Obesity : A Common Trend

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According to Center Disease Control and Prevention, over one-third (78.6 million) adults are obese, and in 2008 a projected annual cost of $147 billion U.S. dollars were spent for medical cost of adult obesity (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Obesity is a common trend throughout the U.S. making obesity a serious and costly trend. Although obesity is a common trend throughout the U.S. there are certain groups, lifestyle choices and other factors that may likely put an individual at risk for obesity. An individual’s genetic makeup, age, medical condition, environment, and social-economic status are also other risk factors associated with obesity and are trends seen throughout my community and across the United States. The obesity map shows data from 2013 that represents the percentage of adults eighteen years of age and older that are obese in the United States. The second map represents the 2013 percentage of adults eighteen years of age and older that are overweight. The third map symbolizes data from 2012 diagnosed diabetes by age adjusted rate (per 100 adults). Lastly the fourth map indicates 2013 percentage of adults who achieved at least 150 minutes a week of moderate to intensity aerobic physical activity or seventy-five minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity or an equivalent combination. The information from the various maps represents several different trends and can be combined to determine trends such as the correlation of states

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