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Overweight Or Obese Population (Self-Reported) in the US

Overweight Or Obese Population (Self-Reported) in the US from 1997 to 2015 • % of Males
Date % of Males Variation
2015 70.10 -0.99
2014 70.80 0.43
2013 70.50 -0.84
2012 71.10 1.14
2011 70.30 0.14
2010 70.20 -1.13
2009 71.00 2.16
2008 69.50 -0.86
2007 70.10 2.79
2006 68.20 -0.87

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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.