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Health watch volume no. 92
Arthritis and obesity are common co-morbidities, and arthritis has been implicated as a potential barrier to physical activity among adults with obesity. This report aims to further investigate the interplay between arthritis, obesity, and levels of physical activity.
Health watch volume no. 98
Colorado, like the rest of the United States (U.S.), has experienced an upward trend in the adult prevalence of obesity since the early 2000s. According to recent data, an estimated one in five adult Coloradans are obese and more than half (57.4%) are overweight or obese. Similar to other chronic diseases, there are differences in the prevalence of obesity by race, ethnicity, income, education level, age, sex and other demographic and socioeconomic...
Health watch volume no. 88
As of 2011, more than 1 million Coloradans were considered obese. Obesity can be caused by several factors including genetics, metabolism, personal behaviors, culture, and socioeconomic status. Recent studies have shown that obesity rates in rural areas are often higher than urban areas in the U.S. 5 Rural areas in Colorado have been associated with a number of disparities in health and access to health services, including higher rates of motor vehicle...