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Child and Adult Obesity Statistics

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Childhood Obesity in AmericaPercentage
Increase in child obesity over the past 30 years200 %
Percent of children ages 2-19 who are obese18 %
Percent of children ages 6-11 who are obese21.4 %
Percent of children ages 12-19 who are obese18.3 %
Annual cost of childhood obesity$100 Billion
Deaths attributed to childhood obesity yearly300,000
Percent of obese children who will become obese adults80%
Obesity Rates by GenderPercentage
Adults age 20+ who are overweight or obese (Body Mass Index BMI > 25)69 %
Women Obesity64.7 %
Men72.3 %
Body Mass Index (BMI) above 3033.8 %
Women35.5 %
Men32.2 %
Body Mass Index (BMI) above 405.7 %
Adults Age 20+ at healthy BMI between 18.5 to 2531.6 %
Women36.5 %
Men26.6 %
Obesity Rates by EthnicityPercentage
Black Women49.6 %
Hispanic Women43 %
White Women33 %
Black Men37.3 %
Hispanic Men34.3 %
White Men31.9 %
Asian Americans8.9 %
Native Americans and Alaska Natives32.4 %
Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders31 %
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Obesity Rates by State Percentage
Alabama32.2
Alaska24.5
Arizona24.3
Arkansas30.1
California24.0
* Colorado21.0
Connecticut22.5
Delaware28.0
District of Columbia22.2
Florida26.6
Georgia29.6
Hawaii22.7
Idaho26.5
Illinois28.2
Indiana29.6
Iowa28.4
Kansas29.4
Kentucky31.3
Louisiana31.0
Maine26.8
Maryland27.1
Massachusetts23.0
Michigan30.9
Minnesota24.8
* Mississippi34.0
Missouri30.5
Montana23.0
Nebraska26.9
Nevada22.4
New Hampshire25.0
New Jersey23.8
New Mexico25.1
New York23.9
North Carolina27.8
North Dakota27.2
Ohio29.2
Oklahoma30.4
Oregon26.8
Pennsylvania28.6
Rhode Island25.5
South Carolina31.5
South Dakota27.3
Tennessee30.8
Texas31.0
Utah22.5
Vermont23.2
Virginia26.0
Washington25.5
West Virginia32.5
Wisconsin26.3
Wyoming25.1
RankAmerica's Most Obese CitiesPercent Obese
1Memphis, TN34%
2Birmingham, AL31.3%
3San Antonio, TX31.1%
4Riverside, CA30.8%
5Detroit, MI30.4%
6Jacksonville, FL29.8%
7Nashville, TN28.8%
8Oklahoma City, OK27.5%
9Kansas City, MO26.9%
10San Diego, CA26.7%
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Center for Disease Control, WIN
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: May 2, 2017

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