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Obesity Data

Overweight and obesity rates have leveled of across the United States.  Wisconsin statistics are consistent with national averages and show 64% of adults as either overweight or obese.

Category  WI Data US Data
% of adults at normal body weight (BMI between 18-25) 34% 35%
% of adults that are overweight(BMI between 25-30) 36% 36%
% of adults that are obese (BMI between >30) 28% 28%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: BRFSS 2011

Physical Activity Data

Category  WI Data US Data
% of adults that participated in enough aerobic exercises to meet guidelines (150 mins/week) 57% 52%
% of adults that participated in enough aerobic (150 mins/week) and muscle strengthening exercises (2x/week) to meet guidelines 22% 21%
% of adults that participated in some activity in the past month 77% 74%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: BRFSS 2011 

Nutrition Data

Category  WI Data US Data
% of adults eating at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day 23% * 23% *

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: BRFSS 2009*

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Last Updated: November 08, 2012