Chronic Diseases & Obesity

The arthritis had highest prevalence out of all the chronic diseases from 2010-2014, followed by asthma.
Chronic Disease_2010-2014


The CDC defines “Obesity”, “Overweight”, “Normal”, and ”Underweight” according to the Body Mass Index. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters.

A person is considered obese when their BMI is >30.0, overweight when their BMI is between 25.0 - 29.9, normal when their BMI is between 18.5 - 24.9, and underweight when their BMI is < 18.5.

From 2010-2014, 24.3% of Lake County residents were considered obese and 38.7% were considered overweight. 


Illinois BRFSS 2010-2014