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Age-Adjusted Percent Distributions of Body Mass Index (BMI) Among Persons 20 Years and Over, by Selected Characteristics, 2009–2012

Find below the BMI percent distributions by age, sex, and race. Classifications are as follows: healthy weight BMI is 18.5–24.9; overweight is ≥25 BMI; obese is ≥30 BMI; grade 1 obese is 30–34.9 BMI; grade 2 obese is 35–39.9 BMI; and grade 3 obese is ≥40 BMI.

  Above healthy weight
Selected characteristicHealthy
weight
Overweight Obese Grade 1 obese Grade 2 obese Grade 3 obese
Total1 (age-adjusted) 29.6 68.7 35.3 20.4 8.6 6.3
Sex:            
 Male 26.2 72.9 34.6 22.3 7.8 4.4
 Female 32.8 64.6 36.4 18.5 9.4 8.2
Sex and age:2         
 Men 20 to 34 years 37.5 60.9 28.9 19.6 6.3 3.0
 Women 20 to 34 40.8 55.2 30.0 14.4 7.9 7.7
 Men 35 to 44 years 21.0 78.9 38.1 22.7 9.7 5.6
 Women 35-44 35.2 62.4 36.0 19.3 8.4 8.3
 Men 45 to 54 years 20.0 79.3 38.1 24.4 8.2 * 5.5
 Women 45 to 54 27.3 70.5 38.3 19.0 10.7 8.6
 Men 55 to 64 years 21.9 77.4 38.1 25.6 7.1 * 5.4
 Women 55 to 64 23.8 75.1 42.9 22.7 11.1 9.1
 Men 65 to 74 22.4 76.9 36.4 21.9 10.8 *
 Women 65 to 74 23.5 73.8 44.2 21.1 12.3 10.7
 Men 75 and over 29.2 70.4 27.4 21.1 * 4.7 *
 Women 75 and over 35.3 62.4 29.8 19.1 6.6 * 4.1
Race and sex:        
 White alone, men 25.2 73.2 34.4 22.5 7.9 4.0
 White alone, women 36.0 60.9 32.3 16.5 8.6 7.2
 Black or African American alone, men 29.0 70.2 38.1 19.9 10.8 7.4
 Black or African American alone, women 15.4 81.8 57.5 27.7 12.8 16.9
 Hispanic men 17.5 81.9 40.2 28.3 7.7 4.2
 Hispanic women 20.9 78.3 46.3 24.0 14.6 7.7
* Estimates are considered unreliable. Data preceded by an asterisk have a relative standard error (RSE) of 20%–30%. Data not shown have an RSE greater than 30%.
1. Total includes other races not shown separately and persons with unknown characteristics.
2. Estimates for age groups are not age adjusted.
Source: Centers for Disease Control.

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