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Adults who are Obese

Value: 19.4 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Palm Beach
Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Diabetes
Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 18 and older who are obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight and dividing it by their height squared in metric units (BMI = Weight (Kg)/[Height (m) ^ 2]). A BMI >=30 is considered obese.
Why this is important: 
The percentage of obese adults is an indicator of the overall health and lifestyle of a community. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight help to prevent and control these diseases. Being obese also carries significant economic costs due to increased healthcare spending and lost earnings.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 20 and older who are obese to 30.6%.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Source: Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.floridahealth.gov/reports-and-data/survey-data...
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/brfss.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2002: 16.4 2007: 14.5 2010: 19.4

percent

Adults who are Obese by Age

18-44: 25.0 45-64: 20.4 65+: 12.5 Overall: 19.4

percent

Adults who are Obese by Gender

Female: 16.3 Male: 22.7 Overall: 19.4

percent

Adults who are Obese by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 26.0 Hispanic: 22.8 White: 18.8 Overall: 19.4

percent

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Stayed the same
Unit: percent
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Adults who are Obese

Value: 19.4 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Palm Beach
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Diabetes
Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 18 and older who are obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight and dividing it by their height squared in metric units (BMI = Weight (Kg)/[Height (m) ^ 2]). A BMI >=30 is considered obese.
Why this is important: 
The percentage of obese adults is an indicator of the overall health and lifestyle of a community. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight help to prevent and control these diseases. Being obese also carries significant economic costs due to increased healthcare spending and lost earnings.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 20 and older who are obese to 30.6%.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.floridahealth.gov/reports-and-data/survey-data...
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/brfss.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2002: 16.4 2007: 14.5 2010: 19.4

percent

Adults who are Obese by Age

18-44: 25.0 45-64: 20.4 65+: 12.5 Overall: 19.4

percent

Adults who are Obese by Gender

Female: 16.3 Male: 22.7 Overall: 19.4

percent

Adults who are Obese by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 26.0 Hispanic: 22.8 White: 18.8 Overall: 19.4

percent

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Target Met

Unit: percent
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Adults who are Obese

Value: 19.4 percent
Healthy People 2020 Target: 30.6 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Palm Beach
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Diabetes
Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 18 and older who are obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight and dividing it by their height squared in metric units (BMI = Weight (Kg)/[Height (m) ^ 2]). A BMI >=30 is considered obese.
Why this is important: 
The percentage of obese adults is an indicator of the overall health and lifestyle of a community. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight help to prevent and control these diseases. Being obese also carries significant economic costs due to increased healthcare spending and lost earnings.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 20 and older who are obese to 30.6%.
Source: Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.floridahealth.gov/reports-and-data/survey-data...
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/brfss.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2002: 16.4 2007: 14.5 2010: 19.4

percent

Adults who are Obese by Age

18-44: 25.0 45-64: 20.4 65+: 12.5 Overall: 19.4

percent

Adults who are Obese by Gender

Female: 16.3 Male: 22.7 Overall: 19.4

percent

Adults who are Obese by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 26.0 Hispanic: 22.8 White: 18.8 Overall: 19.4

percent

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