Statistics

Idaho Adults

  • 63% of Idaho Adults are overweight (36%) or obese (27%)
  • 22% of Ada County Adults are obese
  • 75% of Idaho adults do not eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables

High School Students

  • 21% of Idaho high school students are overweight (12%) or obese (9%)
  • 82% of Idaho high schools students do not eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables

Idaho Department Health & Welfare 3rd Grader Study

  • 28% of 3rd graders were overweight (15%) or obese (13%)
  • 27% of 3rd graders in Health District 4 (includes Ada County) were overweight (17%) or obese (10%)

University of Idaho Odd Grade Study (1-11 grade)

  • 29% of the students were classified as overweight or obese
    • 1st   graders: 11% obese
    • 3rd graders: 14% obese
    • 5th graders: 17% obese


Additional Reference Information

 

*Data above was collected from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Diabetes Surveillance System 2008.

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