Childhood obesity has increased to a large extent in the last 40 years. The leading factor for obesity and overweight is caloric imbalance. It is a result of expending very few calories, for the amount consumed.
Obesity is also affected by behavioral, environmental and genetic factors as well. Obesity can have various health effects on children, both immediate as well as long-term. Obese kids and adolescents are at increased risk of developing problems with bone and joints, sleep apnea and other psychological problems such as low self esteem.
Obese children can suffer from various health problems in their adulthood such as stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancers and heart disease.
This infographic depicts about facts and statistics of childhood obesity across USA. Learn about the percentages of obese and overweight children in the USA by state. Lowest obesity rate can be seen in Utah, whereas highest obesity rate can be seen in Mississippi state.