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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, 2013, table 64 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Children and adolescents

  • Percent of adolescents age 12-19 years who are obese: 18.4% (2009-2010)
  • Percent of children age 6-11 years who are obese: 18.0% (2009-2010)
  • Percent of children age 2-5 years who are obese: 12.1% (2009-2010)

Source: Prevalence of Obesity in the United States, 2009–2010

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