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Percentage of children and adults in the U.S. who were obese in 1999-2000 and 2015-2016
Obesity rates among U.S. children and adults in 1999-2000 and 2015-2016
This statistic presents the percentage of children and adults in the U.S. who were obese in 1999-2000 and 2015-2016. In 2015-2016, almost 40 percent of adults aged 20 years and older were considered obese. This is a significant increase from a rate of 30.5 percent in the period 1999-2000.
Percentage of children and adults in the U.S. who were obese in 1999-2000 and 2015-2016
1999-20002015-2016
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Release date

2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

1999-2000 and 2015-2016

Obesity rates among U.S. children and adults in 1999-2000 and 2015-2016
This statistic presents the percentage of children and adults in the U.S. who were obese in 1999-2000 and 2015-2016. In 2015-2016, almost 40 percent of adults aged 20 years and older were considered obese. This is a significant increase from a rate of 30.5 percent in the period 1999-2000.
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