Prevalence of obesity among 3-4 year-olds in LA County and New York City
Ethnicity and obesity
Childhood obesity varies by ethnicity. See the charts below.,
Hispanicstended to have more obesity compared to Blacks, Whites, and Asians. Why this is true is unclear but it is a national trend. Overall, these are encouraging results, suggesting that our increased awareness of diet and obesity, and subsequent educational efforts, may be paying off, at least among low-income citizens.