Percentage of U.S. college students that described themselves as underweight or overweight as of fall 2017

How U.S. college students described their weight as of fall 2017 This statistic shows how college students in the U.S. described their weight as of 2015. It was found that 53.1 percent of college students described themselves as about the right weight, while 31.6 percent said they were slightly overweight.
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Percentage of respondents
Very underweight0.8%
Slightly underweight8.9%
About the right weight53.1%
Slightly overweight31.6%
Very overweight5.6%
Percentage of respondents
Very underweight0.8%
Slightly underweight8.9%
About the right weight53.1%
Slightly overweight31.6%
Very overweight5.6%
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This statistic shows how college students in the U.S. described their weight as of 2015. It was found that 53.1 percent of college students described themselves as about the right weight, while 31.6 percent said they were slightly overweight.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
Fall 2017
Number of respondents
31,463 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
52 schools
Supplementary notes
Original question: "How would you describe your weight?"

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