Monday, April 07, 2008

Click through the slides (from the CDC)

Read this doc on Scribd: CDC trends in obesity 1985 2001

8 comments:

rlbates said...

Colorful, but sad.

YeSeul said...

Paul...this is really scary!

The Imp ;-) said...

That's a really really sharp delta.

/me decides to go walking at lunch.

Jaime said...

I love the fact that the obesity post is right above a photo of a honking ice cream sundae! Makes me feel hungry and completely guilty all at once! :)

Tim said...

Shocking data, to say the least. As an MBA/MHA student and (hopefully) future hospital administrator, I would be interested to see a post regarding BIDMC's efforts towards health & wellness promotion.

Jen McCabe Gorman said...

Yikes. I'm thinking more and more about the raw food movement and vegetarianism...

Ari F. said...

The even sadder part is that these are under-estimates of true obesity prevalence. Check out:
http://jrsm.rsmjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/99/5/250

The PDF should be free, but the bottom line is that because of systematic under-estimation of height and weight, BMI from self-report in BRFSS is too low.

Ari

Sharon said...

An even more frightening version (because it includes 5 additional recent years) is at http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/trend/maps/index.htm