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Statistics on Obesity, Adults in the United States

Find statistics on obesity, and prevalence of severe obesity for adults in the United States. Over 42% of US adults aged 20+ are considered obese (BMI of 30 or more) according to the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Obesity is prevalent in over 46% of men. By race, Asians had only a 17.4% obesity rate. Non-Hispanic black women had an obesity rate of nearly 57%. Obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases. Obesity has been steadily trending upward for the past 16 years, but more sharply in the past 6 years. Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity Among Adults: United States, 2017–2018, published February 2020 NCHS data brief No. 360.

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