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Fiscal Notes

A Review of the Texas Economy from the Office of Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts · July 2011

Gaining Costs, Losing Time - Additional Notes

Overweight Nation

State Percent Clinically Obese
Alabama 31.6%
Alaska 25.4%
Arizona 25.8%
Arkansas 31.4%
California 25.5%
Colorado 18.9%
Connecticut 21.0%
Delaware 27.5%
Washington DC 20.1%
Florida 25.9%
Georgia 27.7%
Hawaii 22.9%
Idaho 25.1%
Illinois 27.3%
Indiana 29.9%
Iowa 28.4%
Kansas 28.7%
Kentucky 32.3%
Louisiana 33.9%
Maine 26.4%
Maryland 26.7%
Massachusetts 21.8%
Michigan 30.3%
Minnesota 25.3%
Mississippi 35.3%
Missouri 30.5%
Montana 23.7%
Nebraska 28.0%
Nevada 26.4%
New Hampshire 26.3%
New Jersey 23.9%
New Mexico 25.5%
New York 24.5%
North Carolina 30.1%
North Dakota 28.3%
Ohio 29.7%
Oklahoma 32.0%
Oregon 23.6%
Pennsylvania 28.0%
Rhode Island 24.9%
South Carolina 30.0%
South Dakota 30.2%
Tennessee 32.8%
Texas 29.5%
Utah 24.0%
Vermont 23.3%
Virginia 25.5%
Washington 26.9%
West Virginia 31.7%
Wisconsin 29.2%
Wyoming 25.3%

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Obesity Prevalence Trends in Texas

Year Normal Weight Overweight Obese
1990 57.1% 30.6% 12.3%
1991 54.1% 32.9% 13.0%
1992 52.8% 33.6% 13.6%
1993 53.1% 31.3% 15.6%
1994 47.9% 35.7% 16.4%
1995 48.2% 35.9% 15.9%
1996 47.0% 35.7% 17.2%
1997 43.9% 37.4% 18.7%
1998 42.7% 37.1% 20.2%
1999 41.7% 36.7% 21.6%
2000 40.2% 36.7% 23.1%
2001 38.7% 36.7% 24.6%
2002 37.2% 37.3% 25.5%
2003 38.5% 36.9% 24.6%
2004 37.1% 37.2% 25.8%
2005 35.9% 37.1% 27.0%
2006 37.7% 36.3% 26.1%
2007 34.3% 37.2% 28.6%
2008 33.8% 37.3% 28.9%
2009 33.1% 37.2% 29.5%
Percent Change -42.0% 21.6% 139.8%

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Total Projected Obesity Costs to Texas Businesses, 2009-2030

Year Cost
2009 $9.5 billion
2010 $9.9 billion
2011 $10.5 billion
2012 $11.1 billion
2013 $11.8 billion
2014 $12.5 billion
2015 $13.2 billion
2016 $14.0 billion
2017 $14.9 billion
2018 $15.8 billion
2019 $16.6 billion
2020 $17.6 billion
2021 $18.8 billion
2022 $20.0 billion
2023 $21.3 billion
2024 $22.6 billion
2025 $24.1 billion
2026 $25.6 billion
2027 $27.2 billion
2028 $28.9 billion
2029 $30.6 billion
2030 $32.5 billion

Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

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