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Obesity is an issue of state and national magnitude. Obesity is a form of malnutrition in which the total contribution of calories from the diet exceeds the body's needs to such a degree that the physiological mechanism for food intake control (appetite/hunger) becomes imprecise and allows too much food to be consumed (overcompensation of energy intake).
This report expresses height and weight characteristics of Maine adults on a county basis (weighted means) for use locally. Weight distributions are compared according to both ideal weights and average weights of the national population. Comparisons are also made with respect to grouped urban and rural counties.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Overeating, Obese, obesity of Maine adults
Cook, Richard A.; Burns, Martha Henson; Taber, Louise A.L.; and Footer, Barbara E.. 1983. B794: Weight Characteristics of Maine Adults. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Bulletins 794.