Obesity and overweight

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Statista dossier on obesity and overweight

This dossier presents the situation on obesity and overweight, with a focus on the U.S. The U.S. has one of the highest obesity rates worldwide and has to face the problem of an even increasing obese and overweight population. Therefore, this document offers valuable information on national and state prevalence, obese and overweight youths, and obesity and overweight related health conditions.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Leading health problems worldwide 2018

    • Number of overweight people worldwide as of 2019, by age

    • Prevalence of people who were overweight worldwide as of 2019, by age

    • Prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide in 2000 and 2016, by age

    • Obesity - prevalence in selected countries by gender 2019

    • Overweight and obesity among youths by gender countries' share 2016

  • 2. U.S. overview
    • Selected health conditions and risk factors 1988-2018

    • Obesity prevalence among U.S. adults aged 20 and over 1997-2018

    • Obesity prevalence among adults in the U.S. by gender and age 2017-2018

    • Obesity prevalence among adults in the U.S. by gender and ethnicity 2017-2018

    • Share of elderly U.S. adults who were obese 2013-2020

    • Prevalence of severe obesity among adults in the U.S. 2017-2018, by gender

    • Severe obesity prevalence among U.S. adults 2017-2018, by age group

    • Severe obesity prevalence among U.S. adults 2017-2018, by ethnicity

    • BMI distribution for U.S. veterans and service members 2018-2020, by weight category

  • 3. U.S. states
    • U.S. states with adult obesity rates at or above 30 percent from 2011 to 2019

    • Overweight and obesity in the U.S. by leading states 2018

    • Percentage of obese U.S. adults by state 2019

    • Share of obesity among black people in the U.S. by state 2019

    • Share of obesity among Latinos in the U.S. by state 2019

    • Share of obesity among whites in the U.S. by state 2019

  • 4. Sample U.S. states and territories
    • Adult obesity rates in California by ethnicity 2019

    • Adult obesity rates in Florida by ethnicity 2019

    • Adult obesity rates in Hawaii by ethnicity 2019

    • Adult obesity rates in Indiana by ethnicity 2019

    • Adult obesity rates in Guam by ethnicity 2019

  • 5. Overweight/obesity and younger people
    • Percentage of U.S. children and adolescents who were obese 1988-2018

    • Obesity prevalence among children and adolescents U.S. by gender and age 2015-2016

    • Youth obesity rates in the U.S. by ethnicity 2015-2016

    • Overweight high school students in the U.S. in 2016-2017, by gender and ethnicity

    • Obese high school students in the U.S. in 2016-2017, by gender and ethnicity

    • How U.S. college students described their weight as of fall 2020

    • Share of obese high school students in the U.S. by state 2019

    • States with lowest obesity rate among 10-17 year olds in U.S. 2017-2018

    • Highest obesity rate among 10-17 year-olds in U.S. by state 2017-2018

  • 6. Obesity-related conditions
    • Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among adults in the U.S. 1997-2018

    • Deaths by diabetes mellitus in the U.S. 1950-2018

    • Deaths by heart diseases in the U.S. 1950-2018

    • Persons with hypertension in the U.S. 1988-2018 by gender

    • Share of doctor-diagnosed arthritis in U.S. adults in 2017, by weight

    • Share of U.S. adults with arthritis and severe joint pain 2017, by weight

    • Rate of overweight and obesity-related invasive cancer cases U.S. 2005 and 2014

    • Rate of overweight and obesity-related cancer cases U.S. 2014, by cancer type

    • Share of people in the U.S. with disabilities who were obese from 2009 to 2016

  • 7. Miscellaneous
    • Number of states that improved healthy living 2019-2020

    • Share of U.S. adults who met physical activity guidelines 2008-2017, by age

    • Percentage of physically inactive U.S. adults by state 2018

    • U.S. sedentary lifestyle among adults by ethnicity 2018

    • U.S. mothers: medical or health characteristics of birth 2019

    • Beverage calories ingested per capita per day in the United States from 1990 to 2017

    • Market capitalization of selected companies involved in fighting obesity 2019

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