Percentage of obese U.S. adults with obese family members or friends in 2016

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who were obese and considered their close family or friends to be obese as of 2016. According to the data, 59 percent of respondents who were obese indicated that they had an obese close friend.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who were obese and considered select people in their life to be obese in 2016

ObeseNot obese
Spouse36%20%
Child18%6%
Biological parent46%32%
Close friend59%53%
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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

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Do you consider any of the following people to be overweight, or not?"

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