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Missouri's Response to Obesity

Missouri's Response to Obesity

  • Farm to Institution helped Missouri increase access to healthy foods through activities including an educational campaign to increase awareness of the benefits of local food.

  • Missouri Livable Streets aims to improve the transportation infrastructure of Missouri communities by, for example, providing advocacy training in local communities and creating and disseminating educational campaigns to increase awareness of the benefits of livable streets.

State Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Profile

Download State Profile [PDF –988KB]

Adult Overweight and Obesity

Among Missouri's adults age 18 and over 1

  • 65.2% were overweight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or greater
  • 30.5% were obese, with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater

Adolescent Overweight and Obesity 2

Among Missouri's adolescents in grades 9 through 12 2

  • 14.4% were overweight (≥ 85th and < 95th percentiles for BMI by age and sex)
  • 14.4% were obese (≥95th percentile BMI by age and sex)

Child Overweight and Obesity

Among Missouri's children aged 2 years to less than 5 years 3

  • 16.2% were overweight (85th to < 95th percentile BMI-for-Age)
  • 13.6% were obese (≥ 95th percentile BMI-for-Age)

For more detailed data on rates of fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and breastfeeding, please see Missouri’s State Profile [PDF – 988KB].

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 Adolescent and School Health. The 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm
  3. 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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