Percentage of Adults who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1014 22.8 0.7 21.4 24.1
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 442 23.4 1.1 21.3 25.5
Female 572 22.1 0.9 20.3 23.9
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 54 15.7 2.2 11.5 19.9
25-34 years 164 23.6 1.7 20.1 27.0
35-44 years 204 22.6 1.5 19.6 25.6
45-54 years 260 28.3 1.6 25.1 31.5
55-64 years 173 28.5 2.0 24.6 32.4
65+ years 155 18.5 1.5 15.6 21.3
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 839 22.3 0.8 20.8 23.8
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 49 34.9 4.7 25.8 44.1
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 27 19.7 3.9 12.1 27.3
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 21 50.8 8.2 34.7 67.0
Hispanic 53 21.0 2.9 15.4 26.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 82 29.5 3.1 23.4 35.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 320 23.9 1.3 21.4 26.5
Some College 344 24.3 1.3 21.8 26.9
College Graduate 267 18.5 1.1 16.3 20.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 89 28.1 3.1 22.0 34.2
$15,000 - $24,999 195 25.4 1.8 21.8 28.9
$25,000 - $34,999 162 22.6 1.8 19.2 26.1
$35,000 - $49,999 206 26.0 1.8 22.5 29.5
$50,000+ 279 20.6 1.2 18.2 22.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 691 23.1 0.9 21.4 24.8
Out of Work 44 30.0 4.5 21.1 38.8
Homemaker / Student 67 18.1 2.4 13.5 22.8
Retired 152 19.2 1.5 16.2 22.1
Unable to Work 58 44.8 4.9 35.2 54.3
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 629 24.0 0.9 22.2 25.7
Divorced / Separated 163 21.5 1.8 18.1 25.0
Widowed 88 20.6 2.1 16.5 24.6
Never Married 132 19.1 1.9 15.3 22.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 248 33.4 1.9 29.6 37.2
Living without a Disability 744 20.8 0.8 19.3 22.3
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 42 21.7 3.3 15.2 28.2
Rural 130 22.4 1.9 18.6 26.2
Densely-settled Rural 167 22.6 1.7 19.3 25.9
Semi-urban 217 25.9 1.8 22.5 29.4
Urban 450 21.7 1.0 19.7 23.7
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 157 49.1 3.1 43.1 55.2
No Diabetes 856 21.0 0.7 19.6 22.4
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 213 35.8 2.3 31.3 40.3
Excellent to Good 796 20.8 0.7 19.4 22.3
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 199 20.1 1.5 17.2 23.0
Non-Smoker 814 23.6 0.8 22.0 25.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 98 25.4 2.6 20.3 30.4
<14 days mental health not good 879 22.5 0.8 21.1 24.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 119 27.6 2.5 22.8 32.5
Insured 893 22.1 0.7 20.7 23.6

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.