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Obese Population (Self-Reported) in the US

Obese Population (Self-Reported) in the US from 1997 to 2015 • % of Males
Date % of Males Variation
2015 30.50 4.45
2014 29.20 =
2013 29.20 1.39
2012 28.80 -0.69
2011 29.00 2.47
2010 28.30 0.35
2009 28.20 4.06
2008 27.10 -0.37
2007 27.20 4.62
2006 26.00 2.36

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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.