Overweight and obesity* in adults aged 18 and older, by age, 1999-2002 (vertical bar chart): 18-44 years: female, 54.3%; male, 59.6%. 45-64 years: female, 65.8%; male, 72.9%. 65-74 years: female, 67.0%; male, 73.4%. 75 years and older: female, 52.2%; male, 58.0%.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

*Obesity was defined as a body mass index of 30.0 or higher; overweight was defined as a body mass index of 25.0 to 29.9.