Obesity rates in the UShttp://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.asp ... id=1832542
Obesity is common, serious and costly
•More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. [Read abstract Journal of American Medicine (JAMA)]
•Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. [Read guidelines]
•The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. [Read summary]
Obesity affects some groups more than others
[Read abstract Journal of American Medicine (JAMA)]
•Non-Hispanic blacks have the highest age-adjusted rates of obesity (47.8%) followed by Hispanics (42.5%), non-Hispanic whites (32.6%), and non-Hispanic Asians (10.8%)
•Obesity is higher among middle age adults, 40-59 years old (39.5%) than among younger adults, age 20-39 (30.3%) or adults over 60 or above (35.4%) adults.
Obesity and socioeconomic status
[Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief[PDF-1.07MB]
•Among non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American men, those with higher incomes are more likely to have obesity than those with low income.
•Higher income women are less likely to have obesity than low-income women.
•There is no significant relationship between obesity and education among men. Among women, however, there is a trend—those with college degrees are less likely to have obesity compared with less educated women.
2015 obesity rates by countryhttp://streets.mn/wp-content/uploads/20 ... ountry.png
Denmark 9.5% US 30.5%
Diabetes 29 MILLION Americans
An astounding 9.3% of the population
CDC National Diabetes reporthttp://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/statsr ... rt-web.pdf
Heroine overdose deaths up 100% from 2009-2012
Suicide up, cirrhosis up, homicide up
Heart disease down, cancer down, neonatal mortality down
Do some reading you idiot.
You must be really dense! I wonder how the fuck you got a medical degree. You keep repeating a flawed argument All these statistics mean nothing when you ignore the similar statistics in 1980's when there was not a life expectancy gap. Nor you can bypass easily the issue of suicide by blaming the patient when your fucking system let mentally ill people living in the street, or when at a time when stress and anxiety go up in a more competitive world, you have an increasingly expensive mental health service which becomes gradually less and less affordable to the average American patient.