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
    • Overweight and obesity - prevalence in OECD countries 2015

    • Obesity - prevalence in selected countries by gender 2017

    • Overweight and obesity among youths by gender countries' share 2015

  • 2. U.S. overview
    • Selected health conditions and risk factors 1988-2016

    • Obesity prevalence among U.S. adults aged 20 and over 1997-2017

    • Obesity prevalence among adults in the U.S. by gender and age 2015-2016

    • Adult overweight and obesity rates in the U.S. by ethnicity 2017

    • Share of elderly U.S. adults who were obese 2013-2018

    • Self-reported weight of millennials in the U.S. as of 2015

    • Portion distortion over the last 20 years in the U.S. for selected foods 2011

  • 3. U.S. states
    • Overweight and obesity in the U.S. by leading states 2016

    • Percentage of obese U.S. adults by state 2017

    • Share of obesity among black people in the U.S. by state 2017

    • Share of obesity among Latinos in the U.S. by state 2017

    • Share of obesity among whites in the U.S. by state 2017

  • 4. Sample U.S. states
    • Adult overweight and obesity rates in California by ethnicity 2016

    • Adult overweight and obesity rates in Texas by ethnicity 2016

    • Adult overweight and obesity rates in Washington by ethnicity 2016

    • Adult overweight and obesity rates in Minnesota by ethnicity 2016

  • 5. Overweight/obesity and younger people
    • Percentage of U.S. children and adolescents who were obese 1988-2016

    • 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

    • Share of obese high school students in the U.S. by state 2017

    • How U.S. college students described their weight as of fall 2017

  • 6. Obesity-related conditions
    • Deaths by diabetes mellitus in the U.S. 1950-2016

    • Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among adults in the U.S. 1997-2017

    • Deaths by heart diseases in the U.S. 1950-2016

    • Persons with hypertension in the U.S. 1988-2016 by gender

    • 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

    • Prevalence of arthritis among obese adults U.S. 2015

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

  • 7. Miscellaneous
    • Share of U.S. adults who were obese 2016, by occupation type

    • Obesity among those who served in U.S. military 2013-2014 by gender

    • Percentage of physically inactive U.S. adults by state 2017

    • U.S. sedentary lifestyle among adults by ethnicity 2017

    • Places where U.S. respondents would like free diet and weight advice 2016

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