Possible obesity cases prevented by a sugary drink tax in select U.S. cities 2018

Estimated number of cases of obesity that could be prevented through a sugary drink tax in select U.S. cities over 10 years as of 2018*

by John Elflein, last edited Dec 5, 2018
Possible obesity cases prevented by a sugary drink tax in select U.S. cities 2018 This statistic presents the estimated number of cases of obesity that could be prevented over 10 years through a sugary drink tax in select U.S. cities as of 2018. It was estimated that a tax of .01 U.S. dollars on sugary drinks in Los Angeles could prevent around 21,700 cases of obesity over a 10 year period.
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Estimated number of cases of obesity that could be prevented through a sugary drink tax in select U.S. cities over 10 years as of 2018*

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Number of obesity cases prevented
Los Angeles21,700
Phoenix13,510
Indianapolis7,710
Columbus7,690
Jacksonville7,300
Detroit7,200
Charlotte7,140
San Diego7,100
Louisville6,793
San Jose5,200
Denver5,120
Baltimore4,950
Las Vegas4,678
Oklahoma City4,590
Seattle3,990
Number of obesity cases prevented
Los Angeles21,700
Phoenix13,510
Indianapolis7,710
Columbus7,690
Jacksonville7,300
Detroit7,200
Charlotte7,140
San Diego7,100
Louisville6,793
San Jose5,200
Denver5,120
Baltimore4,950
Las Vegas4,678
Oklahoma City4,590
Seattle3,990
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by John Elflein, last edited Dec 5, 2018
This statistic presents the estimated number of cases of obesity that could be prevented over 10 years through a sugary drink tax in select U.S. cities as of 2018. It was estimated that a tax of .01 U.S. dollars on sugary drinks in Los Angeles could prevent around 21,700 cases of obesity over a 10 year period.
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