Posts Tagged ‘Gallup’

Gallup Survey Shows Increasing Rates of Obesity

January 30th, 2015

The Gallup Organization and Healthways have tracked adult obesity in the United States over seven years. In their most recent report, they found that rates have continued to tick up, rising more than 2% points since 2008 reaching 27.7%. The rate for overweight and normal weight have decrease to 35.2% from 36.7% and to 35.1% from 36.1%, respectively. These results are based on self-reported results unlike the NHANES data which use clinical measurements. Significantly, rates of morbid or severe obesity  (a BMI of 40.0 or more) have reached 4%, the highest in the history of the survey. Obesity rates among seniors showed the sharpest uptick, a 4% point increase since 2008. The survey showed a relationship between obesity and lower incomes and long-term unemployment. Gallup research indicates that overall well-being predicts future obesity more than obesity predicting future well-being. Gallup suggests that weight management programs should address financial and social wellbeing.


Gallup: Obesity Increases In All Age Groups

October 24th, 2012

The Gallup survey has reported that obesity has increased in every age group in the United States from 2008 to 2012. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index tracts health indicators. This survey showed significant increases in obesity among the elderly. It points to a steady pattern of weight gain through adulthood with decreases only in the 70s. “Most Americans who are over the age of 35 are now significantly more likely to be obese than those who were that same age four years ago, “ according to the report. GallupPoll: Obesity Increases in Every Age Group

States and Localities

September 27th, 2009

Institute of Medicine guide to localities IOM Releases Action Steps for Local Governments to Prevent Childhood Obesity – RWJF

Gallup map of state obesity, diabetes rankings. Obesity and Diabetes: Across States, a Clear Relationship

Map of state’s health America’s Health Rankings 2008 – Nation at a Glance

State Policies and Prevalence: F as in Fat 2009 – Trust for America’s Health

How States can use evaluation


What Counties Can Do: NACo | Childhood Obesity Crisis: What Can Counties Do?


Mayors’ Guide to Combating Obesity:


CDC community guides The Community Guide – Obesity Prevention

How Neighborhoods Affect Obesity. RAND | Research Briefs | How Neighborhoods Can Reduce the Risk of Obesity

CDC Community Physical Activity The Community Guide – Promoting Physical Activity

The National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus can help you find local community resources at MedlinePlus Go Local Index