Percentage of Adults who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1055 22.6 0.7 21.2 24.1
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 453 23.4 1.1 21.2 25.5
Female 602 21.9 0.9 20.2 23.7
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 36 12.7 2.2 8.4 17.1
25-34 years 174 25.5 1.8 21.9 29.1
35-44 years 208 24.0 1.6 20.9 27.1
45-54 years 258 26.4 1.6 23.3 29.5
55-64 years 179 31.3 2.1 27.2 35.5
65+ years 198 17.3 1.3 14.9 19.8
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 909 22.4 0.8 20.9 23.9
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 60 32.8 4.2 24.6 41.1
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 27 19.2 3.7 11.9 26.5
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 9 23.0 7.5 8.2 37.7
Hispanic 48 22.6 3.3 16.1 29.1
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 65 18.0 2.5 13.1 22.8
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 326 24.8 1.4 22.1 27.6
Some College 360 25.1 1.3 22.4 27.7
College Graduate 303 19.3 1.1 17.1 21.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 95 25.9 3.1 19.9 31.8
$15,000 - $24,999 197 24.5 1.8 20.9 28.2
$25,000 - $34,999 159 21.3 1.8 17.9 24.8
$35,000 - $49,999 200 24.8 1.7 21.4 28.2
$50,000+ 291 22.9 1.3 20.3 25.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 691 24.2 0.9 22.4 26.0
Out of Work 35 28.1 5.2 18.0 38.2
Homemaker / Student 67 15.5 2.1 11.4 19.5
Retired 205 18.4 1.3 15.9 21.0
Unable to Work 55 36.2 4.7 27.0 45.3
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 605 23.5 0.9 21.7 25.2
Divorced / Separated 208 26.0 1.8 22.5 29.5
Widowed 106 19.3 1.9 15.7 23.0
Never Married 135 18.8 2.0 14.9 22.6
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 304 34.6 1.9 30.9 38.3
Living without a Disability 746 20.1 0.8 18.6 21.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 47 22.7 3.4 16.1 29.3
Rural 133 26.4 2.3 21.9 31.0
Densely-settled Rural 179 24.6 1.9 20.9 28.3
Semi-urban 211 20.6 1.5 17.7 23.5
Urban 483 22.0 1.0 20.0 24.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 220 32.4 2.1 28.3 36.5
Excellent to Good 834 21.2 0.8 19.7 22.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 141 24.1 2.2 19.8 28.4
Insured 913 22.5 0.8 21.0 24.0
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 153 49.4 3.2 43.1 55.7
No Diabetes 902 21.0 0.7 19.5 22.4
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 420 36.3 1.6 33.1 39.5
No Hypertension 634 18.6 0.8 17.1 20.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 108 30.2 2.9 24.5 35.9
No Current Asthma 942 22.0 0.7 20.6 23.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 108 27.9 2.8 22.4 33.4
<14 days mental health not good 933 22.0 0.7 20.6 23.5
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 192 21.0 1.6 17.9 24.1
Non-Smoker 863 23.1 0.8 21.5 24.7

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.