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Obesity Statistics

Obesity contributes to numerous serious health problems, many of which can be managed through sustained and healthy weight loss. UPMC in Central Pa. helps treat obesity with multiple weight loss plan options and surgeries.

Today, more than 93 million Americans are affected by obesity.

  • 71 percent of adults, age 20 years and older, are overweight or obese.
  • 39 percent of adults, age 20 years and older, are obese.

In 2018, it is estimated that over $147 billion dollars were spent on treating obesity and related disorders.

  • Obese men and women earn, on average, over $7,000 less than non-obese counterparts.
  • Overall, an obese person spent 42 percent more on medical care than his/her non-obese counterpart.

Obesity-Associated Medical Conditions

  • Cardiovascular - Hypertension, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension.
  • Gastrointestinal - GERD, Cholelithiasis.
  • Gynecological - Menstrual irregularities or infertility.
  • Metabolic - Type II Diabetes, hyperlipidemia.
  • Musculoskeletal - Ventral hernias, lumbar disk disease.
  • Neurological - Stroke.
  • Oncologic - Cancer of uterus, breast, colon, kidneys, prostate
  • Pulmonary - Sleep apnea, asthma, hypoventilation.
  • Skin - Fungal infections, abscesses.

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New Patient Inquiries

Phone: 717-231-8221
Fax: 717-221-5385

Nutrition and Dietary Questions

Phone: 717-255-6173

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