Percentage of Adults who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1951 23.2 0.5 22.1 24.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 811 23.3 0.8 21.7 25.0
Female 1140 23.0 0.7 21.7 24.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 85 17.4 1.9 13.6 21.2
25-34 years 251 20.4 1.3 18.0 22.9
35-44 years 374 25.0 1.2 22.6 27.5
45-54 years 455 26.7 1.2 24.3 29.0
55-64 years 342 30.0 1.5 27.1 32.9
65+ years 441 20.4 1.0 18.5 22.3
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 104 21.3 2.2 17.0 25.6
Non-Hispanic 1844 23.3 0.6 22.2 24.4
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1726 22.6 0.6 21.5 23.8
Black Only 99 36.6 3.5 29.8 43.4
Other Race Only 97 23.4 2.6 18.4 28.4
More than One Race 23 26.9 6.3 14.6 39.1
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 176 31.5 2.4 26.7 36.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 604 24.3 1.0 22.3 26.4
Some College 589 23.1 1.0 21.1 25.1
College Graduate 581 20.6 0.9 18.9 22.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 187 29.0 2.2 24.6 33.4
$15,000 - $24,999 361 25.4 1.5 22.6 28.3
$25,000 - $34,999 280 22.4 1.4 19.7 25.1
$35,000 - $49,999 327 24.4 1.3 21.7 27.0
$50,000+ 550 21.6 0.9 19.9 23.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1209 23.4 0.7 22.1 24.8
Out of Work 83 28.5 3.5 21.6 35.4
Homemaker / Student 120 16.1 1.6 12.9 19.3
Retired 404 21.2 1.1 19.1 23.2
Unable to Work 135 45.9 3.3 39.5 52.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 377 20.5 1.1 18.2 22.7
1-19 Hours 56 17.1 2.5 12.1 22.1
20-39 Hours 222 20.5 1.5 17.6 23.4
40 + Hours 932 24.4 0.8 22.8 25.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1179 24.0 0.7 22.7 25.3
Divorced / Separated 342 24.3 1.3 21.7 26.9
Widowed 214 21.2 1.5 18.3 24.1
Never Married 215 20.0 1.7 16.6 23.3
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 613 34.5 1.3 32.0 37.1
Living without a Disability 1313 20.7 0.6 19.6 21.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 94 23.5 2.5 18.6 28.4
Rural 273 26.7 1.6 23.6 29.9
Densely-settled Rural 364 25.7 1.4 23.0 28.4
Semi-urban 365 22.7 1.2 20.3 25.1
Urban 847 21.5 0.8 20.0 23.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 463 39.5 1.7 36.2 42.8
Excellent to Good 1487 20.8 0.6 19.6 21.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 227 22.9 1.6 19.7 26.1
Insured 1719 23.2 0.6 22.1 24.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 324 49.8 2.2 45.4 54.2
No Diabetes 1597 21.2 0.6 20.2 22.3
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 221 33.2 2.2 29.0 37.4
No Current Asthma 1717 22.3 0.6 21.2 23.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 219 30.2 2.1 26.2 34.3
<14 days mental health not good 1713 22.5 0.6 21.4 23.6
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 334 21.1 1.3 18.6 23.5
Non-Smoker 1614 23.7 0.6 22.5 24.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1291 20.8 0.6 19.6 21.9
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 660 31.3 1.2 28.9 33.7

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.