Study: U.S. Has Much Higher Obesity Rate than Canada
ATLANTA – A new study finds American adults have a
significantly higher rate of obesity than their neighbors to the
About 24 percent of Canadians are obese compared to more than 34
percent of Americans. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention made the comparisons from 2007 through 2009 data.
It’s the first time the U.S. health agency has compared American
obesity rates with another country. The report adds to a growing
pile of studies that show Americans are less healthy than people in
other developed nations.
The two countries have different racial demographics, and U.S.
blacks and Hispanics have higher obesity rates than whites. But
even looking solely at white people, the American rate was higher.