Obesity among U.S. adults in 2015, by sexual orientation and gender

This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults that were obese as of 2015, by sexual orientation and gender. According to the data, among gay men, about 31.2 percent were considered obese at that time.

Percentage of U.S. adults that were obese as of 2015, by sexual orientation and gender*

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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015

Age group

20-64 years

Supplementary notes

* Only calculated for adults aged 20-64. Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or more. This measure is based on self-reported height and weight. In the National Health Interview Survey, the questions ask for height and weight without shoes

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