Percentage of U.S. children and adolescents who were obese in selected periods between 1988 and 2016

Percentage of U.S. children and adolescents who were obese 1988-2016 This statistic depicts the percentage of children and adolescents in the United States who are obese, in periods between 1988 and 2016. Over the period from 1988-1994, some 11 percent of all children aged 6-11 years were categorized as being obese.
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6-11 years12-19 years
1988-1994 11.3%10.5%
1999-200215.9%16%
2001-200417.5%17%
2003-200617%17.6%
2005-200817.4%17.9%
2007-201018.8%18.2%
2009-201217.9%19.4%
2011-201417.5%20.5%
2013-201617.9%20.6%
6-11 years12-19 years
1988-1994 11.3%10.5%
1999-200215.9%16%
2001-200417.5%17%
2003-200617%17.6%
2005-200817.4%17.9%
2007-201018.8%18.2%
2009-201217.9%19.4%
2011-201417.5%20.5%
2013-201617.9%20.6%
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This statistic depicts the percentage of children and adolescents in the United States who are obese, in periods between 1988 and 2016. Over the period from 1988-1994, some 11 percent of all children aged 6-11 years were categorized as being obese.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1988 to 2016
Age group
6-19 years
Supplementary notes
Values not included in the pdf version of the report were taken from the Health, United States, trend tables.
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