Asked by Karen Gordillo on Feb 18, 2024



In 2012, Ogden et al.estimated that ________ of American adults are obese.

A) almost one-fourth
B) over one-third
C) under one-quarter
D) about two-thirds


Condition of being significantly overweight, defined by the Centers for Disease Control as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or over, where BMI is calculated as weight in pounds multiplied by 703, then divided by the square of height in inches.

  • Analyzing the estimation made by Ogden et al. regarding the percentage of obese American adults.
  • Identifying the range of obesity prevalence mentioned in the options (almost one-fourth, over one-third, under one-quarter, about two-thirds).
  • Understanding the prevalence of obesity among American adults in 2012.

Verified Answer

Samantha-Charlie Hunsaker

Feb 18, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
Ogden et al. estimated that over one-third of American adults are obese, which equates to approximately 36% of the population.