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Orleans Parish Vs. LA State Value

LA State Value

Comparison: 31.70
Unit: percent
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Adults who are Obese

Value31.40%
Measurement Period:2010
Location:Orleans
Categories:Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight Health / Diabetes Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 18 and older who are obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight and dividing it by their height squared in metric units (BMI = Weight (Kg)/[Height (cm) ^ 2]). A BMI >=30 is considered obese.
Why this is important:
The percentage of obese adults is an indicator of the overall health and lifestyle of a community. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight help to prevent and control these diseases. Being obese also carries significant economic costs due to increased healthcare spending and lost earnings.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 20 and older who are obese to 30.6%.
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the Louisiana state value.
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Data: >http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/MMSACtyRiskChart.asp?yr2=2010&CtyCode=45&cat=OB&MMSA=60&qkey=4409&grp=0
Last Update: 2011-08-26
Maintained By: HEALTHY COMMUNITIES INSTITUTE

Orleans Parish Vs. the Prior Value

Prior Value
Chart.

Going up
Unit: percent
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Adults who are Obese

Value31.40%
Measurement Period:2010
Location:Orleans
Categories:Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight Health / Diabetes Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 18 and older who are obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight and dividing it by their height squared in metric units (BMI = Weight (Kg)/[Height (cm) ^ 2]). A BMI >=30 is considered obese.
Why this is important:
The percentage of obese adults is an indicator of the overall health and lifestyle of a community. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight help to prevent and control these diseases. Being obese also carries significant economic costs due to increased healthcare spending and lost earnings.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 20 and older who are obese to 30.6%.
Technical Note:
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Data: >http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/MMSACtyRiskChart.asp?yr2=2010&CtyCode=45&cat=OB&MMSA=60&qkey=4409&grp=0
Last Update: 2011-08-26
Maintained By: HEALTHY COMMUNITIES INSTITUTE

Orleans Parish Vs. Healthy People 2020 Target

Healthy People 2020 Target
Chart.

Target Met
Unit: percent
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Adults who are Obese

Value0%
Measurement Period:2010
Location:Orleans
Categories:Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight Health / Diabetes Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 18 and older who are obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight and dividing it by their height squared in metric units (BMI = Weight (Kg)/[Height (cm) ^ 2]). A BMI >=30 is considered obese.
Why this is important:
The percentage of obese adults is an indicator of the overall health and lifestyle of a community. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight help to prevent and control these diseases. Being obese also carries significant economic costs due to increased healthcare spending and lost earnings.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 20 and older who are obese to 30.6%.
Technical Note:
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Data: >http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/MMSACtyRiskChart.asp?yr2=2010&CtyCode=45&cat=OB&MMSA=60&qkey=4409&grp=0
Last Update: 2011-08-26
Maintained By: HEALTHY COMMUNITIES INSTITUTE
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