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Overweight and obesity
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    9/28/10

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    The importance of overweight and obesity related to people with disabilities is a particular problem of public health importance. Obesity is more prevalent among people with disabilities than for people without disabilities and is an important risk factor for other health conditions. Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. The terms also identify ranges of weight that have been shown to increase the likelihood of certain diseases and other health problems. Behavior, environment, and genetic factors can affect whether a person is overweight or obese. For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the “body mass index” (BMI). BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat. • An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight. • An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. CS217378-A Publication date from document properties. obesityFactsheet2010.pdf
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