Age-Adjusted Percent Distributions of Body Mass Index (BMI) Among Persons 20 Years and Over, by Selected Characteristics, 2009–2012
Updated May 8, 2019 | Infoplease Staff
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 characteristic||Healthy |
|Overweight||Obese||Grade 1 obese||Grade 2 obese||Grade 3 obese|
|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|
|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|
* 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.Brewer's: Health
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