Adult and childhood obesity share in the U.S. 2011-2012

This statistic depicts the overweight and obesity rates for adults and children in the United States in 2011-2012. In that year, 34.9 percent of all adults in the United States were obese. Overweight and obesity can increase risk of developing many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Share of adult and childhood obesity in the United States in 2011-2012

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Release date

2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011 and 2012

Number of respondents

base: 400,000

Age group

2 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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