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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
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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Adults who are Obese; Female (CDC)
Adults who are Obese; Male (CDC)