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Rural Insights on Adult and Youth Obesity, a National and Community-based Perspective

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Duration: approximately minutes

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) combines interviews and physical examinations to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and youth across the United States. In this webinar, hear about how NHANES provides nationally representative estimates of obesity in adults and youth as well as the latest trends in obesity and severe obesity in rural compared to urban areas from 2001 to 2016. Among youth, severe obesity prevalence was higher in rural areas than in urban areas, although obesity prevalence has not changed significantly since 2001 in urban or rural areas. Among adults, obesity and severe obesity prevalence was higher in rural areas than in urban areas, and obesity prevalence has increased in both urban and rural areas since 2001.

There will also be a presentation by a rural health grantee on utilizing evidence-based programs for individual weight loss success.

Learn more about the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Reports

NHANES Reports on Obesity Trends:

Featured Speakers

  • Kendra B. McDow, MD, MPH, EIS Officer, Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys NCHS
  • Craig Hales, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys NCHS
  • Shelby Polk DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Associate Professor and Chair of Nursing Delta State University

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the Nation’s health statistical agency, collects, monitors, and disseminates data on several indicators of maternal and child health, including birth and infant mortality rates, and has made a priority of data reporting by geography, including rural areas, more recently. This webinar is part of CDC’s ongoing efforts to highlight its rural efforts.