Obesity rates are higher among adults with disabilities

07/21/2013 | Healio

U.S. researchers looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that 41.6% and 9.3% of 11,556 adults with disabilities were obese and extremely obese, respectively. Of those with disabilities, women, whites and people with an average age of about 59 years were more likely to struggle with obesity than men, nonwhite, and younger adults. The findings appear in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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