Illinois and Indiana obesity levels are on the riseĀ 

Studies show that maintaining a healthy weight and physical activity help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. However, obesity rates are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the following percentage of adults were obese in 2004 and 2009 in the following Illinois and Indiana counties:

ILLINOIS

Cook County:

2004: 21.4%

2009: 26.0%

DeKalb:

2004: 23.8%

2009: 29.7%

DuPage:

2004: 20.3%

2009: 24.2%

Grundy:

2004: 24.6%

2009: 31.3%

Kane:

2004: 23.2%

2009: 27.5%

Kankakee:

2004: 23.6%

2009: 30.9%

Kendall:

2004: 22.6%

2009: 25.3%

Lake:

2004: 20.7%

2009: 24.0%

LaSalle:

2004: 23.3%

2009: 29.6%

McHenry:

2004: 23.9%

2009: 23.8%

Will:

2004: 25.5%

2009: 30.3%

INDIANA

Jasper:

2004: 26.9%

2009: 32.1%

Lake:

2004: 29.6%

2009: 33.9%

LaPorte:

2004: 25.5%

2009: 30.9%

Newton:

2004: 27.1%

2009: 30.3%

Porter:

2004: 24.7%

2009: 29.6%

Pulaski:

2004: 26.2%

2009: 33.7%

Starke:

26.2%

32.1%