Body Fat Statistics

Share This Data
Statistic Verification
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Date Verified: 7.28.2013
The body fat percentage is the total mass of fat divided by total weight. Body fat is necessary to maintain life and reproductive functions. The percentage of essential body fat for women is greater than that for men, due to the demands of childbearing and other hormonal functions. The percentage of essential fat is 2–5% in men, and 10–13% in women. Your body fat percentage should be taken into account when determining your health, not just your weight on the scale.
Body Weight Statistics Data
Percent of adult U.S. population that is overweight 68 %
Percent of adult U.S. population that is obese 34 %
Average amount of life years lost by being severely obese 9 years
Average increase in health care expenditure for an obese person 25 %
The following is the medically recommended ideal weight for an adult age 30
Height Ideal Weight in lbs
5’0" 97 – 128
5’2" 104 – 137
5’4" 111 – 146
5’6" 118 – 155
5’8" 125 – 164
5’10" 132 – 174
6’0" 140 – 184
6’2" 148 – 195
6’4" 156 – 205
Adult BMI Statistics Body Mass Index (BMI)
Defining Term Women Men
Anorexic < 17.5
Underwight <19.1 <20.7
Normal Range 19.1 – 25.8 20.7 – 26.4
Marginally Overweight 25.8 – 27.3 26.4 – 27.8
Overweight 27.3 – 32.3 26.4 – 27.8
Very Overweight or Obese > 32.3 > 31.1
Severely Obese 40 – 50
Morbidly Obese 40 – 50
Super Obese 50 – 60
  Top 10 Countries by Obesity Rate Obesity Rate
1 United States 30.6 %
2 Mexico 24.2 %
3 United Kingdom 23 %
4 Slovakia 22.4 %
5 Greece 21.9 %
6 Australia 21.7 %
7 New Zealand 20.9 %
8 Hungary 18.8 %
9 Luxembourg 18.4 %
10 Czech Republic 14.8 %

Tags:

market research on average body fat in the human american body by weight gain ? gaining body fat ? what is the ideal body weight for my height ? ideal weight by height ? what is the u.s. obesity rate ? number of overweight americans ? which is the average american weigh by height ?

PREV DATA SET

TAKE OUR SUPER FUN AND EXTREMELY SHORT CONSUMER BEHAVIOR POLL!
CONTRIBUTE TO STATISTIC BRAIN'S FREE ONLINE DATA SETS!
Statistic Sources & References
Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 28, 2016

Body Fat Statistics

Health
ADVERTISEMENT
Related Statistic Brain Research