The 2018 Regional Transportation Plan is SJCOG’s first RTP to track Health and Wellness factors. SJCOG’s Envision Tomorrow indicators for 2035 include weekly total walking minutes, daily biking minutes, and daily total physical activity minutes per person, average BMI, and general poor health (from self-track health surveys through the California Health Interview Survey). The Envision Tomorrow model predicts the following indicators for scenario 2A.
Obesity is a problem in San Joaquin County. The green chart shows that San Joaquin County’s obesity rate exceeds that of California by about 7%. Although childhood obesity is lower than California’s, 6% is still too high.
The graph shows the comparison of overweight adults and obese children in California versus San Joaquin County (Source: 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment).