Describes the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults in the united states by providing statistics children grow at different rates at different times.
Adult obesity in the united states updated august 31, 2017: according to the most recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in five states, 30 percent in 25 states, and 25 percent in 46 states.
Obesity rates declined in 31 states and three obesity is one of the biggest drivers of preventable chronic diseases and healthcare costs in the united states.
Obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children since the 1970’s trends in obesity among adults in the united states, 2005 to 2014. The american heart association explains the issues and statistics related to overweight and obesity in children.
This page contains obesity statistics, maps and charts showing obesity rates among adultsit also includes state obesity expenditures. Prevalence obesity rates have increased for all population groups in the united states over the last several decades between 1986 and 2000, the prevalence of severe obesity (bmi ≥ 40 kg/m 2) quadrupled from one in two hundred americans to one in fifty. The latest statistics did not include obesity rates for which is considered the gold standard for evaluating the obesity epidemic in the usa.