Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, shows that more than two-thirds (68.8 %) of adults over 20 are considered overweight OR obese. More than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese. 1 in 20 (6.3 %) have extreme obesity. Almost 74% of men are considered to be overweight OR obese. The prevalence of obesity is similar for both men and women, about 36 percent. About 8 percent of women are considered to have extreme obesity.