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Obese Population (Self-Reported) in the US

Obese Population (Self-Reported) in the US from 1997 to 2015 • % of Total Population
Date % of Total Population Variation
2015 30.10 2.03
2014 29.50 2.79
2013 28.70 0.35
2012 28.60 0.35
2011 28.50 1.42
2010 28.10 1.44
2009 27.70 0.36
2008 27.60 4.55
2007 26.40 1.54
2006 26.00 3.59

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Overweight Prevalence in other Countries

Main Obesity Indicators

  • Overweight Prevalence

    Proportion or number of people in a specified population who are overweight/obese. Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his heigt in meters (kg/sqm). Overweight is a BMI greater than or equal to 25; obesity is a BMI greater than or equal to 30. Based on: World Health Organization.