Percentage of Adults who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 942 21.6 0.7 20.2 23.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 424 23.2 1.1 21.0 25.3
Female 518 20.0 0.9 18.3 21.7
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 49 11.7 2.1 7.6 15.8
25-34 years 164 20.0 1.5 17.0 23.0
35-44 years 207 23.7 1.6 20.6 26.7
45-54 years 221 27.1 1.7 23.7 30.5
55-64 years 127 24.5 2.1 20.5 28.6
65+ years 171 21.5 1.6 18.4 24.6
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 811 21.4 0.8 19.9 22.9
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 57 33.0 4.0 25.0 40.9
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 16 13.8 3.5 6.9 20.7
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 12 20.4 6.0 8.6 32.1
Hispanic 43 22.7 3.5 15.9 29.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 81 26.0 2.8 20.4 31.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 308 23.2 1.3 20.5 25.8
Some College 305 22.9 1.3 20.3 25.4
College Graduate 245 17.8 1.1 15.5 20.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 79 23.8 2.9 18.2 29.4
$15,000 - $24,999 177 28.1 2.2 23.8 32.5
$25,000 - $34,999 137 23.4 1.9 19.6 27.2
$35,000 - $49,999 179 21.6 1.6 18.6 24.7
$50,000+ 262 19.6 1.2 17.3 21.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 659 22.4 0.9 20.7 24.1
Out of Work 13 18.3 5.0 8.6 28.0
Homemaker / Student 59 13.3 1.8 9.8 16.8
Retired 160 21.5 1.6 18.3 24.7
Unable to Work 50 35.4 4.5 26.5 44.3
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 539 22.2 0.9 20.5 24.0
Divorced / Separated 160 22.5 1.8 19.0 26.0
Widowed 115 24.1 2.1 19.9 28.3
Never Married 125 17.4 2.0 13.5 21.3
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 210 31.9 2.1 27.7 36.1
Living without a Disability 712 19.8 0.7 18.3 21.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 45 22.7 3.2 16.5 29.0
Rural 126 23.4 2.1 19.3 27.5
Densely-settled Rural 137 22.6 2.1 18.6 26.7
Semi-urban 194 21.7 1.5 18.7 24.7
Urban 434 20.6 1.0 18.7 22.5
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 130 49.1 3.4 42.5 55.8
No Diabetes 809 19.9 0.7 18.5 21.3
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 190 36.2 2.4 31.4 40.9
Excellent to Good 745 19.4 0.7 18.0 20.8
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 376 36.2 1.6 33.0 39.4
No Hypertension 562 17.0 0.8 15.5 18.5
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 177 16.9 1.3 14.4 19.5
Non-Smoker 765 23.0 0.8 21.4 24.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 121 30.2 2.6 25.1 35.3
<14 days mental health not good 807 20.9 0.7 19.5 22.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 112 24.4 2.3 19.9 29.0
Insured 828 21.3 0.7 19.9 22.8

Numerator: Respondents with a body mass index greater than
or equal to 30, based on self-reported height and weight.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.