Obesity is common, serious, and costly. The prevalence of obesity was % and affected about million of US adults in ~ [Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief Cdc-pdf PDFKB]Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death. Percent of adults aged 20 and over with obesity: % () Percent of adults aged 20 and over with overweight, including obesity: % () Source: Health, United States, , table 53 pdf icon [PDF – MB] Children and adolescents.
Among non-Hispanic white adults, more than 1 in 3 ( percent) were considered to have obesity, and about 1 in 13 ( percent) were considered to have extreme obesity. Among non-Hispanic black adults, almost half ( percent) were considered to have obesity, and about 1 in 8 ( percent) were considered to have extreme obesity. Percent of obese adults (Body Mass Index of 30+) Adult obesity rates, Note: A change in methodology makes direct comparisons to data collected prior to difficult. Read the full rates and ranks methodology for more information. Created with Sketch. Better Policies for a Healthier America.
If one parent is obese, there is a 50 percent chance that his or her child will also be obese. However, when both parents are obese, their children have an 80 percent chance of being obese. Although certain medical disorders can cause obesity, less than 1 percent of . Feb 10, · Percentage of Overweight, Obese Americans Swells. Americans Are Eating Poorly, Exercising Less, and Getting Bigger, Survey Finds which shows that % of adults Author: Bill Hendrick.
A study found that receiving Food Stamps long term (24 months) was associated with a 50% increased obesity rate among female adults. Looking at the long-term consequences, overweight adolescents have a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese adults, which increases to 80 percent if one or more parent is overweight or obese.