Percentage of Adults Who are Overweight or Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 5099 60.8 0.7 59.5 62.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 2324 68.5 1.1 66.3 70.6
Female 2775 53.1 0.8 51.4 54.7
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 143 36.3 2.8 30.9 41.8
25-34 years 571 58.9 1.7 55.5 62.3
35-44 years 880 64.5 1.4 61.8 67.1
45-54 years 1148 70.0 1.2 67.6 72.3
55-64 years 965 71.8 1.3 69.3 74.3
65+ years 1384 60.7 1.1 58.5 62.9
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 236 62.2 3.4 55.6 68.9
Non-Hispanic 4855 60.7 0.7 59.3 62.1
RACE . . . . .
White Only 4556 60.5 0.7 59.0 61.9
Black Only 200 73.4 3.8 66.0 80.9
Other Race Only 245 58.8 3.3 52.4 65.2
More than One Race 85 66.2 6.5 53.5 79.0
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 382 61.8 2.8 56.4 67.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1615 60.6 1.3 58.1 63.2
Some College 1443 59.9 1.3 57.3 62.6
College Graduate 1656 61.5 1.1 59.4 63.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 361 56.0 3.0 50.0 61.9
$15,000 - $24,999 837 59.0 1.8 55.5 62.6
$25,000 - $34,999 682 59.6 2.0 55.7 63.5
$35,000 - $49,999 906 68.3 1.5 65.4 71.2
$50,000+ 1726 62.8 1.1 60.7 64.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 3067 63.1 0.9 61.4 64.8
Out of Work 156 56.6 4.4 47.9 65.4
Homemaker / Student 330 42.6 2.4 38.0 47.2
Retired 1287 62.0 1.2 59.7 64.2
Unable to Work 255 73.4 3.1 67.4 79.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1378 55.5 1.2 53.1 57.9
1-19 Hours 217 48.3 3.4 41.6 55.1
20-39 Hours 564 49.4 2.1 45.3 53.5
40 + Hours 2464 67.0 0.9 65.1 68.8
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 3193 64.9 0.7 63.4 66.4
Divorced / Separated 801 64.8 1.5 61.7 67.8
Widowed 612 55.9 1.6 52.7 59.1
Never Married 488 43.5 2.4 38.8 48.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1359 68.8 1.3 66.2 71.4
Living without a Disability 3706 58.8 0.8 57.3 60.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 231 59.0 3.4 52.5 65.6
Rural 672 63.5 1.9 59.9 67.2
Densely-settled Rural 866 64.7 1.7 61.5 68.0
Semi-urban 995 62.7 1.5 59.7 65.7
Urban 2320 58.0 1.0 56.0 60.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 896 68.0 1.6 64.9 71.2
Excellent to Good 4190 59.7 0.8 58.2 61.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 489 57.1 2.4 52.4 61.8
Insured 4602 61.4 0.7 60.0 62.8
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 594 83.4 1.8 79.9 86.8
No Diabetes 4505 59.1 0.7 57.7 60.6
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1854 77.1 1.0 75.3 79.0
No Hypertension 3239 55.6 0.8 53.9 57.2
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 399 68.1 2.5 63.1 73.0
No Current Asthma 4684 60.2 0.7 58.8 61.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 1879 68.4 1.0 66.4 70.4
No arthritis 3180 57.9 0.9 56.2 59.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 471 63.0 2.3 58.6 67.4
<14 days mental health not good 4569 60.6 0.7 59.2 62.0
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 748 53.8 1.7 50.4 57.3
Non-Smoker 4339 62.3 0.7 60.8 63.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 3653 58.8 0.8 57.3 60.4
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1445 67.2 1.3 64.6 69.7
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 2079 56.5 1.1 54.4 58.5
Insufficient 2000 64.1 1.1 61.9 66.2
No Activity 828 67.3 1.6 64.3 70.4

Numerator: Respondents with a body mass index greater than
or equal to 25, based on self-reported height and weight.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.