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Morbid Obesity (BMI of 40 or more) among US women as of 2007-2008 is 7.2%
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The prevalence of Grade 3 obesity among US women, 20 years and older, is 7.2 percent as of 2007-2008.
Grade 2 obesity is defined as a BMI of 35 or more.
Grade 3 obesity is defined as a BMI of 40 or more. Definitions
Overweight is a BMI of 25 or more; obesity is a BMI of 30 or more
Overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more.
Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or more.
A BMI Table can be found here.
Flegal K, Carroll M, Ogden C, Curtin L. Prevalence and trends in obesity among us adults, 1999-2008. JAMA. 2010 Jan 20, 303(3):235-41.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Katherine M. Flegal, PhD
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3311 Toledo Rd, Room 4315
Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
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