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Iowa's Response to Obesity

Iowa's Response to Obesity

State Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Profile

Download State Profile [PDF – 431KB]

Adult Overweight and Obesity

Among Iowa's adults age 18 and over 1

  • 65.4% of adults were overweight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or greater
  • 28.4% of adults were obese, with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater

Adolescent Overweight and Obesity

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) adolescent obesity data is not available, as Iowa’s overall institutional response rate was below 60%, the minimum necessary for statewide reporting.

Child Overweight and Obesity

Among Iowa's children aged 2 years to less than 5 years 2

  • 17.2% were overweight (85th to <95th percentile BMI-for-Age)
  • 14.7% were obese (>95th percentile BMI-for-Age)

For more detailed data on rates of fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and breastfeeding, please see Iowa’s State Profile [PDF – 431KB].

References

  1. CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Prevalence and Trend Data – Overweight and Obesity, U.S. Obesity Trends, Trends by State 2010. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/
  2. CDC, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. 2010 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/pednss/pednss_tables/
    tables_health_indicators.htm

 
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