The obesity rate among U.S. adults is the highest ever — now sitting at 27.7 percent, according to new Gallup numbers.
That’s up from the 27.1 percent average in 2013, which was, at the time, the highest annual rate measured by the polling.
According to Gallup, black adults still have the highest obesity rate of any group (35.5 percent), while young adults between ages 18 and 29 have the lowest (17 percent).
High-income Americans, those who earn $90,000 or more annually, also are among the least likely to be obese (23.1 percent).
Gallup data also found that the obesity rate among older Americans aged 65 and older ticked up 1.6 points so far in 2014 to 27.9 percent, the largest increase among subgroups.