Obesity and American Indians/Alaska Natives


This report provides information that will help to understand the high rates of obesity among AI/ANs and the nature of preventive interventions and their efficacy. The report contains a literature review that includes research findings pertaining to the prevalence, determinants, and consequences of obesity, and the nature and outcomes of clinical and community-based interventions. Information in the report also addresses activities undertaken by selected federal agencies pertaining to obesity and AI/ANs, a summary of a site visit to the Gila River Indian Community, and directions for future research.

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