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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: 29.16
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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29.16

State

National

HP 2020

30.5
  • 19.2
  • 27.2
  • 35.9

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Demographics

  • Adults who are Obese; Female (CDC)
    28.1581
      Low: 23.1             High: 31.3
  • Adults who are Obese; Male (CDC)
    30.0979
      Low: 26.6             High: 32

Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2012 29.156
    2011 29.4947
    2010 28.7363
    2009 28.9158
    2008 27.2684
    2007 27.2724
    2006 25.4245
    2005 23.4973
    2004 22.1189

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