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Overweight Population (Self-Reported) in the US

Overweight Population (Self-Reported) in the US from 1997 to 2015 • % of Females
Date % of Females Variation
2015 28.10 =
2014 28.10 0.72
2013 27.90 1.09
2012 27.60 -2.13
2011 28.20 -0.35
2010 28.30 -2.75
2009 29.10 4.68
2008 27.80 -1.77
2007 28.30 1.43
2006 27.90 -0.71

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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.