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Self-reported weight situation among U.S. adults from 2002 to 2021

Percentage of U.S. adults who described their weight as about right, overweight, or underweight from 2002 to 2021

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Release date

January 2022


United States

Survey time period

November of each year (2002-2021)

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Random samples of adults living in the U.S.

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: How would you describe your own personal weight situation right now?
The source adds the following information: Averages based on aggregated data.
For the 2002-2006 results, 5,031 adults were interviewed. For 2007-2011, 5,064 adults were interviewed. For 2012-2016, 4,922 adults were interviewed. For 2017-2021, 4,913 adults were interviewed.

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