Percentage of Americans suffering from obesity in 2015-2016, by military service

Obesity among those who served in U.S. military 2015-2016 This statistic shows the percentage of adult Americans with obesity among those who have served/not served in the U.S. military in 2015-2016. It was found that 29.1 percent of those who served in the U.S. military were obese, compared to 29 percent who did not serve.
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Served29.1%
Did not serve29%
Share of respondents
Served29.1%
Did not serve29%
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This statistic shows the percentage of adult Americans with obesity among those who have served/not served in the U.S. military in 2015-2016. It was found that 29.1 percent of those who served in the U.S. military were obese, compared to 29 percent who did not serve.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015 and 2016
Number of respondents
around 400,000
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Percentage of adults who are obese by self-report, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
Data do not distinguish between those currently serving and those who have been discharged, the nature of discharges, involvement in active combat, or the era in which one served.
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