Quick Facts About Obesity
- Overweight and obesity increases the risk for many chronic disease, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
- Rates of obesity are above 20% in all states and exceed 35% in four states.
- In 2011–2014, approximately 1 out of 3 adults and 1 out of 6 youth were obese. The prevalence of obesity was lowest among Asian adults (12%), followed by white (35%), Hispanic (43%), and black (48%) adults.
- Obesity healthcare costs are estimated to be as high as $209.7 billion per year.