Obesity Rates Continue To Climb: Nearly 40% Of Adult Americans, 20% Of Kids Qualify
The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that adult obesity rates have spiked from 30.5 percent in 1999-2000 to 39.8 percent in 2015-2016.
Los Angeles Times:
Nearly 4 In 10 U.S. Adults Are Now Obese, CDC Says
Americans’ obesity rates have reached a new high-water mark. Again. In 2015 and 2016, just short of 4 in 10 American adults had a body mass index that put them in obese territory. In addition, just under 2 in 10 American children — those between 2 and 19 years of age — are now considered obese as well. (Healy, 10/12)