Obesity and Overweight

Adults
  • Percent of adults aged 20 and over with obesity: 42.5% (2017-2018)
  • Percent of adults aged 20 and over with overweight, including obesity: 73.6% (2017-2018)

Source: Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity, and Severe Obesity Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 1960-1962 Through 2017-2018

Children and adolescents
  • Percent of adolescents aged 12-19 years with obesity: 21.2% (2017-2018)
  • Percent of children aged 6-11 years with obesity: 20.3% (2017-2018)
  • Percent of children aged 2-5 years with obesity: 13.4% (2017-2018)

Source: Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity, and Severe Obesity Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2017-2018

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Page last reviewed: January 11, 2021