The Healthy People 2020 target is to reduce the proportion of adults who are obese to ≤30.6%. Although Washoe County and Nevada are below the target, the proportion of adults reporting both obesity or overweight in Nevada continues to rise annually.
Overweight & physical activity
Both Washoe County and Nevada meet the following Healthy People 2020 targets to:
- Reduce the proportion of adults who engage in no leisure time physical activity to ≤ 32.6%
- Increase the proportion of adults who engage in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity (at least 150-minutes/week or 75-minutes/week of vigorous intensity or an equivalent combination to ≥ 47.9%.
Prior to 2011, the aerobic exercise question was moderate 30+ minutes ≥ 5-days/week or vigorous 20+ minutes ≥ 3-days/week
CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System;