Latest Prevalence Stories

2010-08-04 06:10:00

More than 72 million US adults are now obese, while the number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30 percent or greater has tripled in two years.

2010-07-27 15:32:57

Thanks to rising obesity rates in Latin America and the Caribbean, elderly people there are becoming more likely to suffer from disabilities.

2010-04-16 09:19:34

If your home region has a hot, wet climate and a lot of different kinds of birds and mammals living in it, there's a really good chance the region will also contain numerous kinds of pathogens that cause human diseases.

2010-04-15 08:00:00

ATLANTA, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthritis causes more pain and limitations for African-Americans and Hispanics than for whites, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2010-01-14 12:57:31

The prevalence of adults in the U.S. who are obese is still high, with about one-third of adults obese in 2007-2008, although new data suggest that the rate of increase for obesity in the U.S. in recent decades may be slowing.

2009-11-20 07:20:00

The CDC’s first-ever county survey of obesity confirms previous study findings which show the highest rate of obesity lies in the areas of the Southeast and the Appalachias.

2009-10-26 13:19:00


2009-07-23 14:55:00

One in seven low-income, preschool US children are obese, but the obesity epidemic in this age group may be stabilizing, federal health officials said.

2009-07-16 15:40:35

Non-Hispanic blacks have the highest rate of obesity, followed by Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites, federal health officials said. Federal researchers analyzed the 2006-08 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data to identify racial and ethnic differences in obesity prevalence in U.S.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.