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The Burden of Obesity in North Carolina. Obesity-Related Chronic Disease. Obesity-Related Chronic Disease. More than half (53%) of all deaths of North Carolinians are preventable.

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The burden of obesity in north carolina

The Burden of Obesity in North Carolina

Obesity-Related Chronic Disease


Obesity related chronic disease

Obesity-Related Chronic Disease

  • More than half (53%) of all deaths of North Carolinians are preventable.

  • Overweight and obesity are significantly associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, arthritis, and poor health status.

  • Inadequate fruits and vegetables, lack of leisure time physical activity, obesity, and overweight make up 80% of N.C.’s risk factor or behaviors.


Preventable causes of death in n c

Preventable Causes of Death in N.C.

State Center for Health Statistics, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, (2007).


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The Burden of Obesity in North Carolina

Cancer


Cancer

Cancer

  • About 41,000 new cases of cancer in 2002 in the United States were estimated to be due to obesity.

  • 14% percent of cancer deaths among men and 20% of cancer deaths among women may be due to overweight and obesity.


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