According to the World Health Organization, as of 2014, the United States (U.S.) average Body Mass Index (BMI) ranked 17th out of more than 200 countries. This means only 16 other countries, of those tested, averaged higher BMIs than the U.S.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention backs up this data reporting nearly 40-percent of the population (about 93 million people) in the U.S. were obese as of 2015-16.
In Rensselaer, men average a BMI of 34.1 and women come in at a BMI of 29.5. The typical weight of men is 226 pounds with women weighing 178 pounds.
The average pounds to lose in Rensselaer is 58 pounds. That is 4% higher than the state average of 56 pounds and 1% lower than the country average of 59 pounds.
In Rensselaer, the average age of obese men is 47. The average BMI for males is 34.1, approximately 16% higher than female.
In Rensselaer, the average age of obese women is 44. The average BMI for females is 29.5, approximately 14% lower than male.
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