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Healthcare Trends in America 2010

Obesity and Diabetes

Physical inactivity and obesity also are correlated with increasing diabetes diagnoses and prevalence.

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Note: Obesity is defined as having a very high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass, or Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Data on prevalence of diabetes is age adjusted.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation (2009) National Diabetes Surveillance System.