Massachusetts, according to the Dietspotlight.com data, has an overall lower obesity level in comparison to the rest of the country. The average American needs to lose 59 pounds, and the average MA state resident needs to lose 10% less weight at 53.1 pounds.
In Barnstable County, the residents are slightly higher in obesity than the rest of the state, with the average county resident needing to lose 58.5 pounds. This figure more closely aligns with the country average. The data shows that the average age of an obese man in the county is 47, and the average age of an obese woman is 44.
Men in the county report an average body-mass index of 34.2, and women reported a lower average body-mass index at 29.1. The average weight for men in the county is 238 pounds, while women have an average weight of 169. The data suggests that men may be struggling more with obesity than women in this particular county.
The World Health Organization tracks obesity and BMI ratings internationally, and current rankings list the United States at 17th on the obesity list. A total of 200 countries were included in the study, with only 16 countries reporting higher average BMI ratings. The World Health Organization figures show a steady increase in obesity throughout the developed world, including the United States.
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