Graph of the Day for September 13, 2010

Randall Hoven
"Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.  Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.  Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors."  Feeding America.

"Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high-blood pressure are all diet-related health issues that cost this country more than $120 billion each year.  That's a lot of money.  While the dollar figure is shocking in and of itself, the effect on our children's health is even more profound.  Nearly a third of the children in this country are either overweight or obese, and a third will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lifetime.  In Hispanic and African American communities, those numbers climb even higher so that nearly half of the children in those communities will suffer the same fate."  First Lady Michelle Obama, 2009.


Source:  CBO.


Hoven's Index for September 13, 2010

Health care spending per adult in 2007 (2009 dollars):

Underweight (BMI < 18.5, 2% of population):  $4,970

Normal (18.5 < BMI < 25, 35% of population):  $4,030

Overweight (25 < BMI < 30, 35% of population):  $4,260

Obese, but not morbidly obese (30 < BMI < 40, 24% of population):  $5,330

Morbidly obese (BMI > 40, 4% of population):  $7,010

Source:  CBO.

 
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"Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.  Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.  Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors."  Feeding America.

"Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high-blood pressure are all diet-related health issues that cost this country more than $120 billion each year.  That's a lot of money.  While the dollar figure is shocking in and of itself, the effect on our children's health is even more profound.  Nearly a third of the children in this country are either overweight or obese, and a third will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lifetime.  In Hispanic and African American communities, those numbers climb even higher so that nearly half of the children in those communities will suffer the same fate."  First Lady Michelle Obama, 2009.


Source:  CBO.


Hoven's Index for September 13, 2010

Health care spending per adult in 2007 (2009 dollars):

Underweight (BMI < 18.5, 2% of population):  $4,970

Normal (18.5 < BMI < 25, 35% of population):  $4,030

Overweight (25 < BMI < 30, 35% of population):  $4,260

Obese, but not morbidly obese (30 < BMI < 40, 24% of population):  $5,330

Morbidly obese (BMI > 40, 4% of population):  $7,010

Source:  CBO.

 
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