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Accession Number PB2013-102670
Title Prevalence of Obesity Among Older Adults in the United States, 2007-2010. NCHS Data Brief No. 106.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 8p
Personal Author B. K. Kit C. L. Ogden K. M. Flegal M. D. Carroll T. H. I. Fakhouri
Abstract By 2050, the number of U.S. older adults, defined as persons aged 65 and over, is expected to more than double, rising from 40.2 million to 88.5 million. Both aging and obesity contribute to increased health care service use. Consequently, an increase in the proportion of older adults who are obese may compound health care spending. Given the demographic changes forecasted and the potential health care costs of obesity, it is important to track the prevalence of obesity among older adults. This report presents the most recent national estimates of obesity in older adults, by sex, age, race and ethnicity, and educational attainment, and examines changes in the prevalence of obesity between 1999 and 2010.
Keywords Adults
Body mass index (BMI)
Body weight
Preventive medicine
Quality of life
States (United States)
Survey data

Source Agency National Center for Health Statistics
NTIS Subject Category 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
92C - Social Concerns
44C - Community & Population Characteristics
Corporate Author National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1305
Contract Number N/A

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