The latest data from American has revealed that over 73% of US adults are overweight or obese.
This all comes from the 2017-2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which has just been published, and represents an increase of half since 1999-2000.
In particular, research suggests that health risks may begin at a lower BMI among Asian persons compared with others.”.
Additionally, Mexican American adults had highest rates – 51% of men and 50% of women having obesity.
Results also showed that 41% of non-Hispanic black men had obesity along with 57% of black adult women.
These high rates of obesity contrast to data from the survey period covering 1960-1962 when just 13.4% of adults were obese and less than 1% were severely obese.
Approximately 31.5% of American adults were considered overweight during this period. »