Statistics and Tracking

A Nation at Risk: Obesity in the US

American Heart Association; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The AHA, in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released this statistical sourcebook of facts about obesity.


Catalogue of Surveillance Systems (Childhood Obesity Research)

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.

Provides a one-stop, web-based catalogue of existing surveillance systems that contain data relevant to childhood obesity research. Includes data at local, state, and national levels on a range of variables.


National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.

A collaboration among CDC, NIH, USDA, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) aimed at accelerating research progress to stop and reverse childhood obesity in America.


Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-Control Information Network.

Includes data on prevalence, healthcare costs and related health risks.


U.S. Obesity Trends 1985-2009

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Obesity rates in the United States have increased each year and 2007 to 2008 was no exception. None of the states or the District of Columbia will fulfill the 2010 Healthy People goal of reaching obesity levels of 15% or less.