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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: 2013
Value: 25.62
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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25.62

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National

HP 2020

30.5
  • 22.4
  • 28.4
  • 34.2

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Demographics

  • Adults who are Obese; Female (CDC)
    23.9745
      Low: 16.9             High: 33.4
  • Adults who are Obese; Male (CDC)
    27.3296
      Low: 21.4             High: 35.5

Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2013 25.6214
    2012 25.5384
    2011 24.9475
    2010 24.576
    2009 25.3612
    2008 24.4214
    2007 24.4296
    2006 23.6717
    2005 22.3719
    2004 21.9407

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