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Obesity is a common, serious, and costly disease.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese.

The Facts

  • An adult who has a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
  • An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.

Not sure how to measure BMI? Calculate your BMI

Health Conditions Related to Obesity

Strategies to Prevent Obesity



Sources: South Dakota Department of Health Work Well Toolkit