Weight status of U.S. adults with IBD from 2015-2016

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults aged 18 years or older with irritable bowel disease who were overweight or obese from 2015-2016, by BMI category. According to the data, among adults with IBD, 30.7 percent were categorized as obese, compared to 29.7 of those without IBD.

Percentage of U.S. adults with inflammatory bowel disease who were overweight or obese in 2015 and 2016

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Release date

February 2018


United States

Survey time period

2015 and 2016

Number of respondents

around 30,000

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

"BMI was calculated as weight (kg)/height (m2) based on responses to the questions “How tall are you without shoes?” and “How much do you weigh without shoes?” BMI (kg/m2) was categorized as underweight (<18.5), normal weight (≥18.5 and <25.0), overweight (≥25.0 and <30.0), or obese (≥30.0)."

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