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Prevalence of Obesity in the United States, 2009-2010
More than one-third of adults and almost 17% of youth were obese in 2009-2010. There was no change in the prevalence of obesity among adults or children from 2007-2008 to 2009-2010.

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Differences in Prevalence of Obesity among Black, White, and Hispanic Adults- United States, 2006-2008
During 2006-2008, the age-adjusted estimated prevalence of obesity overall was 25.6 percent among non-Hispanic blacks, non-Hispanic whites, and Hispanics. Non-Hispanic black women had the greatest prevalence (39.2 percent), followed by non-Hispanic black men (31.6 percent), Hispanic women (29.4 percent), Hispanic men (27.8 percent), non-Hispanic white men (25.4 percent), and non-Hispanic white women (21.8 percent).

Easy Read What’s Your BMI?
BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is a number that shows body weight adjusted for height. Calculating the BMI is one of the best methods for assessing overweight and obesity. The only information required to calculate a person's BMI is height, weight, and the BMI formula.

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