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• In 2007–2008, among adults aged 20 years and older, it is estimated that 34.2% were overweight, 33.8% were obese, and 5.7% were extremely obese. The rates of obesity were similar between men (32.2%) and women (35.5%). The table below shows trends in obesity and overweight prevalence between 1988–1994 and 2007–2008. • The prevalence of overweight has remained stable since at least as far back as 1960–1962, when 31.5% of adults were overweight. 2 However, the prevalence of obesity among adults in 2007–2008 was 2½ times the prevalence 1960–1962, when 13.4% of adults were obese. The prevalence of extreme obesity among adults in 2007–2008 was 6 times the prevalence in 1960–1962, when 0.9% of adults were extremely obese. • Prevalence of obesity differed by race/ethnicity among women. Non-Hispanic black women were more likely to be obese than Non-Hispanic white women (49.6% vs 33.0%). Also, Mexican-American women were more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic white women (45.1% vs 33.0%). Race/ethnicity differences in obesity were not observed in men.
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