Obesity Rates in Americans aged 20 and older
— Prof. Azeem Majeed (@Azeem_Majeed) November 15, 2015
1. This graph shows the increasing rate of obesity in American adults. Recently, health officials have declared obesity an epidemic. These numbers seem to suggest so, showing over a third of American adults being obese.
2. The Center for Disease Control compiled data from surveys conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys between 1999-2014.
3. There is a 2.8% increase in obesity from 34.9% in 2011-2012 to 37.7% in 2013-2014. This is the biggest increase in the data. Why was there such a big increase?