Prevalence of overweight and weight gain in the United States.

  title={Prevalence of overweight and weight gain in the United States.},
  author={Robert J. Kuczmarski},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={55 2 Suppl},
Data from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES II) indicated that in the period 1976-1980 approximately 34 million US adults (25.7%) were overweight, with more women (19 million) than men (15 million) affected. Selected demographic factors, eg, low educational attainment and low family income were associated with the prevalence of overweight and with the incidence of weight gain. Analyses of the NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Survey indicated that in a 10-y… CONTINUE READING

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