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Rank of Maine, Health and Obesity

Maine appears to be near the national average in terms of the percent of its populations in various categories that are obese, or overweight and obese, or who have diabetes or hypertension – both linked to being overweight.

YEAR RANK MAINE U.S.
Obesity
Adults
2003 43 19.9% 22.8%
20051 34 22.0% n.a.
20061 33 23.0%2 n.a.
2008-2010 27 26.5% 26.3%


Overweight & Obesity
Adults
20051 30 59.6% n.a.
High School
2003 10 12.8% 11.1%
2005 n.a. 10.9% n.a.
20061 n.a. n.a. 13.1%
2009 n.a. 12.5% n.a.
Ages 10-17
20061 34 12.7% 14.8%
20073 37 12.9% 20.3%
Low Income Ages 2-5
2003 5 15.6% 14.3%
2004 n.a. 15.5% n.a.


Diabetes
Adults
2003 19 7.4% 7.1%
20051 20 7.5% n.a.
20061 27 7.3% n.a.
2008-2010 27 8.4% 8.8%


Hypertension
Adults
2003 19 26.0% 24.8%
20051 24 25.6% n.a.
2005-2009 21 28.1% 27.52%


Medical Costs of Obesity per Person
2003 17 $273 $258

See also Rank of Maine, Social Indicators

Source: Trust for America’s Health, http://healthyamericans.org (accessed August 28, 2007 and March 6, 2012).

1Three year average ending in stated year

2Highest of all New England States; average of other 5 NE state was 20.6%.

3“Children” in Trust for America’s Health, http://healthyamericans.org (accessed March 6, 2012).

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