Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
41.8 percent (2017-20)
38.6 percent of adults aged 20 years and over had obesity in 2013-16
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce the proportion of adults with obesity
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