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Reasons U.S. adults wanted to lose weight as of 2016, by obesity status

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who wanted to lose weight for select reasons as of 2016, by obesity status. It was found that 77 percent of those with obesity wanted to lose weight to improve their overall health.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who wanted to lose weight for select reasons as of 2016, by obesity status

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Sources

Release date

October 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

August 11 to September 21, 2016

Number of respondents

1,509 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Among those who tried to lose weight

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

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