Key findings Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Cynthia Ogden, Margaret Carroll, Cheryl Fryar, Katherine Flegal
In 2011-2014, the prevalence of obesity was just over 36% in adults and 17% in youth. 1 Significantly different from those aged 20-39. 2 Significantly different from women of the same age group. NOTES: Totals were age-adjusted by the direct method to the 2000 U.S. census population using the age groups 20-39, 40-59, and 60 and over. Crude estimates are 36.5% for all, 34.5% for men, and 38.5% for women.