Adult Obesity in the United States – The State of Obesity - adult obesity trends

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Adult obesity prevalence by state and territory using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Hispanics (47.0%) and non-Hispanic blacks (46.8%) had the highest age-adjusted prevalence of obesity, followed by non-Hispanic whites (37.9%) and non-Hispanic Asians. National obesity data and trends over time, including by age group, sex, race and ethnicity. The data cover children as young as 2, all the way up to adults, and come from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Each year CDC releases the Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories. The maps show self-reported adult obesity prevalence by race, ethnicity, and location. The data comes from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an on-going state-based. Worldwide the rate of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, with just over 200 million adult men and just under 300 million adult women obese. Obesity rates have been steadily rising in children, too: In 2010, 43 million preschool children were overweight or obese, a 60 percent increase since 1990.

Dec 17, 2013 · Obesity prevalence rates have increased worldwide in the last three decades from 1980 to 2008, reaching a prevalence of 10–14% among the world's adult population in 2008. Even though obesity rates are higher in upper-middle income and high income countries, they are projected to increase rapidly in developing nations.Cited by: 21. Nov 20, 2012 · Overweight and obesity prevalence are commonly used for public and policy communication of the extent of the obesity epidemic, yet comparable estimates of trends in overweight and obesity prevalence by country are not available. We estimated trends between 19in overweight and obesity Cited by: 760.