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Percentage of U.S. adults that felt like select issues were barriers to their weight loss goals as of 2016, by obesity status
U.S. adults' perceived weight loss barriers in 2016, by obesity status
This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who felt that select factors were barriers to their weight loss goals in 2016, by obesity status. According to the data, 81 percent of those that qualified as obese felt that a lack of will power and unhealthy foods being too convenient, affordable and available were barriers to their weight loss.
Percentage of U.S. adults that felt like select issues were barriers to their weight loss goals 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

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original questions; "Is each of the following a major barrier, a minor barrier, or not a barrier at all to your attempts to lose weight?"

U.S. adults' perceived weight loss barriers in 2016, by obesity status
This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who felt that select factors were barriers to their weight loss goals in 2016, by obesity status. According to the data, 81 percent of those that qualified as obese felt that a lack of will power and unhealthy foods being too convenient, affordable and available were barriers to their weight loss.
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