Percentage of adults in the U.S. aged 65 years and older who were overweight or obese from 1988 to 2014

Share of older people who were overweight or obese U.S. 1988-2014 This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults aged 65 years and older who were overweight or obese from 1988 to 2014. From 2011 to 2014, around 70.9 percent of those aged 65 years and older were overweight, while 34.7 percent were obese.
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OverweightObese
1988 to 199460.1%22.2%
1999 to 200268.8%29.6%
2003 to 200669.5%30.1%
2007 to 201072%35.1%
2011 to 201470.9%34.7%
OverweightObese
1988 to 199460.1%22.2%
1999 to 200268.8%29.6%
2003 to 200669.5%30.1%
2007 to 201072%35.1%
2011 to 201470.9%34.7%
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This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults aged 65 years and older who were overweight or obese from 1988 to 2014. From 2011 to 2014, around 70.9 percent of those aged 65 years and older were overweight, while 34.7 percent were obese.
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Release date
August 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
1988 to 2014
Age group
65 years and older
Supplementary notes
Data are based on measured height and weight. Height was measured without shoes. Overweight is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25 kilograms/meter2. Obese is defined by a BMI of 30 kilograms/meter2 or greater. The percentage of people with obesity is a subset of the percentage of those who are overweight.

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