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Are you heavier or shorter than the average American?

"Average (or average) weight, waist circumference and BMI in adults 20 years and older increased between 1999-2000 and 2015-2016," Cynthia Ogden, one of the report's authors and an epidemiologist at the American Center for Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics, wrote in an email.The report looked at American adults' height, weight, body mass index and waist size, the updated 2004 report on these trends between 1960 and 2002.In the previous study period, the average (or average) weight increased by more than 24 pounds and the average height increased by [about] 1 inch, "Ogden said.The new report shows the trend continues by weight but not in height. The average weight of American men in 201 5-16 was 197 , 9 pounds; for women it was 170.6 pounds. This increases from 189.4 pounds and 163.8 pounds in 1999-2000. Black men, Mexican-American women and Asian men and women were the only groups in the report that did not show a significant weight gain over it period. BMI, a formula with height and weight, also increased. In 2015-16, the average BMI was 29.1 for men and 29.6 for women. Both figures have increased since 1999-2000 when they were 27.8 in men and 28.2 in women. The Americans average BMI "is now almost 30 which is cutoff for obesity," noted Ogden. According to the CDC, a normal or healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered to be overweight. The average waist size also increased more…

“Average (or average) weight, waist circumference and BMI in adults 20 years and older increased between 1999-2000 and 2015-2016,” Cynthia Ogden, one of the report’s authors and an epidemiologist at the American Center for Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics, wrote in an email.

The report looked at American adults’ height, weight, body mass index and waist size, the updated 2004 report on these trends between 1960 and 2002.

In the previous study period, the average (or average) weight increased by more than 24 pounds and the average height increased by [about] 1 inch, “Ogden said.

The new report shows the trend continues by weight but not in height.

The average weight of American men in 201

5-16 was 197 , 9 pounds; for women it was 170.6 pounds. This increases from 189.4 pounds and 163.8 pounds in 1999-2000.

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Black men, Mexican-American women and Asian men and women were the only groups in the report that did not show a significant weight gain over it period.

BMI, a formula with height and weight, also increased. In 2015-16, the average BMI was 29.1 for men and 29.6 for women. Both figures have increased since 1999-2000 when they were 27.8 in men and 28.2 in women.

The Americans average BMI “is now almost 30 which is cutoff for obesity,” noted Ogden. According to the CDC, a normal or healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered to be overweight.

The average waist size also increased more than 1 inch in men and 2 inches in women. Ogden said: from 99.1 cm to men in 1999-2000 to 102.1 cm 40.2 inches) 2015-16. For women, the measurement ranged from 92.2 centimeters (36.3 inches) to 98 centimeters (38.6 inches).

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As weight goes up, the height goes down. According to the new report, the average average height for women decreased slightly from 162.1 centimeters in 1999-2000 to 161.7 centimeters in 2015-16.

For men, the average height of 1999-2000 was 175.6 centimeters (5 feet, 9.2 inches). It increased to 2003-04, when the average height was 176.4 centimeters, and then decreased again until 2015-16, when it was 175.4 centimeters (5 feet, 9.1 inches).

The report uses data from 47,233 Americans over 20 years, collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 1999 to 2016.

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Ogden noted that the weight, waist circumference and BMI were the largest increases between 1999-2000 and 2015-2016 in Mexican American adults. “

Michael Long, a deputy professor in prevention and community health at George Washington University, wrote in an email that “By focusing on changes in average BMI, this study shows that the major weight gain problem affects everyone, not just the 4 out of 10 adults with obesity. On average we are getting heavier. “

Long, which was not involved in research, pointed out that this weight gain increases the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and that” providing excellent health care to obese people is critical. “

Increased weight across the country poses risks for more than just single health, according to Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski, Associate Professor of Medicine, Pediatrician and Public Health Sciences at Penn State University College of Medicine.

” Medical Expenses for Caring for Obesity Patients is expected to be as high as $ 210 billion a year. In addition, obesity is associated with work shortage and lower productivity at work and costs more than $ 6 billion each year, “Kraschnewski, who was not involved in this research, wrote in an email.

Kraschnewski believes there are a number of reasons for increased obesity, as increasingly unhealthy diets, and thus there are a number of ways to deal with.

“The complexity of the many causes of obesity requires that each solution be as complex,” she said, quoting social and political approaches like soda water .

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