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Obesity and Overweight

Data are for the U.S.

Adults

  • Percent of adults age 20 years and over with obesity: 37.9% (2013-2014)
    • Percent of adults age 20 years and over with overweight, including obesity: 70.7% (2013-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 53 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Children and adolescents

  • Percent of adolescents age 12-19 years with obesity: 20.5% (2011-2012)
  • Percent of children age 6-11 years with obesity: 17.7% (2011-2012)
  • Percent of children age 2-5 years with obesity: 8.4% (2011-2012)

Source: Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 1963–1965 Through 2011–2012, Table 2 [PDF - 138 KB]

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