Report: Erie County too fat, too much smoking, drinking

We're fat. We smoke more than most Americans. And we drink more, too.
Tom Jackson
Jan 22, 2012

We're fat. We smoke more than most Americans. And we drink more, too.

Welcome to the 2011-12 Erie County Health Assessment, a snapshot of how healthy local people are.

The Erie County Health Department released the report Thursday, along with two other new reports -- one on families with special needs children, the other on local preparedness for emergencies.

Among the findings: Erie County residents drink more than they used to, and they also drink more than most folks in Ohio and in the U.S.

Pete Schade, Erie County's health commissioner, said his agency will use the findings to figure out where it should focus its attention.

Because diabetes is a big problem in Erie County, for instance, the department will step up its diabetes education efforts, Schade said.

Read more of Erie County's diagnosis in Sunday's Register.

Comments

Bluto

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jon491

You could take the Erie county part out of this story and JUST SAY >>PLANET EARTH.

The Answer Person

obviously they have been to the Mall.

44846GWP

I love a good cigar while grilling my two pound steak!

goofus

too fun

How can we drink and smoke too much, smoking ain't allowed in bars

 

Factitious

You can hang on to your money, or you can buy things of lasting value(preferably made in America), or you can send you money to Wall Street by wasting it on tobacco, too much alcohol, and too much food.

 

 

yea right

dont drink..dont smoke..i am fat..to much inactiveity..my case..medical reasons..guess their study is wrong..haha

WaterStreetCooncat

 I'll drink to that! And now for the question-

What do you call a skinny girl in Sandusky?

A. Tourist.

bigsexy

 I'll drink to that! And now for the question-

What do you call a skinny girl in Sandusky?

A. Tourist.

and don't forget.........

B. A crackhead

tk

They sent out 1,600 surveys, less then half were returned.  Out of the 47% that were returned do we know the percentage that told the truth? 

grannie G

Lets start with the Erie County Health Commisioner I would have a hard time having him tell me I am fat. Pete get on a scale, you are more then a few pounds over. I can see what you are buying with that nice FAT raise you just got.MORE CAKE DEAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

super fan

you we be blobs slobs and we also like to puff puff and no pass

lifetimeresident

Maybe we just need to walk more.

super fan

jiszzzzy

sandusky2012

they must be talking about the local police namily SPD

origen

Guess they didnt poll the junkies in sandusky, Either that or the crack aint the good stuff and isnt wasting pounds?

super fan

buts whats about dem stds how we be doins on dem i sees warts yo downs there

Phil Packer

Party!!!

 

 

 

You all don't know sh!t about grammar either.

gilamonster

I only drink 12 Milwaukee’s Best Lights or 6 diet Cokes with my 3 pound burger

The New World Czar

OK, time to quit the tiptoeing around the issue...

When you have the high percentage of government-subsidized people like you see around here who spend their welfare checks on cheetos and Hohos to eat while sitting in front of their flat screens, what else can you expect?

Our poor are way overweight compared to the rest of the world.

 

Gardenman

Not sure I buy all this from the Erie County Health Commissioner Peter Schade. Isn't this the guy that just a few months ago with salaries posted he was so grossly out of step with others in Erie County in pay.

Guess for my part I take things at face value including this survery. Tom Jackson the writer of this needs to give a whole lot more detail on the survery and margin of error etc. What is given in this article leaves little to the credibilty of the survey.

I would also be interested in Mr Schade's qualifications as to college degree (s) and from what universities and his certifications etc before I would take what he is saying at more than face value.

Lot more to be explained in this article than what Tom Jackson has given in this SR on line article.

 

 

 

FruGalSpender

We're fat. We smoke more than most Americans. And we drink more, too. this is a false statement! we smoke more than most americans? we drink more than most americans? poppycock!! most americans do not smoke or drink to much. where did this made up information come from?

FruGalSpender

there are some people who are a little overweight, some people who are moderately overweight and you have some who are morbidly obese. i don't smoke either. this is all bs.

FruGalSpender

put schade on a scale. he looks like he tips the scale past 300. he needs to be the next candidate for fit challenge. the nerve of that man!

KnuckleDragger

@Frugalspender, you are wrong, in fact Ohio has the 5th highest rate of smoking in the nation @ 26%, 17th in obesity, and Ohio is 9th in the nation for the number of binge drinkers.  I would say that the numbers pretty much say we have a big problem.

2sense

go to ryans and see em at the breakfast buffet

here in ohio

OMG and what do we pay this guy a year ???? 

Among the findings: Erie County residents drink more than they used to, and they also drink more than most folks in Ohio and in the U.S.

REALLY IN THE HOLE U.S. THIS GUY IS A JOKE !!!!!!!

Perkins2060

Who says you can't still smoke in bars?  Excuses must have an exemption from the State or something.  Every time I go in there most of their patrons are smoking.  Even the employees smoke in the bar.