Attempts to Lose Weight Among Adults in the United States, 2013-2016

NCHS Data Brief. 2018 Jul;(313):1-8.

Abstract

Almost 40% of adults in the United States had obesity in 2015-2016 (1). Obesity is associated with a range of serious health risks (2). Individuals may have multiple motivations for trying to losing weight, including health and appearance reasons (3). This report describes the percentage of U.S. adults who tried to lose weight in the past year by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, family income, and weight status, based on data collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 2013 -2016.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Aged
  • Body Weight
  • Continental Population Groups / statistics & numerical data*
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nutrition Surveys / statistics & numerical data*
  • Obesity / epidemiology
  • Sex Distribution
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Weight Loss*
  • Young Adult