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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 Females
Date % of Females Variation
2015 57.80 -0.17
2014 57.90 3.21
2013 56.10 0.18
2012 56.00 -0.18
2011 56.10 =
2010 56.10 -0.53
2009 56.40 1.08
2008 55.80 3.53
2007 53.90 =
2006 53.90 2.08

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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.