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CDC releases 2011 state obesity map

MEDIA RELEASE In 2011, rates of adult obesity remain high, with state estimates ranging from 20.7 percent in Colorado to 34.9 percent in Mississippi. Hawaii’s rate is reported as 21.8 percent. In 2010, it was reported at 22.7 percent. No state had a prevalence of adult obesity less than 20 percent, and 12 states (Alabama, […]

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'Weight of the Nation' screening in Hilo (May 11)

‘Weight of the Nation’ screening in Hilo (May 11)

Lacy Deniz Hawaii 24/7 Student Reporter Kaiser Permanente Hawaii presents an advance screening of HBO’s documentary, “The Weight of the Nation” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May at the Palace Theater in Hilo. The four-part documentary features case studies, as well as interviews with experts, individuals, and families batting with obesity. Part 1 of the series […]

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Hawaii Education Matters takes on obesity

Hawaii Education Matters takes on obesity

MEDIA RELEASE Education, health and community leaders convened last week at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii to consider the root causes of childhood and youth obesity in Hawaii. The informational briefing was hosted by Hawaii Education Matters (HEM) and sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. Dr. May Okihiro, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center pediatrician, JABSOM […]

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Report: Hawaii ranks 5th lowest in adult obesity

Report: Hawaii ranks 5th lowest in adult obesity

MEDIA RELEASE Adult obesity rates increased in 16 states in the past year and did not decline in any state, according to “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011,” a report from Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Hawaii has the fifth lowest rate in the […]

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Adult obesity rate is 22.6 percent; men are more obese than women

F as in Fat: How obesity threatens America’s future 2010

Adult obesity rate is 22.6 percent; men are more obese than women

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Obesity among U.S. adults rising; Hawaii on lower end

Obesity among U.S. adults rising; Hawaii on lower end

MEDIA RELEASE The proportion of U.S. adults who are obese increased to 26.1 percent in 2008 compared to 25.6 percent in 2007.   The data come from CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a state-based phone survey that collects health information from adults aged 18 and over. In six states – Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, […]

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