USA Obesity & Overweight Statistics 2019-20

USA 2019-2020 national data by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that more than two-thrid of adults are over weight and more than one-third of adults(above 20) are obese. Interestingly adult women and men shares approx same percentage of obesity however obesity seems to be higher in middle aged adults(40-59) compare to younger(20-39) or older adults(60 and above). Data from National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2010 also suggested that about one-third of children, ages 6 to 19 are considered to be overweight or obese. Approx 17% of youth is considered to be over weight or obese.. More than 78 million adults americans were obese in 2019-2020. The majority of these obese adults (more than 50 million) were non-Hispanic white

Women Obesity & Overweight Stats (By Percent):

Men Obesity & Overweight Stats (By Percent):

Obesity in Adults Aged 20 & Over – By Race & Origin (In Millions)

Difference Between Obese & Overweight


Normal Weight is calculated on the basis of BMI (Body Mass Index) System. Following is the formula to calculate your BMI.

Your Weight in kg
BMI =   ——————————–
(Your Height in Meter)²

Below 18.5Underweight
18.5 to 24.9Healthy weight
25.0 to 29.9verweight
30 or higherObese

The prevalence of obesity among adults remains high & continues to be greater than one-third of the USA population thus it is important to continue surveillance and encourage all preventive measures to help it control the issue.