Obesity Among Adolescents


Findings from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggest that nearly one in five adolescents in the United States is obese. Below is a breakdown of obesity prevalence in adolescents by race, ethnicity, and gender:


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Adapted from: QuickStats: Prevalence of Obesity Among Persons Aged 12–19 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex. CDC. Available at

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