According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) findings in 2008, approximately 1 in 5 children between the ages of 6 and 11 and roughly 18% of children between the ages of 12 ansd 19 were obese. According to a new poll conducted by Knowledge Networks including 2,064 U.S. adults, adults quoted obesity as 1 of 3 top threats to children and teenagers, and the ranking differed according to ethnicity and race. Caucasians rated obesity as #1 threat followed by drug abuse and smoking, while Hispanics rated drug abuse as #1 threat followed by obesity and smoking, and while African Americans rated smoking as the #1 threat followed by teen pregnancy and obesity. According to these findings, the dangers of obesity in adolescents and teenagers have reached the American population, and has now become a top concern.