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Oklahoma's Response to Obesity

Oklahoma's Response to Obesity

  • CATCH Kids-Club is an evidence-based nutrition and physical activity program that can be found in 76 sites across Oklahoma.

  • Safe Routes to School - The Oklahoma Department of Transportation provides funding for both infrastructure and non-infrastructure activities to support Safe Routes to School in 48 Oklahoma schools.

State Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Profile

Download State Profile [PDF – 1.65MB]

Adult Overweight and Obesity

Among Oklahoma's adults age 18 and over 1

  • 66.3% were overweight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or greater
  • 30.4% were obese, with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater

Adolescent Overweight and Obesity

Among Oklahoma's adolescents in grades 9 through 12 2

  • 16.4% were overweight (≥ 85th and < 95th percentiles for BMI by age and sex)
  • 14.1% were obese (≥95th percentile BMI by age and sex)

Child Overweight and Obesity

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

  • Data not available

For more detailed data on rates of fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and breastfeeding, please see Oklahoma’s State Profile [PDF – 1.65MB].

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

 
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