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Overweight, Obese, and Extremely Obese Americans

The following table lists the percentage of overweight, obese, and extremely obese Americans ages 20–74 years old from 1988–2010, as reported by the National Center for Health Statistics in 2012. The data shows that obesity has more than doubled in the United states between 1980 and 2010.

1976–80 1988–94 1999–2002 2007–10
Overweight (BMI greater than or equal to 25.0 and less than 30.0) 47.4 56 65.2 68.5
Obese (BMI greater than or equal to 30.0) 15.0 23.2 31.1 35.3
Extremely Obese (BMI greater than or equal to 40.0) 1.4 3.0 5.0 NA
Grade 1 Obesity (BMI 30.0 to 34.9) NA NA 18.1 19.0
Grade 2 Obesity (BMI 35.0 to 39.9) NA NA 7.8 9.2
Grade 3 Obesity (BMI greater than or equal 40.0) NA NA 5.2 6.3

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