Findings from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggest that nearly one in five adolescents in the United States is obese. Below is a breakdown of obesity prevalence in adolescents by race, ethnicity, and gender:
Adapted from: QuickStats: Prevalence of Obesity Among Persons Aged 12–19 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex. CDC. Available at www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6109a7.htm?s_cid=mm6109a7_w.