It has in fact been like that for over a decade for this age group.This is two more than in Mexico, which is currently experiencing an even stronger obesity growth than the US.
Commonly used BMI ranges are: underweight - below 18.5, healthy weight - 18.5 to 25, overweight - 25 to 30, obese - over 30.
Some adults with plenty of muscle may be of healthy weight, but have a BMI above the healthy range. With the increasing obesity rates in the population, the number of people with what is typically regarded as having an attractive body weight decreases.
But if only counting those men with a BMI of under 25, the number is down to 47 men per 100 women.
This is 7th lowest in the world, ahead of Tonga, Kiribati, Lebanon, New Zealand, Libya and Samoa.
Among countries with fewer such women are Pacific, Central American and Middle Eastern countries. It is interesting to look at how the situation was a quarter of a century ago.
If using BMI estimates for 1990, there would be 63 non-overweight women in the US per 100 males, placing the US as the 38th lowest in the aforementioned ranking.
I will present a few gender balance numbers that are relevant for the 20 to 29 age group below, mostly pertaining to USA.
The share of the desired gender with a BMI below the overweight limit of 25 will be given attention.
For every year until 2005 roughly one extra woman per 100 men entered the overweight category.
As promised, we will now look at this from a female perspective.
The situation for men shows an even higher degree of overweight than for women.