How common is obesity?

Dr. McKenna discusses the prevalence of obesity. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

How common is obesity?

It's very common. About 31% of reproductive age women are obese, meaning their BMI is greater than 30. If you look at overweight with a BMI greater than 25, 58%, almost two thirds of reproductive age women are considered to be overweight. This is increasing in the past two decades. That number has gone up by about a third.

 

It's very common. About 31 percent of reproductive age women are obese, meaning their BMI is greater than 30. If you look at people who are overweight with a BMI greater than 25, 58 percent or almost two thirds of reproductive age women are considered to be overweight. That number has gone up by about a third in the past two decades.

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