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Obesity and Overweight

Data are for the U.S.

Adults

  • Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are obese: 35.1% (2011-2012)
  • Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are overweight, including obesity: 69.0% (2011-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2014, table 59 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Children and adolescents

  • Percent of adolescents age 12-19 years who are obese: 20.5% (2011-2012)
  • Percent of children age 6-11 years who are obese: 17.7% (2011-2012)
  • Percent of children age 2-5 years who are obese: 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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