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Adult Overweight and Obesity

Photo:  Adult woman on scale

Obesity is common, serious and costly. More than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9% or 78.6 million) have obesity.

Adult Obesity Facts
What are the latest statistics on adult obesity in the United States?

Defining Adult Overweight and Obesity
How is adult obesity measured?

Causes and Consequences
What contributes to overweight and obesity? What are the health risks?

Adult BMI Calculator
Use the Adult BMI calculator for adults ages 20 years old and older.