By the numbers Childhood obesity

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7: Percentage of U.S. children who were overweight or obese in 1980



19: Percentage who were overweight or obese in 2004



30: Percentage of boys estimated to be at risk for type 2 diabetes



40: Percentage of girls estimated to be at risk for type 2 diabetes

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

7: Percentage of U.S. children who were overweight or obese in 1980



19: Percentage who were overweight or obese in 2004



30: Percentage of boys estimated to be at risk for type 2 diabetes



40: Percentage of girls estimated to be at risk for type 2 diabetes

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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