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Adults who are Obese (CDC)

The percentage of adults (aged 18 and up) who are obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI). During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9%) have obesity. For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the "body mass index" (BMI). BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat. An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight. An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.

Measurement Period: 2012
Value: 32.8
HP 2020 Target:Healthy People 2020 target: Reduce the proportion of adults (ages 20 and up) who are obese to 30.5%.

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32.8

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National

HP 2020

30.5
  • 26
  • 33
  • 40.8

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Demographics

  • Adults who are Obese; Female (CDC)
    31.0373737105884
      Low: 24.3             High: 42.4
  • Adults who are Obese; Male (CDC)
    34.6337076715017
      Low: 26.2             High: 39

Historical Data

  • Measurement PeriodValue
    201232.7968
    201131.0744
    201031.2325
    200931.9978
    200831.5765
    200730.9976
    200629.2737
    200527.9388
    200426.7303

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