The Food Trust synthesized the vast information that was shared through the methods described previously and drafted a detailed report: Food Access in Cleveland –
The HPIO Health Value Dashboard is a tool to track Ohio’s progress towards health value — a composite measure of Ohio’s performance on population health outcomes and healthcare spending. The Dashboard examines Ohio’s performance relative to other states, tracks change over time and examines Ohio’s greatest health disparities and inequities.
Ohio now has the 16th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America. Ohio’s adult obesity rate is 30.4 percent, up from 24.4 percent in 2004 and from 11.3 percent in 1990.
According to the latest data, adult obesity rates increased in six states over the last year. Mississippi and West Virginia have the highest rates of obesity at 35.1 percent, while Colorado has the lowest rate at 21.3 percent.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control showed that in nineteen states and U.S. territories the obesity rate among poor preschool-aged children had finally dropped. The reductions were modest—just a single percentage point on average—but, at last, the numbers were going in the right direction.
The American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease, a move that could induce physicians to pay more attention to the condition and spur more insurers to pay for treatments.
For more than two decades, researchers have been gathering evidence to determine whether there are connections between access to healthy food and decreased obesity rates and other diet-related diseases.
The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) at Case Western Reserve University has administered the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) in school districts throughout Cuyahoga County since 2000.
Adult obesity prevalence by state and territory using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.