Obesity Statistics

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Obesity statistics
Alison Gainok
May 14, 2012
Randall Medeiros

Obesity statistics
Michelle Obama, the First Lady founded “The Let’s Move” program to raise awareness about eating healthy foods and the importance of exercising for children. The Los Angeles Times newspaper published recent research on the obesity rates of Americans. Whereas, certain group’s weight continues to increase, American’s weight appears to be leveling off (Roan, 2012).
The article in Los Angeles Times newspaper,, “Obesity rates in the U.S. appear to be finally leveling off,” does not give the mean, mode, or median. However, it does report the sample size of people surveyed from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey done from 2009 to 2010. Seventy million people in America are obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 and higher. This statistical data is similar to years 2005 to 2006. Furthermore, children and teenagers weights in 2007 to 2008 have not increased or decreased according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Percentages of decrease or increase, according to the Los Angeles Times, are reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey along with other statistical data collected for this article (Roan, 2012).
The study done by the CDC reported in the Los Angeles Times concludes Americans are positively affected by the recent nation’s campaign to lose weight and become healthier citizens. Percentages are reported in this article to illustrate recent obesity rates such as“35% of U. S. adults are obese” (2012). Calculated BMI rates of participates were similar to BMI rates in 2005 to 2006, supporting claims of…...