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NWS-9 Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese

Leading Health Indicators are a subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues.

Baseline: 33.9 percent of persons aged 20 years and over were obese in 2005–08 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 30.5 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Data for this objective HP2020 data for this objective
Data Details Details about the methodology and measurement of this HP2020 objective
Healthy People 2010 The HP2010 objective with the same definition was 19-02.
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Revision History:
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