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Research Letter
April 24, 2018

Trends in Obesity and Severe Obesity Prevalence in US Youth and Adults by Sex and Age, 2007-2008 to 2015-2016

Author Affiliations
  • 1National Center for Health Statistics, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland
  • 2National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
JAMA. 2018;319(16):1723-1725. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.3060

Obesity prevalence has been increasing since the 1980s among adults, but among youth, prevalence plateaued between 2005-2006 and 2013-2014.1,2 We analyzed trends in obesity prevalence among US youth and adults between 2007-2008 and 2015-2016 in order to determine recent changes.

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