According to an official U.S. survey, 4 out of every 10 Americans are obese, while one in every 10 is overweight.
These results are derived from a survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on 5000 adults between 2017 and 2018.
Obesity in America 2020
On Thursday, a report based on the survey was released, which looked at the size and weight of the men.
The survey revealed that 42% of the population is obese, a rate that is 2% higher than in the 2016 to 2017 survey. In the new survey, more than 9 percent of the population is obese, a rate higher than the previous survey.
Obesity in America 2019
However, these additions are not considered to be numerically significant, as they are likely to be inaccurate somewhere else, and the old survey data may be accurate.
Cynthia Ogden, co-author of the report, affiliated with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, says one thing is very clear is that obesity rates are on the rise.
Half a century ago, one in every 100 Americans was obese, which has now increased ten percent; while over the past two decades, obesity has increased by 40 percent.
Dr. William Dietz, an obesity specialist at George Washington University, says the survey suggests that more Americans will suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Dr. Dietz said that caring for an increasing number of obese people would be difficult for doctors.
The Center for Disease Control has not yet released obesity statistics for children and young people in a new survey. The report is likely to be released later this year, says the report’s author Cynthia Jian. From 2015 to 2016, the prevalence of obesity in children was 18.5%, while in the youth the rate was 6%.