Obesity

Resource summary

Obesity

Over a quarter of the adult population in Washington State is considered obese. Adult obesity rates vary among Washington's counties, ranging from 13% to 46%. Adults who are obese or overweight are more likely to develop a number of serious diseases and to die at younger ages than people who are not obese or overweight. 

Read about obesity in the Population Health Guide, including Governor Jay Inslee's launch of the Healthiest Next Generation Initiative.

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Audience
Care Managers
Community Health Workers
Executives
Nurses
Practice Manager
Primary Care Provider (Physician, ARNP, or PA)
Psychologist/Mental Health/Psychiatrists
Quality Improvement Managers
Regional Connectors
Social Workers
Practice Type
Primary Care
Resource type
Evidence
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Sponsoring organization
Washington State Department of Health