Obesity - United States, 1988-2008.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.
MMWR. Surveillance summaries: Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries / CDC 01/2011; 60 Suppl:73-7.
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ABSTRACT The prevalence of obesity in the United States has increased substantially since the 1960s. From 1976--1980 to 2007--2008, obesity prevalence increased from 15% to 34% among adults and from 5% to 17% among children and adolescents. Substantial differences exist in obesity prevalence among racial/ethnic groups, and these differences vary by sex and age group.

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