COVID-19 Working Paper: Obesity Prevalence Among U.S. Adult Subpopulations During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Explores obesity disparities among adults before the COVID-19 pandemic and during the first year of the pandemic. Uses data from the 2011-2020 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to estimate changes in obesity rates and compares rates across demographic and socioeconomic subgroups, including urban-rural status, Census region, age group, race and ethnicity, and more.
Mariah D. Ehmke, Brandon J. Restrepo
USDA Economic Research Service
COVID-19 · Educational attainment · Employment and unemployment · Health disparities · Income · Obesity and weight control · Racial and ethnic groups · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data