Obesity is common, serious, and costly. The prevalence of obesity was % and affected about million of US adults in ~ [Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief Cdc-pdf PDFKB]Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death. More than 1 in 3 adults were considered to be overweight. More than 2 in 3 adults were considered to be overweight or have obesity. More than 1 in 3 adults were considered to have obesity. About 1 in 13 adults were considered to have extreme obesity. About 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 2 to.
Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity, and Severe Obesity Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, – Through –; Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Adolescents in the United States and Canada. Aug 08, · How many people are affected by/at risk for obesity & overweight? More than 35% of U.S. adults are obese, 1 and more than 34% are overweight. 2 Obesity affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States.
Mar 24, · The prevalence and severity of obesity have been increasing in children and adolescents, as well as in adults (2–4), and it is estimated that by >40% of US adults will be obese. The rising prevalence of obesity in this (and other) countries has been identified as the “obesity epidemic.”Cited by: Sep 04, · Obesity, a common and costly health issue that increases risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, affects more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the United States. By the numbers, 78 million adults and 12 million children are obese—figures many .