Obesity Trends (Data)
The words "pandemic" and "epidemic" have been used to describe the dramatic upward trends seen in adults and children. According to the World Health Organization, the United States has the greatest incidence of overweight persons and obesity in the world. The prevalence of obesity has increased steadily and is at epidemic levels. Results from the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), using measured heights and weights, indicate that an estimated 69 percent of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese.
According to the 2015 State of Obesity report, Alabama is ranked 8th in terms of number of adults who are overweight or obese, based on the most recent data (2013).
- Map of Alabama Counties with Over 40% Obese Adults
- Alabama Age-Adjusted Obesity Prevalence
- BMI Statistics for Alabama 2013
- National Institute for Children's Health Quality
- Obbesity Rates Among Kindergartners and Third Graders
- Childhood Obesity Statistics: Alabama
- Center for Child and Adolescent Health
- 2016 State of Obesity Report
- Alabama Obesity Statistics for People with Disabilities
Page last updated: November 14, 2017