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.

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

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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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