Wisconsin Obesity and Physical Activity Data
Wisconsin Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity Report
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Data on Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity comes from a variety of
sources. Many of the national databases are from self-reported data,
which are less reliable than measured data, but are the easiest way to
collect data on a large scale. The reports below are primarily from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Epidemic of Chronic Disease in Wisconsin (PDF, 6.3 MB). This
2010 report provides information on the health and economic impact of
Chronic Disease in Wisconsin.
Nutrition and Physical Activity in Wisconsin (PDF,
21.6 MB) uses the available state data to
provide a detailed look at the obesity problem in Wisconsin. It illustrates
the scope of the overweight and obesity problem in Wisconsin adults and
youth and also identifies groups at greatest risk. The report
describes the likely negative consequences of obesity for individual health
and the state’s economy. It provides rates for individual behaviors
related to obesity and also explains the importance of influences beyond an
individual’s control, such as environments and policies created by
organizations, communities, and the state. The report provides information
about resources that partners throughout the state can use to help reverse
this harmful trend in Wisconsin.
Nutrition and Physical Activity in Wisconsin Executive Summary (PDF,
1.6 MB) provides an overview of key data
from the full report and provides recommendations and resources to assist
efforts to counteract obesity in Wisconsin.
If you would like a hard copy of either the full report or
executive summary, contact Mary Pesik at email@example.com.
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February 14, 2013