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Obesity and overweight

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  • FastStats: Obesity and Overweight — This fact sheet provides brief statistics about overweight and obesity in the United States by population age. It links to detailed reports with in-depth information.
  • Obesity Data/Statistics — These statistics provide a snapshot of the growing obesity epidemic among minority populations in the United States.
  • Obesity: Halting the Epidemic by Making Health Easier — This booklet has statistics on the obesity epidemic, health disparities, and the economic cost of obesity. It also gives public health approaches to combat the health problem.
  • Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents Knowledge Path (Copyright © MCH Library) — This fact sheet discusses overweight and obesity in children and adolescents, ways to combat childhood obesity, and links to more resources.
  • Overweight and Obesity: Data and Statistics — This website links to reports about obesity and overweight trends in adults and children, presented in reports and interactive graphs.
  • Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity — This fact sheet defines overweight and obesity, discusses the causes and treatment of overweight and obesity, and estimates the related economic costs.

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Content last updated July 16, 2012.

Resources last updated June 17, 2009.

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