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Wyoming's Response to Obesity

Wyoming's Response to Obesity

  • Workforce Wellness Policies – The Wyoming Department of Health focused on policies that support and promote healthy eating, breastfeeding and physical activity in the workplace.

State Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Profile

Download State Profile [PDF – 1.2MB]

Adult Overweight and Obesity

Among Wyoming's adults age 18 and over 1

  • 62.9% were overweight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or greater
  • 25.1% were obese, with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater

Adolescent Overweight and Obesity

Among Wyoming’s adolescents in grades 9 through 12 2

  • 12.6% were overweight (≥ 85th and < 95th percentiles for BMI by age and sex)
  • 9.8% were obese (≥95th percentile BMI by age and sex)

Child Overweight and Obesity

Among Wyoming’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 Wyoming’s State Profile [PDF – 1.2MB].

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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