obesity

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8:55 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Delaware Ranks Third in Nationwide Obesity

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A Gallops Well-Being survey found that a third of Delawareans are considered obese ranking it third in the nation.

It came only behind West Virginia and Mississippi.

Meanwhile, in Maryland 24.9 percent of those surveyed were considered to be obese.

Nationally, of those surveyed 27% of Americans were found to be obese.

That has inched up from when Gallup first carried out the survey in 2008 when 25 percent of Americans were considered obese.

 

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9:17 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Improvement in Delaware Overweight Statistics

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The battle against weight gain appears to be making some headway in Delaware.

A Nemours Health and Prevention Services study says that while the number of children found to be overweight remained unchanged over the years there has been some progress based on race and gender.

The survey released today said that the prevalence overweight conditions and obesity has declined among African American males and white females between the ages of 2 and 17.

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8:54 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Townhall on Obesity in Delaware

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Officials at Delaware State University are hosting a town hall meeting focusing on the problem of obesity in America.

Wednesday's meeting features a panel discussion with local experts and clips from a documentary entitled "The Weight of the Nation."

Residents of Kent County, which officials say has been ranked the heaviest county in the state, are invited to attend the meeting.

An initial meeting, directed at Kent County leaders, was held two weeks ago to discuss how community design can impact healthy habits. 

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9:00 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Obesity and Smoking Impact Health in Accomack County

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Eastern Shore Virginians eat too much, drink too much and die too early.

That’s the conclusion of a new health survey that found Accomack County ranked 91 out of 131 counties under the 2012 County Health Rankings.

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