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									    N AT I O N A L T R E N D S                                                                                                   FAST FACTS
                                                                                                                                 In 2003–2004, 67% of adults ages 20–74
    Steady increase in number of obese adults drove sharp
                                                                                                                                 were overweight (includes obese); 34% of
    rise in overweight population since 1980                                                                                     adults ages 20–74 were obese (age-adjusted).
                The prevalence of overweight and obesity changed little between the early 1960s and 1976–1980. Find-             Since 1960–1962, the percentage of adults
                ings from the 1988–1994 and 1999–2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, however,
                showed substantial increases in overweight among adults. The upward trend in overweight since 1980
                                                                                                                                 who were overweight but not obese has re-
                reflects primarily an increase in the percentage of adults 20–74 years of age who are obese.                     mained steady at 32%–34% (age-adjusted).
                                                                                                                                 The percentage of children (6–11 years of
                                                                                                                                 age) and adolescents (12–19 years of age)
          60                                                                                                                     who are overweight has risen since 1976–
                                                                                                                                 1980. In 2003–2004, 17%–19% of children
                   Overweight including obese, 20-74 years                                                                       and adolescents were overweight. The per-
                                                                                                                                 centage of preschool-age children (2–5 years
                                                                                                                                 of age) who are overweight almost doubled
                                                                                                                                 from 1988–1994 (7%) to 2003–2004 (14%).

                   Overweight but not obese, 20-74 years

                                                                                                                                 In 2001–2004, 30% of men and 34% of women
                                                                                                                                 ages 20–74 were obese (age-adjusted).
          20                                                                                                                     In 2001–2004, one-half of non-Hispanic
                  Obese, 20-74 years                                                                                             black women were obese compared with
                                                       Overweight, 6-11 years                                                    nearly one-third of non-Hispanic white
                                                                                                 Overweight, 2-5 years
                                                                                                                                 women. In contrast, the prevalence of obe-
                                                               Overweight, 12-19 years                                           sity among men was similar by race and
YEAR                   1963-1965           1971-1974                                 1988-1994                       2003-2004
               1960-1962         1966-1970              1976-1980                                        1999-2000
                                                                                                                                 Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Health, United States, 2007, with
                                                                                                                                 Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans. Hyattsville, Md.: 2007

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