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Adults who are Obese

This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 18 and older who are obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight and dividing it by their height squared in metric units (BMI = Weight (Kg)/[Height (m) ^ 2]). A BMI >=30 is considered obese.

Adults who are Obese

29.3
33.7
Comparison: FL Counties 

26.8

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

Region: Tampa Bay

Located in: State: Florida

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Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Diabetes, Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
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Why is this important?

The percentage of obese adults is an indicator of the overall health and lifestyle of a community. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight help to prevent and control these diseases. Being obese also carries significant economic costs due to increased healthcare spending and lost earnings.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 20 and older who are obese to 30.5%.

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The regional value presented is an estimate derived from county level data.

Adults who are Obese : Time Series

2007: 25.4 2010: 26.8

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Adults who are Obese

Comparison: Prior Value 

26.8

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

Region: Tampa Bay

Located in: State: Florida

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Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Diabetes, Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this important?

The percentage of obese adults is an indicator of the overall health and lifestyle of a community. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight help to prevent and control these diseases. Being obese also carries significant economic costs due to increased healthcare spending and lost earnings.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 20 and older who are obese to 30.5%.

More Details:

The regional value presented is an estimate derived from county level data.

Adults who are Obese : Time Series

2007: 25.4 2010: 26.8

percent

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Adults who are Obese

Target Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

26.8

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

Region: Tampa Bay

Located in: State: Florida

View All Location Types

Healthy People 2020 Target: 30.5 percent
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Diabetes, Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this important?

The percentage of obese adults is an indicator of the overall health and lifestyle of a community. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight help to prevent and control these diseases. Being obese also carries significant economic costs due to increased healthcare spending and lost earnings.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 20 and older who are obese to 30.5%.

More Details:

The regional value presented is an estimate derived from county level data.

Adults who are Obese : Time Series

2007: 25.4 2010: 26.8

percent

Zoom to:

View by:

Create Indicator Comparison Report