That’s 34.9 percent or 78.6 million people. There are so many health risks of being obesity and the estimated annual medical cost of being obese in the U.S. is 147 billion dollars in 2008. People who are obese on average were 1,429 dollars higher than people who were not. “Non-Hispanic blacks have the highest age adjusted reats of obesity at 47.8 percent followed by Hispanic 42.5 percent, non-Hispanic whites at 32.6 percent, and non-Hispanic Asians at 10.8 percent.” “Obesity is higher among middle age adults, 40-59 year olds at 39.5 percent than among younger adults, age 20-39 at 30.3 percent, or adults over 60 or above at 35.4 percent.” Other things like if the non-Hispanic black and Mexican American men have higher incomes are more likely to be obese then those of lower income. Higher income women are less likely to be obese then low income women. When it comes to education among men there are not any relationship between being obese and not. When women have college degrees they are less likely to be obese compared to the women who are less
This essay will discuss obesity in America and the statistical data found surrounding the subject. This is an interesting and personal topic and something very interesting to learn about. The essay will cover different vantage points of obesity including obesity’s relationship to poverty in the U.S., parents’ fight for more physical activity in schools to combat childhood obesity, statistical data about America’s obese population and even a spurious correlation between obesity and sleep duration in children.
Approximately two-thirds of the uninsured in our country live in low income families, approximately 8.5 million of those are uninsured low income women, thus making up 19 percent of the uninsured populatio...
The obesity epidemic and our nation’s health as a whole have many factors that include socioeconomic status in particular. Socioeconomic Status and Childhood Obesity will always shape our nations vision and mission with what we do with healthcare. Healthcare in America is in a major reconstruction faze, and is in much need of it, obesity and socioeconomic status are going to be the major contributors to this reconstruction.
Today, according to the Census Department (2010), there are 51 million (16.4%) uninsured individuals in the Unites States and a large percentage of those individuals are Hispanic. Among Hispanics ages 18-64, 37% are uninsured, which is about twice the size when compared to the proportion of uninsured among the general population, and nearly 2.5 times the proportion of white, non-Hispanics. Additionally, 2.9 million Hispanic children who are younger than 18 years old (21%) are uninsured. This compares with uninsured rates among children who are younger than 18 years of 7.4% among Non-Hispanic whites, 14.5% among African Americans, and 12.4% among Asians.
This in turn means that 17 percent of the total United States population are Hispanics. They are a diverse ethnic group and as the years go on the population of Hispanics keeps growing; they are the fastest growing and by 2050 Hispanics will make up 30 percent of the United States’ population. They’re the highest number of uninsured among the racial/ethnic groups. Statistics show that one out of three Hispanics lack medical insurance coverage. There are more Hispanic children than there are Hispanic adults over the age of 65 and one in four of the total amount of Hispanics are non-citizens. They all continue to face troubles in health coverage and care. Hispanics are more likely to work in low-income positions as well as being more likely to work in agriculture and construction jobs. Most of these jobs do not offer health care coverage, and when they do, Hispanics cannot accept it due to their already low incomes. When it comes to Medicaid, they cover over half of Hispanic children and since more than half of all Hispanics are already said to be in low-income families, this means that they will be able to receive Medicaid just like their children are. The fathers and husbands of Hispanic families are more likely to stop their children from going to the doctor until the very last minute and are more likely themselves to not do anything until they get so sick they must go to the
According to the textbook, "Racial and Ethnic Groups" (14th edition) by Richard T. Schaefer described how Mexican Americans and other Hispanic groups are restricted from the healthcare system as opposed to other ethnicities. Despite the fact that, all people including illegal immigrants have access to medical treatment under emergency circumstances through federal laws; many Hispanics are cautious in seeking for medical treatment. Approximately, a third don't have health insurance or any other sort of coverage for example Medicaid. Thus, the uninsured aren't likely to have a source of medical care that's considered to be regular, so they anticipate a crisis prior to seeking for care. The healthcare crisis Mexican Americans and other Hispanic groups are facing is in result of the insufficient amount of Hispanic or fluent spanish health professionals.
Obesity in the United States continues growing alarmingly. Approximately 66 % of adults and 33 % of children and teenagers in the US are overweight. Obesity is the result of fat accumulated over time due to the lack of a balanced diet and exercise. An adult with a BMI (body mass index) higher than thirty percent is considered obese (Whitney & Rolfes, 2011, pg. 271).
Obesity in America is a very serious problem affecting many Americans currently and is a problem that continues to grow each year. “Over the past 40 years, the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled in the United States” (Wimalawansa). This issue is known to many but believed not be an issue to care much about but this is not true. Obesity in America affects everyone regardless if they are obese or not. In order to resolve the problem, we can slaughter all the adults that are currently obese in America.
Over 60 million people are obese in the world today. The socioeconomic statuses of the Americans play a major part in the obesity rates across the country. People with higher incomes are less likely to be obese than people with lower incomes. One in every seven preschool-aged children living in lower income areas are obese (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). A 2008 study showed that obesity is highest among American Indian and Alaska Native (21.2 percent) and Hispanic Americans (18.5 percent) children, and it is lowest among white (12.6 percent), Asian or Pacific Islander (12.3 percent), and black (11.8 percent) children (Get America Fit).
The Australian population is an estimate of 23,491,665 and roughly 14million of these people are overweight or obese.
Today when the vast majority consider fast food, they consider quick and cheap food that you can eat on the go. At the same time, shouldn't we think about it being unsubstantial and unhealthy? Are we in the right position to fault today's obesity on fast food? What about its impact on employment and agriculture?
Obesity is a leading health problem in the United States because of its increasing prevalence and etiology role in many chronic health conditions (Wee et al. 2011). Chronic health conditions that tend to have high rates of weight related chronic condition in the African American population are cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and as a result of hypertension, chronic renal failure. Americans has increased its restaurant portions, number of fast food restaurants and has gotten away from home cooked meals served in normal portions. Seven out of 10 African Americans ages 18 to 64 are obese or overweight, and African Americans are 15% more likely to suffer from obesity than the general population (Healthreform.gov). According to Newton, R., Cromwell, R. & Rogers, H. (2009), contributing factors of obesity are inactivity, poor eating behaviors, gender, race, education and ...
The uninsured are a diverse group that includes people who cannot afford private health insurance; work in small businesses that do not offer insurance; simply choose not to purchase health insurance, even though they can afford it, or are eligible but are not enrolled in government-sponsored programs, such as Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and are recent immigrants. Medicaid pays for health care services provided to low-income, elderly, and disabled persons, and CHIP insures children of working families that cannot afford private health insurance but earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. Many of the 45 million Americans who are uninsured are working but simply cannot afford health insurance” (Thompson, & Lee, 2007