Any adult considered having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more is considered to be clinically obese. Anyone with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight.
How common is obesity in the United States?
According to the data from Centers for Disease Control, CDC, the prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults was 39.8% in 2015-2016 and and 18.5% in youth. Obesity is associated with serious health risks. Monitoring obesity prevalence is relevant for public health programs that focus on reducing or preventing obesity.
Another third of the adult population suffer from being overweight, defined as a BMI of 25 to 29.99. Together, overweight or obese comprise of more than 70% of the US adult population. Women had a higher prevalence of obesity than men among non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic Asian, and Hispanic adults, but not among non-Hispanic white adults. Among youth, there was no significant difference in obesity prevalence between boys and girls of the same race and Hispanic
How can W8MD weight loss centers help?
Since its inception in 2011, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.
W8MD’s Insurance Physician Weight Loss Program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. The Center’s team of practitioners are among the most qualified, dedicated and hospitable professionals in the industry. Learn More…