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Overweight Population (Self-Reported) in the US

Overweight Population (Self-Reported) in the US from 1997 to 2015 • % of Total Population
Date % of Total Population Variation
2015 33.80 -2.59
2014 34.70 0.58
2013 34.50 -1.15
2012 34.90 0.58
2011 34.70 -0.86
2010 35.00 -2.23
2009 35.80 2.29
2008 35.00 -1.41
2007 35.50 1.43
2006 35.00 -1.69

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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.