Obesity is a condition in which you have a high body mass index (BMI), or too much body fat for your height. Obesity is the not the same as being overweight, which is when your weight is higher than what is healthy for your height. In people who are overweight, the excess weight may be caused by high bone density, body structure,...
Within the Hispanic or Latino category, obesity statistics for Mexican or Mexican
Americans were provided, with no breakdown by sex. The obesity rate for ...
Describes the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States by
Sep 21, 2015 ... Adult obesity prevalence by state and territory using self-reported information ... [
Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data ...
According to the CDC, the current BMI definitions are:
This is a very recent change, as kids in the 85th to less than 95th percentile used to be called at risk for becoming overweight, and those at or above the 95th percentile were defined as being overweight.
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Sep 14, 2015 ... The latest statistics, surveillance systems, state indicator reports and maps ...
What are the latest statistics on adult obesity in the United States?
Obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children since the 1970's (
National Center for Health Statistics, 2009). While recent estimates suggest that ...
Percent of Obese (BMI > 30) in U.S. Adults. Obesity in US Adults: 2012. No State
Meets Healthy People 2010 Goals. According to data from the Behavioral Risk ...
More than a third of adults (34.9 percent) were obese as of 2011 to 2012.<sup>1</sup> More
than two-thirds of adults ... National Center for Health Statistics Health E-Stat.
According to the most recent data released September 2015, rates of obesity now
exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), ...