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Obesity in USA

Obesity Statistics

Obesity Related Diseases – Childhood Obesity Figures Statistics on Obesity, Excess Weight, Overweight

  • Approximately 300,000 adult deaths in the United States each year are
    attributable to unhealthy dietary habits and physical inactivity or sedentary behavior.
  • Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight (BMI > 25, which includes those who are obese).
  • Nearly one-third of U.S. adults are obese (BMI > 30).
  • The prevalence of overweight and obesity has steadily increased over the years among genders, all ages, all racial/ethnic groups, and all educational levels.
  • Approximately 19% of children (ages 6 -11) and 17% of adolescents (ages 12 -19) were overweight in 2000. An additional 15% of children and adolescents were at risk for overweight (based on BMI / body mass index measures).
  • An estimated 70 percent of diabetes risk in the U.S. can be attributed to excess weight.
  • Americans spend $33 billion annually on weight-loss products and
  • The cost of obesity to individuals families: It will
    cost approximately $549,907 for an obese 18 year old to remain obese throughout adulthood.
  • About 25 percent of young people (ages 12 -21 years) participate in light to moderate activity (e.g., walking, bicycling) nearly every day. About 50 percent regularly engage in vigorous physical activity. Approximately 25 percent report no vigorous physical activity, and 14 percent report no recent vigorous or light to moderate physical activity.
  • The percentage of children and adolescents who are defined as overweight has more than doubled since the early 1970s.
  • In 1999-2000, over 10 percent of younger preschool children between ages 2 and 5 are overweight, up from 7 percent in 1994