U.S. adult obesity by ethnicity 2010-2012

This survey depicts the levels of obesity in the United States, with a breakdown by ethnic group, in the period between January 2010 and May 2012. Within the given period, some 20.8 percent of black adults in the U.S. fell into obese class I.

Percentage of U.S. adults who are obese 2010-2012, by ethnicity

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Source

Release date

July 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 1, 2010 - May 31, 2012

Number of respondents

808,660 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The World Health Organization defines a normal Body Mass Index (BMI) range as being 18.50 to 24.99. It labels BMIs of 25.00 to less than 30.00 as overweight/pre-obese. BMIs of 30.00 or higher fall into one of three classes of obesity:
Obese class I = 30.00 to 34.99
Obese class II = 35.00 to 39.99
Obese class III = 40.00 or higher

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