61% US Adults Report Undesired Weight Gain Since Pandemic Began


 
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The results of the pandemic survey shows different segments of adults who report undesired weight loss or undesired weight gain since the start of the pandemic.

The data breakdown for % reporting undesired weight change is as follows:

U.S. adults

18% of U.S. adults report undesired weight loss, with an average weight loss of 26 lbs. 42% of U.S. adults report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 29 lbs.

Men

20% of men report undesired weight loss, with an average weight loss of 25 lbs. 39% of men report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 37 lbs.

Women

17% of women report undesired weight loss, with an average weight loss of 27 lbs. 45% of women report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 22 lbs.

Gen Z adults (ages 18–24)

22% of Gen Z adults report undesired weight loss, with an average weight loss of 22 lbs. 52% of Gen Z adults report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 28 lbs.

Millennials (ages 25–42)

22% of Millennials report undesired weight loss, with an average weight loss of 26 lbs. 48% of Millennials report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 41 lbs.

Xers (ages 43–56)

17% of Xers report undesired weight loss, with an average weight loss of 24 lbs. 41% of Xers report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 21 lbs.

Boomers (ages 57–75)

14% of Boomers report undesired weight loss, with an average weight loss of 26 lbs. 37% of Boomers report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 16 lbs.

Older adults (ages 76+)

5% of older adults report undesired weight loss and 25% report undesired weight gain. There was an insufficient sample size of older adults to report average pounds of unwanted weight loss or gain.

White adults

17% of White adults report undesired weight loss, with an average weight loss of 22 lbs. 42% of White adults report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 30 lbs.

Hispanic adults

25% of Hispanic adults report undesired weight loss, with an average weight loss of 27 lbs. 46% of Hispanic adults report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 28 lbs.

Black adults

22% of Black adults report undesired weight loss, with an average weight loss of 38 lbs. 42% of Black adults report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 35 lbs.

Asian adults

16% of Asian adults report undesirable weight loss; there was an insufficient sample size to report average pounds lost. 38% of Asian adults report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 12 lbs.

Parents

22% of parents report undesired weight loss, with an average weight loss of 29 lbs. 51% of parents report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 36 lbs.

Essential workers

24% of essential workers report undesired weight loss, with an average weight loss of 30 lbs. 50% of essential workers report undesired weight gain, with an average gain of 38 lbs.


 
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