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Overweight and Obesity Data & Statistics

Posted on: July 26th, 2023

Data, Trends, and Maps: Interactive database with obesity/weight category and indicators. Adult Obesity Maps: Self-reported US adult obesity prevalence by race, ethnicity, and location. Adult Obesity Facts: US statistics on adult obesity. Childhood Obesity Facts: US prevalence of childhood obesity. Obesity Among WIC-Enrolled Children: Maps of children with obesity served by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Reports: CDC reports and maps related to obesity in the United States.

Public Health News Articles

Posted on: July 26th, 2023

Doctors watching for more cases after mysterious cluster of brain infections strikes kids in southern Nevada
EIS officers investigated a cluster of rare and serious brain abscesses in kids in and around Las Vegas, Nevada, and doctors from other parts of the country say they may be seeing a rise in cases, too. Dr. Jessica Penney, EIS class of 2022, presented findings during the 2023 EIS conference of her investigation into the Clark County, Nevada cluster while CDC continues monitoring the situation closely. Pandemic-related social distancing, which limited children’s typical exposures to infectious diseases, is a suspected cause of an “immunity gap;” therefore potentially leading to unusual increases in childhood infections.