Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity Among Adults: United States, 2017-2018

NCHS Data Brief. 2020 Feb:(360):1-8.

Abstract

Obesity is associated with serious health risks (1). Severe obesity further increases the risk of obesity-related complications, such as coronary heart disease and end-stage renal disease (2,3). From 1999-2000 through 2015-2016, a significantly increasing trend in obesity was observed (4). This report provides the most recent national data for 2017-2018 on obesity and severe obesity prevalence among adults by sex, age, and race and Hispanic origin. Trends from 1999-2000 through 2017-2018 for adults aged 20 and over are also presented.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Ethnicity
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity / epidemiology
  • Obesity / etiology
  • Obesity, Morbid / epidemiology*
  • Obesity, Morbid / ethnology
  • Obesity, Morbid / etiology
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Young Adult