This essay focus on worldwide prevalence of obesity.In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 years and older were overweight. Of these over 650 million adults were obese.
APA7 format, citations. SCENARIO: Ms. Williams is a 36-year-old female with bipolar disorder resistant to lithium treatment who was admitted after a car accident. We know that she had multiple hospitalizations for mania in the past. She was tried on multiple antipsychotics and is now stable on a regimen that includes olanzapine for 2 years. tells you that she has gained 40 pounds over the last 2 years since starting olanzapine and today is refusing her antipsychotics. “I would rather be crazy than overweight; none of my clothes look good on me”. Her BMI is 29. How do we deal with a patient refusing nursing care? HINT: When using your case scenario for the discussion, you need to think beyond your individual patient to the patient population they are a part of.
In 2019, an estimated 38.2 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight or obese. Once considered a high-income country problem, overweight and obesity are now on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. In Africa, the number of overweight children under 5 has increased by nearly 24% percent since 2000. Almost half of the children under 5 who were overweight or obese in 2019 lived in Asia.
Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016.
The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents aged 5-19 has risen dramatically from just 4% in 1975 to just over 18% in 2016. The rise has occurred similarly among both boys and girls: in 2016 18% of girls and 19% of boys were overweight.