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  • #283919
    rus
    rus
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    Walker wrote >>
    10th fattest state is an improvement, though right? Weren’t we up to number two or three not to long ago? Or maybe I’m thinking about Columbus being one of the fattest cities?

    Wasn’t that the men’s health survey of cities?

    #283920

    Hmmm…well, I like that folks maybe will be motivated by this. However, if it makes some of you feel better: my company doesn’t put Ohio in the top 10 anymore:
    http://www.americashealthrankings.org/2008/obesity.html

    In fact, Ohio showed improvement in obesity from 2007 to 2008 (very slightly):
    http://www.americashealthrankings.org/2008/pdfs/oh.pdf

    As with any of these types of reports, the rankings are dependent upon how well the folks preparing the reports consider and address the limitations and issues with the data, as well as the accuracy of the question they have asked and how they queried it…

    #283921
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    30 percent of Ohio kids overweight, study shows
    Thursday, March 3, 2011
    BY CATHERINE CANDISKY
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    Despite increased efforts to combat childhood obesity, the percentage of overweight children in Ohio remains at more than 30, virtually unchanged in the past five years, a state health department study released yesterday found.

    State officials said the findings mirror national data for all states.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/03/03/30-percent-of-ohio-kids-overweight-study-shows.html?sid=101

    #283922

    Core_Models
    Member

    Someone I know in the medical field recently took care of an 8 year old who weighed 180 pounds, and had cirrhosis of the liver from nothing but fat.

    Those parents should be in jail.

    #283923

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    Cartman:”Follow your dreams. You can reach your goals. I’m living proof”

    Chef:”he needs to run his ass around the block a few times”

    #283924

    cyclist II
    Participant

    Sure, but we have the biggest fitness festival and best college athletic program. And Andrea Cambern

    #283925

    BCNation
    Participant

    Rockmastermike wrote >>
    Cartman:”Follow your dreams. You can reach your goals. I’m living proof”
    Chef:”he needs to run his ass around the block a few times”

    roflmao, I loved that scene…

    Anyway, I remember when Columbus was the 4th Fattest City in America, when all this “Commit to be Fit” began, and look how far Columbus has come and is yet to go.

    #283926

    McRib
    Member

    Fatties, always walking slow and taking up 3/4 of the walkway in the meantime.

    #283927

    News
    Participant

    New survey reports obesity rate declined a bit among Ohio’s 3rd-graders
    By Jeb Phillips
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Tuesday June 12, 2012 1:12 PM

    Nearly half of Ohio children received free or reduced-cost school lunches in 2010, and about 35 percent of the state’s third-graders were overweight or obese, according to a new survey of children released today.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/06/12/kids-status-in-ohio.html

    #283928

    leftovers
    Member

    News said:
    New survey reports obesity rate declined a bit among Ohio’s 3rd-graders
    By Jeb Phillips
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Tuesday June 12, 2012 1:12 PM

    Nearly half of Ohio children received free or reduced-cost school lunches in 2010, and about 35 percent of the state’s third-graders were overweight or obese, according to a new survey of children released today.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/06/12/kids-status-in-ohio.html

    We’re eating their food. :o

    #283929

    News
    Participant

    State Releases BMI Results
    Published On: Thu, Jul 26th, 2012 State News | By Newsroom

    Columbus, OH – The Ohio Department of Health released the’ first report on Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings of Ohio’s school children Wednesday. Senate Bill 210 of the 128th General Assembly requires school districts to conduct individual-level BMI screenings each year for all students in kindergarten, third, fifth and ninth grades and report the findings to ODH.

    Of the children that were screened, nearly 35 percent were considered overweight or obese.

    READ MORE: http://fayetteadvocate.com/archives/2345/2012/07/26/state-releases-bmi-results/

    #283930

    Pickerington_Kyle
    Participant

    According to this article we’re not even ranked in the top 11.

    #283931

    News
    Participant

    Rural living could be an obesity risk factor
    By Mary MacVean
    September 14, 2012, 4:39 p.m.

    A new study suggests you are where you live – at least in terms of weight. A rural address could be a risk factor for being overweight, according to the research published in the fall issue of the Journal of Rural Health.

    About 70 million Americans, or 23% of the population, live in rural areas. The researchers found that 39.6% of them are obese, while 33.4% of urban residents were obese. Including overweight people as well, the comparative totals were 70.8% and 67.1%, the study said.

    READ MORE: http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-rural-living-could-be-an-obesity-risk-factor-20120914,0,478740.story

    #1025956

    News
    Participant

    New Columbus Medic Equipped To Handle Increasingly Obese Population
    Monday June 23, 2014 12:52 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new Columbus medic unit is specifically equipped to handle obese patients. Officials say there are currently rare times that first responders are not equipped to handle bariatric residents. The new medic unit is fitted with specialized equipment to allow for ramps and a pulley system to assist in transporting the bariatric patient safely.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/06/23/columbus-medic-specially-equipped-for-bariatric-patients.html

    #1025963
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    Heh. In the future when everyone is sustained on a steady diet of Facebook and Coke Soylent Zero I can tell my grandchildren about fat people ambulances.

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