Percentage of Adults Who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2040 23.9 0.6 22.8 25.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 798 23.6 0.9 21.9 25.3
Female 1242 24.2 0.7 22.8 25.6
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 65 15.3 1.9 11.5 19.1
25-34 years 223 22.4 1.5 19.5 25.3
35-44 years 365 26.3 1.3 23.8 28.8
45-54 years 474 28.0 1.2 25.6 30.3
55-64 years 442 32.1 1.4 29.4 34.8
65+ years 468 19.2 0.9 17.5 20.9
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 100 24.3 2.6 19.2 29.3
Non-Hispanic 1937 23.9 0.6 22.7 25.0
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1797 23.4 0.6 22.2 24.5
Black Only 100 37.0 3.6 29.9 44.0
Other Race Only 100 23.4 2.5 18.6 28.2
More than One Race 40 30.8 5.2 20.7 40.9
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 178 27.2 2.4 22.5 32.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 647 24.4 1.0 22.4 26.4
Some College 610 25.1 1.1 23.0 27.2
College Graduate 603 21.5 0.9 19.7 23.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 176 29.5 2.6 24.3 34.7
$15,000 - $24,999 362 24.6 1.4 21.8 27.3
$25,000 - $34,999 304 27.1 1.7 23.8 30.3
$35,000 - $49,999 381 28.9 1.5 26.0 31.7
$50,000+ 616 22.1 0.9 20.4 23.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1244 24.7 0.7 23.3 26.2
Out of Work 64 23.9 3.4 17.3 30.5
Homemaker / Student 137 17.4 1.6 14.2 20.6
Retired 448 20.9 1.0 19.0 22.8
Unable to Work 147 44.0 3.3 37.6 50.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 504 20.2 1.0 18.4 22.1
1-19 Hours 84 18.4 2.4 13.7 23.1
20-39 Hours 241 19.9 1.4 17.1 22.7
40 + Hours 981 26.0 0.8 24.3 27.6
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1241 25.4 0.7 24.0 26.8
Divorced / Separated 334 26.7 1.5 23.8 29.6
Widowed 233 21.2 1.3 18.6 23.9
Never Married 230 17.0 1.5 14.1 19.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 667 33.8 1.3 31.3 36.3
Living without a Disability 1360 21.5 0.6 20.2 22.7
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 90 21.0 2.3 16.4 25.6
Rural 274 25.7 1.7 22.5 29.0
Densely-settled Rural 377 28.4 1.5 25.4 31.4
Semi-urban 391 23.9 1.2 21.5 26.3
Urban 905 22.2 0.8 20.7 23.8
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 471 37.0 1.6 33.8 40.1
Excellent to Good 1563 21.8 0.6 20.7 23.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 205 22.4 1.8 18.8 26.0
Insured 1832 24.1 0.6 22.9 25.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 349 49.9 2.2 45.6 54.1
No Diabetes 1691 22.0 0.6 20.8 23.1
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 901 38.2 1.2 35.9 40.5
No Hypertension 1137 19.3 0.6 18.1 20.5
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 204 33.4 2.4 28.8 38.1
No Current Asthma 1827 23.1 0.6 22.0 24.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 863 31.0 1.0 29.0 33.1
No arthritis 1159 21.2 0.7 19.9 22.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 228 31.6 2.1 27.5 35.7
<14 days mental health not good 1780 23.0 0.6 21.9 24.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 277 21.2 1.4 18.5 23.9
Non-Smoker 1756 24.4 0.6 23.2 25.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1353 21.6 0.6 20.3 22.8
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 687 31.3 1.2 28.9 33.8
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 684 18.9 0.8 17.3 20.4
Insufficient 883 27.4 0.9 25.5 29.2
No Activity 398 32.4 1.5 29.4 35.4

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.