The State of Obesity in the USA

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Prevalence of SELF-REPORTED Obesity by US States in 2014

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  1. 1 in 3 American Children Are Overweight

    The research journal Obesity recently published an analysis of obesity trends in children from 1999-2014. Here are some key findings from the report:

    • 17.4% of children met criteria for class I obesity (≥95th percentile) in 2014.
    • 1 in 3 children age 2-19 were overweight in 2014.
    • 6.3% of children met criteria for class II obesity (≥120% of the 95th percentile).
    • Older children had greater prevalence of all classes of obesity compared with younger children.
    • 2.4% of children met criteria for class III obesity (≥140% of the 95th percentile).

    Source: Obesity, April 25, 2016

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