Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity
Disparities by Education Level
In 2010, the rate of meeting physical activity guidelines for adults with advanced education degrees was more than 4 times the rate for persons with less than a high school education.
In 2001–04, college graduates on average consumed 1 cup of vegetables per day, whereas persons with less than a high school education consumed 20% less.
Disparities by Sex
In 2010, the rate of meeting physical activity guidelines for males was about 1.5 times that for females.
2020 Target: 30.6%
Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese.
30.6% 2020 Target
14.3% reduction needed
Obesity in Children and Adolescents
2020 Target: 14.6%
Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents age 2 to 19 who are considered obese.
14.6% 2020 Target
13.6% reduction needed
*Target is based on a 4-year estimate, and the most recent (2009–2010) 2-year estimate will be replaced by a 4-year estimate later in the decade.