Prevalence of overweight among U.S. population aged 2–19 years from 1971 to 2018

Prevalence of being overweight among U.S. children and adolescents aged 2–19 years from 1971 to 2018*

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Release date

January 2021


United States

Survey time period

From 1971 to 2018

Age group

2-19 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Overweight is body mass index (BMI) at or above the 85th percentile and below the 95th percentile from the sex-specific BMI-for-age 2000 CDC Growth Charts. Obesity is BMI at or above the 95th percentile. Severe obesity is BMI at or above 120% of the 95th percentile.

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