These are the current statistics about obesity in the US.
One of the most shocking numbers is that over 300,000 adult deaths each year are attributed to unhealthy nutrition habits and sedentary behavior.
Nearly two thirds of the United States adults are considered overweight.
This means their body mass index is higher than 25. Nearly one third of the United States adults are considered obese with their body mass index higher than 30.
Approximately 16% of children between the ages of 6 and 11, and the same 16% of adolescents between the age of 12 and 19 are considered overweight.
And another 15% of children and 15% of adolescents are at risk of becoming overweight.
These numbers are all based on the body mass index.
The percentage of children and adolescents who are defined as overweight has more than doubled since the early 1970s.
Currently over 10% of the younger preschool children between the ages 2 and 5 are overweight, up from 7% in 1994.
The definitions below are when there is an excess of body weight compared to set standards. The excess weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water.
Individuals with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight.
Individuals with a BMI of 30 or more are considered obese.
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