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Child and Adult Obesity Statistics

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Childhood Obesity in America Percentage
Increase in child obesity over the past 30 years 200 %
Percent of children ages 2-19 who are obese 18 %
Percent of children ages 6-11 who are obese 21.4 %
Percent of children ages 12-19 who are obese 18.3 %
Annual cost of childhood obesity $100 Billion
Deaths attributed to childhood obesity yearly 300,000
Percent of obese children who will become obese adults 80%
Obesity Rates by Gender Percentage
Adults age 20+ who are overweight or obese (Body Mass Index BMI > 25) 69 %
Women Obesity 64.7 %
Men 72.3 %
Body Mass Index (BMI) above 30 33.8 %
Women 35.5 %
Men 32.2 %
Body Mass Index (BMI) above 40 5.7 %
Adults Age 20+ at healthy BMI between 18.5 to 25 31.6 %
Women 36.5 %
Men 26.6 %
Obesity Rates by Ethnicity Percentage
Black Women 49.6 %
Hispanic Women 43 %
White Women 33 %
Black Men 37.3 %
Hispanic Men 34.3 %
White Men 31.9 %
Asian Americans 8.9 %
Native Americans and Alaska Natives 32.4 %
Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders 31 %
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Obesity Rates by State Percentage
Alabama 32.2
Alaska 24.5
Arizona 24.3
Arkansas 30.1
California 24.0
* Colorado 21.0
Connecticut 22.5
Delaware 28.0
District of Columbia 22.2
Florida 26.6
Georgia 29.6
Hawaii 22.7
Idaho 26.5
Illinois 28.2
Indiana 29.6
Iowa 28.4
Kansas 29.4
Kentucky 31.3
Louisiana 31.0
Maine 26.8
Maryland 27.1
Massachusetts 23.0
Michigan 30.9
Minnesota 24.8
* Mississippi 34.0
Missouri 30.5
Montana 23.0
Nebraska 26.9
Nevada 22.4
New Hampshire 25.0
New Jersey 23.8
New Mexico 25.1
New York 23.9
North Carolina 27.8
North Dakota 27.2
Ohio 29.2
Oklahoma 30.4
Oregon 26.8
Pennsylvania 28.6
Rhode Island 25.5
South Carolina 31.5
South Dakota 27.3
Tennessee 30.8
Texas 31.0
Utah 22.5
Vermont 23.2
Virginia 26.0
Washington 25.5
West Virginia 32.5
Wisconsin 26.3
Wyoming 25.1
Rank America's Most Obese Cities Percent Obese
1 Memphis, TN 34%
2 Birmingham, AL 31.3%
3 San Antonio, TX 31.1%
4 Riverside, CA 30.8%
5 Detroit, MI 30.4%
6 Jacksonville, FL 29.8%
7 Nashville, TN 28.8%
8 Oklahoma City, OK 27.5%
9 Kansas City, MO 26.9%
10 San Diego, CA 26.7%
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Center for Disease Control, WIN
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 2, 2016

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