Prevalence of obesity among U.S. females aged 2–19 years from 1963 to 2018, by age

Prevalence of obesity among females in the United States aged 2–19 years from 1963 to 2018, by age*

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Release date

January 2021

Region

United States

Survey time period

From 1963 to 2018

Age group

2-19 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Excludes pregnant females starting with 1971–1974. Pregnancy status not available for 1963–1965 and 1966–197. Obesity is BMI at or above the 95th percentile from the sex-specific BMI-for-age 2000 CDC Growth Charts.
** Data are for adolescents aged 12–17, not 12–19.

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