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Working-age adults, 1960-2010, Today, and by 2025
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Notable increase in adult obesity

Minnesota has seen a notable increase in adult obesity. Today, 30% of adults in Minnesota are obese, the highest prevalence of adult obesity that we’ve seen in recent years. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, people who are obese are at increased risk for a range of chronic health conditions, with medical expenses due to obesity estimated to be $3.2 billion in Minnesota in 2017.

 

See our obesity key measure for prevalence by age, gender, income, race, and educational attainment.

New & Noteworthy

Kari Dennissen-Cunnien

Ignite Afterschool's Kari  Denissen-Cunnien outlines how people and organizations across Minnesota are working to engage young people in the crucial learning opportunities that happen outside the school day.