US obesity rates hit 40% in middle aged adults: CDC

Map of Obesity in Adult Males (% of adult popu...
Map of Obesity in Adult Males (% of adult population with BMI 30+) per country. Using data updated until December 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Map of Obesity in Adult Females (% of adult po...
Map of Obesity in Adult Females (% of adult population with BMI 30+) per country. Using data updated until December 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
In 2011–2014, the prevalence of obesity was just over 36% in adults and 17% in youth.
The prevalence of obesity was higher in women (38.3%) than in men (34.3%). Among all youth, no difference was seen by sex.
The prevalence of obesity was higher among middle-aged (40.2%) and older (37.0%) adults than younger (32.3%) adults.
The prevalence of obesity was higher among non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic adults and youth than among non-Hispanic Asian adults and youth.
From 1999 through 2014, obesity prevalence increased among adults and youth. However, among youth, prevalence did not change from 2003–2004 through 2013–2014."



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