:
    • 25.8% of women aged 20-34 are obese in the US 1999-2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 33.9% of women aged 35-44 are obese in the US 1999-2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 38.1% of women aged 45-54 are obese in the US 1999-2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 43.1% of women aged 55-64 are obese in the US 1999-2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 38.8% of women aged 65-74 are obese in the US 1999-2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 25.1% of women aged over 75 are obese in the US 1999-2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
  • Obesity prevalence rates by racial and gender groups in the USA:
    • 21.3% white men in the US 2000 (National Health, 2000 Interview Survey, NCHS, CDC)
    • 19.6% white women in the US 2000 (National Health, 2000 Interview Survey, NCHS, CDC)
    • 24.4% African American men in the US 2000 (National Health, 2000 Interview Survey, NCHS, CDC)
    • 35.9% African American women in the US 2000 (National Health, 2000 Interview Survey, NCHS, CDC)
    • 23% Hispanic/Latino men in the US 2000 (National Health, 2000 Interview Survey, NCHS, CDC)
    • 26.1% Hispanic/Latino women in the US 2000 (National Health, 2000 Interview Survey, NCHS, CDC)
    • 38.9% American Indian and Alaska Native men in the US 2000 (National Health, 2000 Interview Survey, NCHS, CDC)
    • 43.2% American Indian and Alaska Native women in the US 2000 (National Health, 2000 Interview Survey, NCHS, CDC)
    • 6.0% Asian American men in the US 2000 (National Health, 2000 Interview Survey, NCHS, CDC)
    • 8.3% Asian American women in the US 2000 (National Health, 2000 Interview Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 52.3% of African American women are obese in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center)
  • 50.1% of Mexican American women are obese in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center)
  • Obesity prevalence rate statistics in various countries:
    • 23% of women obese in Canada 1996/97 (Statistics Canada, National Population Health Survey, Health Canada, 1996/97)
    • 33% of men obese in Canada 1996/97 (Statistics Canada, National Population Health Survey, Health Canada, 1996/97)
    • 20% of school children are obese in Beijing (World Heart Federation Fact-Sheet, 2002)
    • 16% of school boys are obese in Saudi (World Heart Federation Fact-Sheet, 2002)
  • Obesity prevalence rate statistics in Australia:
    • 191 men per 1,000 population were obese in Australia 1999-2000 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 219 women per 1,000 population were obese in Australia 1999-2000 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Death and mortality statistics for Obesity:

Deaths from Obesity: 300,000 premature deaths associated with obesity annually (CDC)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Obesity: 300,000 per year, 25,000 per month, 5,769 per week, 821 per day, 34 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 300,000 premature deaths associated with obesity annually (CDC)

Deaths from Obesity

Approximately 280,000 adult deaths in the United States each year are attributable to obesity.9 (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

Society statistics for Obesity

  Costs for Obesity: $33 billion annually spent on weight-loss products and services (NIDDK)

  Costs for Obesity: Americans spend $33 billion annually on weight-loss products and services. (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

Hospitalization statistics for Obesity:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Obesity:

  • 0.11% (1,442) of hospital consultant episodes were for obesity in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for obesity were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for obesity were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12% of hospital consultant episodes for required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for obesity in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for obesity in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for obesity in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65% of hospital consultant episodes for obesity occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for obesity occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for obesity were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.014% (7,244) of hospital bed days were for obesity in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

  Physician office visits for Obesity: 62.7 million (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

  Work Days Lost from Obesity: 39.3 million (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

  Restricted Activity Days from Obesity: 239.0 million (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

  Bed Days from Obesity: 89.5 million (Source: excerpt from NIDDK _ Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity: NIDDK)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Obesity. The term 'prevalence' of Obesity usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Obesity at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Obesity refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Obesity diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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