QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥20 Years Who Tried to Lose Weight During the Past 12 Months,* by Sex — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007–2008 to 2015–2016
Weekly / October 19, 2018 / 67(41);1166
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* Based on self-reported intentional ≥10-pound weight loss compared with 1 year ago or self-report of trying to lose weight during the past 12 months. Pregnant women were excluded.
From 2007–2008 to 2015–2016, the age-adjusted percentage of adults who tried to lose weight during the past 12 months increased from 43.3% to 49.3%. This increase was seen among both men (35.5% to 42.2%) and women (51.2% to 56.3%). The percentage of women who tried to lose weight in the past year was higher than that for men for each survey year from 2007–2008 to 2015–2016.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics data brief no. 313. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db313.pdfpdf icon; National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data, 2007–2008 to 2015–2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.
Reported by: Kirsten Herrick, PhD, email@example.com, 301-458-4383; Craig Hales, MD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥20 Years Who Tried to Lose Weight During the Past 12 Months, by Sex — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007–2008 to 2015–2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:1166. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6741a10external icon.
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