Table 6-1.

Overweight and Obesity

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity, 2011–2014, Age ≥20 yPrevalence of Obesity, 2011–2014, Age ≥20 yPrevalence of Overweight and Obesity 2011–2014, Ages 2–19 yPrevalence of Obesity, 2011–2014, Ages 2–19 y
n%n%n%n%Cost, 2008*
Total157 232 11569.482 241 00536.324 036 57332.112 339 70116.5$147 Billion
 Males78 854 44472.537 306 30934.312 326 86932.36 231 68316.3
 Females78 215 54366.445 115 29138.311 709 94732.06 107 61316.7
NH white
 Males53 310 26773.024 537 32833.65 962 55329.32 848 50414.0
 Females49 632 90763.727 660 41135.55 419 62028.02 847 98914.7
NH black
 Males7 968 03969.14 324 18937.51 734 45332.8924 00017.5
 Females11 782 66182.28 156 12456.91 929 86137.61 026 80520.0
NH Asian
 Males2 504 56646.6601 95611.2416 43024.9190 80511.4
 Females2 165 58634.6744 81111.9245 20615.086 0885.3
Hispanic
 Males13 015 85279.66 377 11339.03 601 22340.41 939 81221.7
 Females12 721 52777.17 540 51645.73 400 89839.81 798 95121.0
  • Overweight and obesity in adults is defined as body mass index (BMI) ≥25 kg/m2. Obesity in adults is defined as BMI ≥30 kg/m2. In children, overweight and obesity are based on BMI-for-age values at or above the 85th percentile of the 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts. In children, obesity is based on BMI-for-age values at or above the 95th percentile of the CDC growth charts. In January 2007, the American Medical Association’s Expert Task Force on Childhood Obesity recommended new definitions for overweight and obesity in children and adolescents112; however, statistics based on this new definition are not yet available. Estimates for the total include those of “other” racial-ethnic groups.

  • Ellipses (…) indicate data not available; and NH, non-Hispanic.

  • * Data from Finkelstein et al.72

  • Sources: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011 to 2014 (adults), unpublished CDC tabulation; NHANES 2011 to 2014 (ages 2–19 years) from Ogden et al.7 Population count extrapolations calculated using the average of the 2011 and 2013 American Community Survey Summary File data.113