Posted: Jun 7, 2012 4:52 PM by Staff, KSBY News
Updated: Jun 8, 2012 8:17 AM
We're getting a better idea of where our children stand when it comes to child obesity rates in California, thanks to the first-ever release of childhood overweight and obesity rates according to city.
Over 250 California cities were analyzed by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. Around 38% of the children in California are overweight or obese and city.
The study was based on children in 5th, 7th and 9th grades.
Huntington Park in Los Angeles County topped the list with 53.0%
Locally, Lompoc was not far behind with a 48.6% child obesity rate. Goleta came in next with a rate of 35.2%. Then it was Paso Robles, 32.7%; followed by Atascadero, 29.9%; Santa Barbara, 28.2%; San Luis Obispo, 23.6%.
Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County had the lowest rate in the state, with just 11.3% of children obese.
To read the entire report, click here.
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