Health >> Obesity / Overweight >> Adults >> Disability, Military Service, Sexual Orientation

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Adults with disabilities and those with active duty military experience had higher than average rates of obesity.

At any stage of life, obesity can have serious health consequences, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Overweight children are at risk of becoming obese adults; obese children are likely to remain obese in adulthood

To compare obesity rates among sub-groups, 3 years of data (2009-2011) were combined. Overall, 21% of King County adults were obese.

  • 32% of adults with a disability were obese, compared to 18% of those without a disability.
  • Obesity did not vary with active-duty military experience.
  • Obesity did not vary by sexual orientation.