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23 Of 25 States With Highest Rates Of Obesity Are In The South And Midwest

23 Of 25 States With Highest Rates Of Obesity Are In The South And Midwest

23 of 25 States with Highest Rates of Obesity are in the South and Midwest Washington, D.C.United States adult obesity rates remained mostly steadybut highthis past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah and remaining stable in the rest, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America , a report from the Trust for Americas Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Arkansas had the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado had the lowest at 21.3 percent. The 12th annual report found that rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), are at or above 30 percent in 22 states and are not below 21 percent in any. In 1980, no state had a rate above 15 percent, and in 1991, no state had a rate above 20. Now, nationally, more than 30 percent of adults, nearly 17 percent of 2 to 19 year olds and more than 8 percent of children ages 2 to 5 are obese. Obesity puts some 78 million Americans at an increased risk for a range of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Efforts to prevent and reduce obesity over the past decade have made a difference. Stabilizing rates is an accomplishment. However, given the continued high rates, it isnt time to celebrate, said Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of TFAH. Weve learned that if we invest in effective programs, we can see signs of progress. But, we still havent invested enough to really tip the scales yet. Other key findings from The State of Obesity include: Obesity rates differ by region, age and race/ethnicity: Seven of the 10 states with the highest rates are in the South and 23 of the 25 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest. Nine of the 1 Continue reading >>

States With The Highest Obesity

States With The Highest Obesity

From Douglas McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street, these are the states with the highest rate of obesity in America. USA TODAY Obesity has been associated with some of the nation’s biggest killers — cancer, heart disease and diabetes. All have been closely linked to obesity. According to the National Cancer Institute, in some cases, obesity can cut a person’s lifespan more than smoking. The obesity epidemic afflicts every part of the country to some degree. At least one in five adults are obese in every state. In five states, at least one in three adults are obese. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the percentage of adults who are obese in every state. Nine of the 10 states with the highest obesity rates are located in the South. Mississippi leads the nation with an obesity rate of 35.3%, in contrast with Colorado’s obesity rate of 20.1%. These are the states with the highest obesity rates. See where all the states rank: 1. Mississippi > Obesity rate: 35.3% > Pct. diabetic: 12.5% (the highest) > Annual per capita healthcare cost: $10,507 (4th highest) > Premature deaths per 100,000:487.0 (the highest) 2. Louisiana > Obesity rate: 34.3% > Pct. diabetic: 11.2% (10th highest) > Annual per capita healthcare cost: $11,201 (the highest) > Premature deaths per 100,000:445.9 (6th highest) 3. West Virginia > Obesity rate: 34.1% > Pct. diabetic: 12.3% (3rd highest) > Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,872 (13th highest) > Premature deaths per 100,000:466.4 (2nd highest) 3. West Virginia > Obesity rate: 34.1% > Pct. diabetic: 12.3% (3rd highest) > Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,872 (13th highest) > Premature deaths per 100,000: 466.4 (2nd highest) 4. Alabama > Obesity rate: 33.6% > Pct. diabetic: 12.4% (2nd highest) > Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,950 (10th highest) > Prema Continue reading >>

About Type 2 Diabetes

About Type 2 Diabetes

What is Type 2 Diabetes? If you have diabetes, take this challenge. Your A1C level is an important indicator of long-term blood sugar control, but about one-third of adults with diabetes are not at their A1C goal. Join Tim McGraw and pledge to work with your doctor to get to your A1C goal (and your family or friends with diabetes as well). Find out more » Did you know that the Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Preventive Health is available to offer A1C screenings for state employees at Mississippi State agency's events? Find out more » Diabetes is an incurable disease that affects the way the body uses food. Diabetes causes glucose levels in the blood to be too high. Normally, during digestion the body changes sugars, starches, and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Glucose is carried to the body's cells and, with the help of insulin (a hormone), is converted into energy. In healthy people, blood glucose levels are kept within normal ranges by proper insulin function. People develop type 2 diabetes because the cells in the muscles, liver, and fat do not use insulin properly. As a result, the amount of sugar in the blood increases, while the cells are starved of energy. Over time, high blood sugar damages nerves and blood vessels, leading to complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, nerve problems, gum infections, and amputation. Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Prevented? In this video, people with pre-diabetes talk about how the CDC's group lifestyle change classes helped them learn and keep healthy habits. Full size » Yes. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that moderate diet and exercise that results in 5 to 7 percent weight loss can delay Continue reading >>

Diabetes Rate Doubles In U.s. In Last 10 Years

Diabetes Rate Doubles In U.s. In Last 10 Years

Diabetes rate doubles in U.S. in last 10 years Highest rate in the South, according to government report ATLANTA The nation's obesity epidemic is exacting a heavy toll: The rate of new diabetes cases nearly doubled in the United States in the past 10 years, the government said Thursday. More women opting for preventive mastectomy - but should they be? Rates of women who are opting for preventive mastectomies, such as Angeline Jolie, have increased by an estimated 50 percent in recent years, experts say. But many doctors are puzzled because the operation doesn't carry a 100 percent guarantee, it's major surgery -- and women have other options, from a once-a-day pill to careful monitoring. What stresses moms most? Themselves, survey says The highest rates were in the South, according to the first state-by-state review of new diagnoses. The worst was in West Virginia, where about 13 in 1,000 adults were diagnosed with the disease in 2005-07. The lowest was in Minnesota, where the rate was 5 in 1,000. Nationally, the rate of new cases climbed from about 5 per 1,000 in the mid-1990s to 9 per 1,000 in the middle of this decade. Roughly 90 percent of cases are Type 2 diabetes, the form linked to obesity. The findings dovetail with trends seen in obesity and lack of exercise two health measures where Southern states also rank at the bottom. "It isn't surprising the problem is heaviest in the South no pun intended," agreed Matt Petersen, who oversees data and statistics for the American Diabetes Association. The study, led by Karen Kirtland of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides an up-to-date picture of where the disease is exploding. The information should be a big help as the government and health insurance companies decide where to focus prevention campa Continue reading >>

Brfss Data: Diabetes Prevalence - Delaware Health And Social Services - State Of Delaware

Brfss Data: Diabetes Prevalence - Delaware Health And Social Services - State Of Delaware

Source: Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS), 2011-2016. There is no statistically significant difference in the adult diabetes prevalence during the past six years. In 2016, diabetes was more prevalent among African-American adults (13.0 percent) than among non-Hispanic white adults (10.5 percent). About 7.5 percent of Hispanic adults report having been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes also becomes more prevalent with age. Only 4.2 percent of 35-44 year olds have diabetes, but the prevalence rises to 10 percent among adults age 45-54; 17.1 percent among adults age 55-64; and 22.5 percent among those 65 and older. There is no statistically significant difference between men (11.1 percent) and women (10.2 percent) in the 2016 survey results. The survey asks about "pre-diabetes," or borderline diabetes. In 2016, among adults who do not have diagnosed diabetes, 13.1 percentor more than 84,600 Delawareansreported being told they have pre-diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but they can significantly reduce that risk by increasing physical activity and eating a healthier diet. The 2016 Delaware BRFS also provides information about compliance with recommendations for people with diabetes. 57.5 percent say they check their blood glucose (sugar) levels one or more times per day. [The recommended frequency is three times a day for most diabetic adults.] 33.2 percent see their doctor 4 or more times a year. An additional 35 percent say they see their doctor 2 or 3 times a year. 92.3 percent say they have been checked by a doctor for Hemoglobin A1-C one or more times in the past year. 75.7 percent of people with diabetes had an eye exam in which their pupils were dilated du Continue reading >>

Quick Facts Diabetes In Minnesota

Quick Facts Diabetes In Minnesota

How many adults in Minnesota have diabetes? 2015, 7.6% of Minnesota adults (about 320,000)1 had been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or 2). Around 18,000 new cases are diagnosed in Minnesota each year (2010)1 Around 1 in 4 people with diabetes do not know that they have the disease2. For information about diabetes in the US, please read the National Diabetes Statistics Report 2017. Are there disparities in diabetes rates in Minnesota? Disparities happen when the health of a group of people are negatively affected by factors like how much money they earn, their race or ethnicity, or where they live. In Minnesota, we currently collect data specific to two of these factors. Education: In 2015, about 5.4 percent1* of adults who have a college degree report having diabetes compared with 8.5 percent1* of adults who do not. Income: Health survey data from 2013 through 2015 show that self-reported diabetes rates are higher for people living in households that earn lower incomes1*. How is Minnesota monitoring diabetes management? Healthcare providers measure five diabetes goals to monitor how well a patient’s diabetes is controlled. These goals are influenced by a number of different factors: individual factors, community-level factors, and healthcare-related factors. This information is reported as the Optimal Diabetes Care measure. Overall in Minnesota, 53 percent of adults met all five diabetes goals3. There are disparities in the percentage of people who meet all five diabetes goals. We show some of the disparities observed in 2014 below: Race: 31 percent of American Indian or Alaska Native meet the Optimal Diabetes Care measure as compared to 59 percent of Asian adults3. Ethnicity: 46 percent of Hispanic or Latino adults meet the Optimal Diabetes Care measure as compared Continue reading >>

Diabetes Data: Surveillance And Evaluation

Diabetes Data: Surveillance And Evaluation

Implementation and evaluation of diabetes prevention and control programs depends on reliable data. The following data sources tell us how many people in Texas are estimated to have diabetes and the groups most affected by the disease. They allow for development of culturally appropriate messages and assist in focusing prevention efforts on high-risk populations. The Diabetes Program at DSHS develops epidemiological reports on diabetes incidence, prevalence, morbidity, and mortality in Texas. The program contracts for annual statewide telephone surveys through the Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, participates in statewide and international collaborative data collection projects, and reviews information from the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and the TMF Health Quality Institute, which is the state’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. Data from these and other sources are collected and illustrated in the burden report below. The Diabetes Program updates this report periodically as data collection occurs and data is verified for publication. The Texas Diabetes Fact Sheet offers at-a-glance diabetes prevalence and mortality statistics for Texas by race/ethnicity, age, and gender. Requests for specific data will be addressed as time and availability of data permit. To ensure that data requests are fulfilled in a timely manner, please submit your requests at least two weeks before the data is needed. Texas Diabetes and Prediabetes Fact Sheet (Updated September 2017, 178kb, PDF viewing information) Diabetes and prediabetes prevalence, mortality, and cost data for Texas. Diabetes Trend Data, Texas and US, 2011-2015 (Updated March 2017, PDF 923kb, PDF viewing information) Current Diabetes Prevalence Among Adults by Demographic C Continue reading >>

The Cdc Mapped Out Where People With Diabetes Live In The Us — Here's What It Found

The Cdc Mapped Out Where People With Diabetes Live In The Us — Here's What It Found

A paramedic checking the blood sugar levels of a diabetes patient. Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters Diabetes, a group of conditions in which the body can't properly regulate blood sugar, affects roughly 30 million people in the US — about 9% of the population. That's in addition to 84.1 million Americans who the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate have prediabetes, a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes if it isn't treated. (Type 2 accounts for the majority of diabetes cases.) In a new report by the CDC, researchers found that while the rate of new diabetes diagnoses in the US has stayed steady, the disease is still a major public health issue across the country. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the US in 2015. "Although these findings reveal some progress in diabetes management and prevention, there are still too many Americans with diabetes and prediabetes," CDC director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said in a news release. Those cases are disproportionately spread around the country. The map below shows where people with diabetes live across the US, with the darker red shades representing areas where a larger percentage of the population has been diagnosed with diabetes. CDC Areas with the highest concentration of cases are southern states like Mississippi and Alabama, along with Puerto Rico, a US territory. In those locations, diabetes was prevalent in more than 11% of adults over 20. When it comes to new diagnoses, the states with the highest rates per 1,000 people are also in the southeast, as well as parts of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. CDC Information about where diabetes prevalence is highest can help public health officials figure out where to devote the most attention in their attempt to bring down the number of cases nat Continue reading >>

U.s. States And Communities Ranked By Incidence Of Diabetes

U.s. States And Communities Ranked By Incidence Of Diabetes

U.S. States and Communities Ranked by Incidence of Diabetes New research, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, examines the incidence of diabetes within all 50 states and across190 U.S. communities. Since 2008, when Gallup and Healthways began tracking diabetes in the U.S., an estimated2 million more adults are reporting that they have been diagnosed with the disease. Additionally, the obesity rate, a significant risk factor for diabetes,has climbed by almost 3 points since 2008, to reach 28.3% nationally in 2016. Utah, Rhode Island, and Coloradoare the states with the lowest incidence of diabetes within their populations, with less than 8% of their adult populations having been diagnosed with the disease. Boulder, Colorado,Bellingham, Washington, andFort Collins, Coloradolead the community rankings with the lowest reported levels of the disease. Alabama and West Virginiaare the states with the highest diabetes prevalence, both with more than 16% of their residents diagnosed with diabetes.The communities ofMobile, Alabama and Charleston, West Virginia place last in the nation, with more than 17% of their respective adult populations having the disease. The report also highlightshospitals and health systems which have implementedinnovative diabetes managementprograms toensure patients have better health outcomes and better quality of life. To view the full rankings, download a copy of the report today . You can also subscribe to content from the Well-Being Index; by subscribing, well let you know when we release new reports and insights from the Well-Being Index. Continue reading >>

Diabetes: A State-by-state Breakdown

Diabetes: A State-by-state Breakdown

Health |Diabetes: A State-by-State Breakdown Among Americans 30 and older, 13.7 percent of men and 11.9 percent of women have diabetes . Almost one-third of them have never received a diagnosis of the disease. By applying statistical techniques to two databases, one with numbers gathered at the state level and the other national, researchers have arrived at what they believe are highly accurate estimates of prevalence, both diagnosed and not, in each state. Colorado, Minnesota, Montana and Vermont have low rates, with Vermont the lowest at 6.1 percent for people 30 to 59 and 19.9 percent for people over 60. Southeastern states have the highest rates, and Mississippi, where 11.4 percent of people 30 to 59 and 27.7 percent of those over 60 are diabetic, has the highest of all. Visually its very clear what we found the stark difference between the Southeast and the rest of the country, said the lead author, Goodarz Danaei, a research fellow in epidemiology at Harvard. The Southern States have a very dangerous aggregation of risk factors for heart disease: obesity , high blood pressure and diabetes. More men than women have diabetes in every state, and the gap is sometimes large. In Minnesota, for example, almost 12 percent of men have the disease, but only 8 percent of women. The variation among races is also stark. Nationally, about 18 percent of blacks and 16 percent of Hispanics have diabetes, compared with 11 percent of whites. The analysis , published in the online journal BioMed Central, has certain limitations. The researchers were unable to include family history of diabetes, physical activity , alcohol use and specific dietary risk factors in their research. Nonetheless, the report provides the only estimates of both diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the Unit Continue reading >>

Healthy Nj 2020 | Diabetes

Healthy Nj 2020 | Diabetes

Diabetes is the eighth leading cause of death in New Jersey. It is the fifth leading cause among Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians; sixth among males; and eighth among Whites and females. In New Jersey, nearly 2,000 deaths each year are due to diabetes. The age-adjusted death rate due to diabetes is about 18 per 100,000 standard population. The age-adjusted death rate among males is more than double the rate among females. The rate among Blacks is much higher than that of other racial/ethnic groups but the gap is narrowing. The DOH Diabetes Prevention and Control Program seeks to reduce the health impacts of diabetes by increasing awareness of diabetes and its complications, improving the quality of diabetes care and access to care, developing partnerships and increasing community involvement to address diabetes issues, and utilizing data to better apply resources and improve health outcomes. The rate of new adult diabetes cases is increasing in the state. In 2016, the diabetes prevalence was 9.2%. Approximately 640,000 adults have diabetes statewide. Continue reading >>

U.s. States And Communities Ranked By Incidence Of Diabetes

U.s. States And Communities Ranked By Incidence Of Diabetes

U.S. States and Communities Ranked by Incidence of Diabetes Home Data In Action U.S. States and Communities Ranked by Incidence of Diabetes New research, part of theGallup-SharecareState of American Well-Beingseries, examines the incidence of diabetes within all 50 states and across190 U.S. communities. Since 2008, when Gallup and Sharecare began tracking diabetes in the U.S., an estimated2 millionmoreadultsare reporting that they have been diagnosed with the disease. Additionally, theobesity rate, a significant risk factor for diabetes,has climbed by almost 3 pointssince 2008, to reach 28.3% nationally in 2016. Utah, Rhode Island,andColoradoare the states with the lowest incidence of diabetes within their populations, with less than 8% of their adult populations having been diagnosed with the disease. Boulder, Colorado,Bellingham, Washington,andFort Collins, Coloradolead the community rankings with the lowest reported levels of the disease. AlabamaandWest Virginiaare the states with the highest diabetes prevalence, both with more than 16% of their residents diagnosed with diabetes.The communities ofMobile, AlabamaandCharleston, West Virginiaplace last in the nation, with more than 17% of their respective adult populations having the disease. The report also highlightshospitals and health systems which have implementedinnovativediabetes managementprograms toensure patients have better health outcomes and better quality of life. To view the full rankings, download a copy of the report today . You can also subscribe to content from the Well-Being Index; by subscribing, well let you know when we release new reports and insights from the Well-Being Index. Continue reading >>

Please Tell Us A Little More About You

Please Tell Us A Little More About You

Diabetes U.S. Value: United States: 10.0% Healthiest State: Utah: 7.1% Least-healthy State: West Virginia: 14.1% Definition: Percentage of adults who reported being told by a health professional that they have diabetes (excludes prediabetes and gestational diabetes) Data Source & Year(s): CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2014 Suggested Citation: America's Health Rankings analysis of CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United Health Foundation, AmericasHealthRankings.org, Accessed 2014. Why does this matter? Diabetes — the nation’s seventh-leading cause of death accounting for more than 79,500 deaths annually — contributes to heart disease and stroke, the leading and fifth leading causes of death, respectively. There are three major types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all cases. Diabetes is a leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations and blindness in adults. In 2017 a staggering 30.3 million Americans (9.4 percent of the U.S. population) had diabetes, 23.1 million of which were diagnosed and 7.2 million of which were undiagnosed. In 2015 alone, 1.5 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed among adults aged 18 and older. Direct medical costs and lost productivity attributable to diabetes is estimated to be $245 billion each year — accounting for one in five health care dollars.[1] Among people with diagnosed diabetes, direct medical costs are twice as high compared with people without diabetes after adjusting for population age and sex differences. Cost estimates that include undiagnosed cases, prediabetes, and all types of diagnosed diabetes are far higher, exceeding $322 billion in 2012. Who is affected? Type 2 diabetes is a largely preven Continue reading >>

This 1 U.s. State Has The Highest Diabetes Rate In The Country

This 1 U.s. State Has The Highest Diabetes Rate In The Country

This 1 U.S. State Has the Highest Diabetes Rate in the Country The United States is well known for its obesity problem. Obesity can lead to health complications like heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes . As of 2015, about 9.4% of the population had type 2 diabetes according to Diabetes.org. However, the disease is far more prevalent in certain states. Weve ranked the top 10 states with the highest type 2 diabetes rates and followed it with the top 10 states with the lowest type 2 diabetes rates. The rates are according to stateofobesity.org . Oklahoma is the first state to make the list with about 12% of its adult population living with diabetes . 32.8% of Oklahomas adult population is obese. Oklahoma requires its elementary school students to participate in physical education classes but not its middle school or high school students. PE classes can be a driving force in helping children prevent obesity and diabetes in later years. Louisiana ties for the eighth position with 12.1% of its population suffering from diabetes . It is also the fifth most obese state in the nation, with 35.5% of its population falling into the obese category. 34% of Louisiana youth are either overweight or obese, but the state does require physical education classes for students of all ages. Georgia | Sean Pavone/iStock/Getty Images Georgia ties with Louisiana with 12.1% of its population dealing with diabetes . However, when it comes to obesity, Georgia is much better off than Louisiana Georgia ranks 20th in obesity in the U.S. Georgia requires physical education classes in its elementary schools and high schools, but 32.2% of children are still either obese or overweight. Next: The country music capital has a diabetes problem. Tennessee | Sean Pavone/iStock/Getty Images In Tennessee, Continue reading >>

County-level

County-level "diabetes Belt" Carves A Swath Through U.s. South

More than 18 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes, which costs an estimated $174 billion annually. Typically, local public health agencies carry out the initiatives to manage and prevent this chronic disease, but because prevalence figures are generally given on national and state levels, local workers cannot gain the traction—and funding—to rein in rates in their areas. A new study drills down to the county level, revealing wide disparities within states and striking national patterns. "We're extremely excited about the county level," says Lawrence Barker, associate director for science at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation. Many of the counties with the highest rates of diagnosed diabetes—higher than 11.2 percent of the population compared with the national average of 8.5 percent—are concentrated in 15 states and form an area the study's authors have labeled the "diabetes belt" (after the so-called "stroke belt" that described U.S. Southeast in the 1960s). "We've known for many years that there was a lot of diabetes in the Southeast," Barker says. But the new analysis, based on data from the self-reported national phone survey called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), confirmed that the disease has a distinctive geographical distribution. The map and findings will be published in the April 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The pattern of disease distribution is not a simple slice—nor does it follow the stroke belt. The diabetes belt touches states as far north as Ohio and Pennsylvania and as far west as Texas. But overall averages for many of these outlying states would not reveal the plights of their few high-prevalence counties. Sta Continue reading >>

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