The 2006 National Survey for Health and Nutrition in Mexico (Encuesta Nacional de Salud y NutriciÃ³n 2006, a.k.a. ENSANUT) revealed that among mexican adults, 70 percent have obesity or overweight.
There were not states in the Mexican Republic with smaller prevalence to 55 percent.
Campeche, Chihuahua, Durango, MÃ©xico City, Estado de MÃ©xico, Quintana Roo, Sonora, South Baja California, Tabasco and YucatÃ¡n have obesity prevalence greater than 75 percent.
This means that one of every three adolescents have overweight or obesity, wich is about 5.7 millions of adolescents.
This data is very important because obesity and overweight are risk factors to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
The survey also points that about 47 percent of people with hypertension and 37 percent of people with hypercholesterolemia don’t know that they suffer this diseases.
It also adverts that the prevalence of low height in children younger than 5 years old it is alarming, affecting about 1.2 millions of children. Prevalence of anemia in this age group was 23.7% (1.8 millios of children).
As you can see, Mexico stills in the third world and I found this too disappointing.