Status: Baseline only
Reduce the proportion of adults with obesity
Baseline: 38.6 percent of adults aged 20 years and over had obesity in 2013-16 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 36.0 percent
Many adults in the United States have obesity, which is linked to chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and several types of cancer. Obesity-related stigma and discrimination can also lead to health problems. Evidence suggests that intensive behavioral interventions that use more than 1 strategy — like group sessions and changes in both diet and physical activity — are an effective way to address obesity.
Workgroup: Nutrition and Weight Status Workgroup