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Obesity Levels and Weight Statistics for America

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight; one third obese
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Obesity Levels in America

The United States has one of the highest rates of obesity in the developed world. Approximately 300,000 adult deaths in America each year are attributable to unhealthy dietary habits and physical inactivity or sedentary behavior.

Overweight Adults in America

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight (BMI > 25, which includes those who are obese).

Levels of Overweight

All adults: 129.6 million (64.5 percent)
Women: 64.5 million (61.9 percent)
Men: 65.1 million (67.2 percent)

Obese Adults in America

Nearly one-third of U.S. adults are obese (BMI > 30).

Levels of Obesity

All adults: 61.3 million (30.5 percent)
Women: 34.7 million (33.4 percent)
Men: 26.6 million (27.5 percent)

Adults of Healthy Weight

Less than half of U.S. adults have a healthy weight (BMI > 18.5 to < 25).

Healthy Weight Levels

All adults: 67.3 million (33.5 percent)
Women: 36.7 million (35.3 percent)
Men: 30.6 million (31.8 percent)

Overweight, Obesity in Children and Adolescents

While there is no generally accepted definition for obesity as distinct from overweight in children and adolescents, the prevalence of overweight is increasing for children and adolescents in the United States.

Child/Adolescent Weight Levels

Approximately 15.3 percent of children (ages 6–11) and 15.5 percent of adolescents (ages 12–19) were overweight in 2000. An additional 15 percent of children and 14.9 percent of adolescents were at risk for overweight (BMI for age between the 85th and 95th percentile).

Obese children are more likely to become obese adults, at higher risk for virtually every major chronic disease, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

See also:
Body Mass Index
Obesity Levels Worldwide
Obesity Risk For Diabetes
Morbid Obesity Surgeries
Surgical Reduction of Obesity
Treatment Of Obesity
Effects of Surgery on Morbid Obesity

Sources include:
Weight-control Information Network

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