Percentage of Adults Who Tried to Lose Weight in the Past Year, by Sex and Age

Notes: 1 Significantly different from those aged 60 and over.
2 Significantly different from women of the same age group.
Data are from 2013-2016. Estimates for adults aged 20 and over were age adjusted by the direct method to the 2000 U.S. census population using the age groups 20–39, 40–59, and 60 and over. Crude estimates are 48.7% for total, 41.6% for men, and 55.4% for women.

Data Source: NCHS, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2013–2016.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics: Attempts to Lose Weight among Adults in the United States, 2013–2016