Fat chat for adults
Rates are the highest, and very alarming, for 6-11 year old Hispanic boys (25.8 percent are obese) and 12-19 year old Black girls (24.4 percent are obese) (Ogden et al., 2016). While little national data are available on Native American children, several studies have found substantially higher obesity rates compared to the national average and other racial-ethnic groups (Gordon & Oddo, 2012; Smith et al., 2009; Zephier et al., 2006). Based on recent national figures, 15.1 percent of White girls are obese compared to 20.7 percent of Black and 21.4 percent of Hispanic girls (Ogden et al., 2016). About 22 percent of Hispanic boys are obese, compared to 18.4 percent and 14.3 percent of Black and White boys, respectively (Ogden et al., 2016). Obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children since the 1970’s (National Center for Health Statistics, 2009).
Cancers that start in childhood (before age 15) are much less common.
Among young adults, the outlook tends to be better in those who are older at the time of diagnosis.
The most common sign of breast cancer is a new lump or mass that’s often hard and painless, although some cancers are soft, tender, or even painful.
The table below highlights these and other selected data on adult obesity and severe obesity from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). One in six children and adolescents are obese in the U. Obesity rates tend to be higher and have increased more rapidly over time among Black and Hispanic children than White children (Freedman et al., 2006; Ogden et al., 2012; Ogden et al., 2016).
The prevalence is also higher among children living in the Southern region of the U. (e.g., Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky) (Singh et al., 2008). Trends in obesity prevalence among children and adolescents in the United States, 1988-1994 through 2013-2014.