U.S. adults that felt in control of their weight 2016, by obesity status

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who felt like they had control over managing their own weight in 2016, by obesity status. According to the survey, 68 percent of those that were not obese felt that they had complete or quite a bit of control over their weight, compared to 41 percent of those who were obese.

Percentage of U.S. adults that felt like they were in control of their weight in 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

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original questions; "When it comes to managing your weight, how much control do you feel like you have over your weight?"

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