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The State of Obesity in

Arizona

Adult Obesity in Arizona

Arizona now has the 29th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America. Arizona's adult obesity rate is currently 28.9 percent, up from 14.9 percent in 2000 and from 10.6 percent in 1990. U.S. adult obesity rates remained mostly steady — but high — this past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah and remaining stable in the rest. Rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), 22 states have rates above 30 percent, 45 states are above 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 21.3 percent. View data for all states

Tweet thisCurrent adult obesity rate (2014)

28.9%

Rank among states (2014)

29/51

Adult obesity rate in Arizona (1990-2014)

Obesity rate by age (2014)

18-25 16.6% 26-44 31.1% 45-64 34.2% 65+ 24.7%

Obesity rate by race (2014)

White 23.7% Black 35.5% Latino 33.9%

Obesity rate by gender (2012)

Men 26.6% Women 25.8%

Source: Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2015 [PDF]. Washington, D.C.: 2015.

Childhood Obesity in Arizona

2- to 4-year-olds from low-income families

Current obesity rate (2011)

14.5%

Rank among states (2011)

13/41

Historical rates (1989-2011)

Source: stateofobesity.org/children24

10- to 17-year-olds

Current obesity rate (2011)

19.8%

Rank among states (2011)

7/51

Historical rates (2004-2011)

Source: stateofobesity.org/children1017

High school students

Current obesity rate (2015)

10.9%

Rank among states (2015)

36/43

Historical rates (1999-2015)

Source: stateofobesity.org/high-school-obesity

Obesity-Related Health Issues in Arizona

Diabetes

Current adult diabetes rate (2014)

10.0%

Rank among states (2014)

25/51

Diabetes cases in 2010

496,106

Projected cases of diabetes in 2030 at current pace

728,569

Historical adult diabetes rates (1990-2014)

Hypertension

Current adult hypertension rate (2013)

30.7%

Rank among states (2013)

32/51

Hypertension cases in 2010

1,176,899

Projected cases of hypertension in 2030 at current pace

1,449,229

Historical adult hypertension rates (1990-2013)

Heart Disease

Heart disease cases in 2010

348,694

Projected cases of heart disease in 2030

1,517,230

Arthritis

Arthritis cases in 2010

1,179,621

Projected cases of arthritis in 2030

968,616

Obesity-Related Cancer

Obesity-related cancer cases in 2010

87,125

Projected cases of cancer in 2030

217,683

Sources: Current diabetes (2014) and hypertension (2013) rates are from The State of Obesity 2015 [PDF]; 2010 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis and obesity-related cancer numbers and projected cases of obesity-related health problems related are from F as in Fat 2012 [PDF].