Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Reports and Data

Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Report

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See what's in the 2013-2018 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity State Plan for Surveillance.


Data on obesity, nutrition and physical activity come from a variety of sources.

Many of the national databases are from self-reported data, which are less reliable than data collected through physical measurements 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).


National Obesity Data

For more data on obesity trends in the United States, visit the CDC website.

CDC Interactive Adult Health Data

CDC Physical Activity Data

CDC Weight and Obesity Data

U.S. Overall Obesity Chart

Map of Percentage of Population with Obesity by State: 2014

Wisconsin Obesity Data

Standardized data exists for all states, and the graphs in this section show Wisconsin's relative ranking for obesity and physical activity data. An explanation of the data and link to each graph can be accessed on this page.


Data Reports

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Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity in Wisconsin P-00008 (PDF) uses available state data to provide a detailed look at obesity in Wisconsin. This document illustrates the scope of overweight and obesity in adults and youth in Wisconsin, and also identifies groups at greatest risk. The report describes the likely negative consequences of obesity for Wisconsin's economy, and provides rates of individual behaviors related to obesity, explaining the importance of influences beyond an individual's control including the environment and organizational, community, and state policies.

Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity in Wisconsin: Executive Summary P-00009 (PDF) provides an overview of key data from the full report. It also 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 the executive summary, contact Mary Pesik.

Last Revised: September 1, 2020