Johnson Health Center currently has 4,513 adults who are overweight or obese. Johnson Health Center staff strive to encourage patients to live their healthiest lives. We offer a variety of resources to encourage patients to adopt healthy habits. We provide pre-diabetic groups and diabetic groups as well as appointments with our Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator. If you are interested in any of these services and/or additional resources, speak with your doctor today.
Obesity rates in adults
According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2013–2014:
- More than 2 in 3 adults were considered to be overweight or obese
- About 1 in 13 adults were considered to have extreme obesity
Percentage of US Adults with Overweight and Obesity by Sex
2013–2014 NHANES Data
|All (Men and Women)||Men||Women|
|Overweight or Obesity||70.2%||73.7%||66.9%|
|Obesity (including extreme obesity)||37.7%||35%||40.4%|
Obesity rates in children
According to data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2011-2014:
- The prevalence of obesity has remained fairly stable at about 17% and affects about 12.7 million children and adolescents.
- The prevalence of obesity was 8.9% among 2 to 5-year-olds compared with 17.5% of 6- to 11-year-olds and 20.5% of 12- to 19-year-olds. Childhood obesity is also more common among certain populations.