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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: 30.25
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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30.25

State

National

HP 2020

30.5
  • 26.2
  • 31.2
  • 36.7

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Demographics

  • Adults who are Obese; Female (CDC)
    30.7938
      Low: 22.1             High: 43.7
  • Adults who are Obese; Male (CDC)
    33.493
      Low: 26.4             High: 39.8

Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2013 30.2495
    2012 31.904
    2011 30.9271
    2010 29.89
    2009 29.4243
    2008 28.344
    2007 27.7629
    2006 26.4763
    2005 24.6831
    2004 24.421

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