Percentage of Adults Who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2141 25.9 0.6 24.7 27.1
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 870 26.1 0.9 24.3 28.0
Female 1271 25.6 0.8 24.1 27.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 48 15.8 2.3 11.3 20.4
25-34 years 237 25.8 1.6 22.7 28.8
35-44 years 385 28.7 1.3 26.1 31.4
45-54 years 534 31.3 1.3 28.8 33.8
55-64 years 475 32.0 1.3 29.4 34.6
65+ years 454 20.9 0.9 19.1 22.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 119 30.7 3.1 24.6 36.7
Non-Hispanic 2021 25.6 0.6 24.4 26.8
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1871 24.8 0.6 23.6 26.0
Black Only 104 42.2 4.3 33.8 50.6
Other Race Only 116 29.3 3.0 23.5 35.1
More than One Race 44 40.1 6.2 28.0 52.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 179 26.9 2.3 22.3 31.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 632 25.8 1.2 23.5 28.1
Some College 659 27.8 1.2 25.5 30.1
College Graduate 670 24.1 0.9 22.3 26.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 215 33.6 2.6 28.6 38.7
$15,000 - $24,999 332 25.8 1.6 22.7 28.9
$25,000 - $34,999 296 27.8 1.7 24.6 31.1
$35,000 - $49,999 358 28.6 1.6 25.5 31.6
$50,000+ 777 26.0 0.9 24.1 27.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1352 27.3 0.8 25.8 28.9
Out of Work 60 21.0 3.2 14.7 27.3
Homemaker / Student 119 16.5 1.8 12.9 20.1
Retired 447 22.2 1.0 20.3 24.2
Unable to Work 161 50.9 3.5 44.1 57.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 475 20.4 1.1 18.4 22.5
1-19 Hours 96 20.8 2.5 16.0 25.6
20-39 Hours 229 22.7 1.9 19.0 26.4
40 + Hours 1093 28.4 0.9 26.6 30.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1304 26.8 0.7 25.4 28.1
Divorced / Separated 377 30.6 1.6 27.5 33.7
Widowed 236 23.5 1.5 20.6 26.4
Never Married 222 21.0 2.0 17.1 24.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 742 37.3 1.4 34.7 40.0
Living without a Disability 1395 23.0 0.7 21.6 24.3
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 121 29.3 2.6 24.1 34.5
Rural 274 25.2 1.7 21.9 28.6
Densely-settled Rural 386 28.9 1.6 25.8 32.0
Semi-urban 429 26.0 1.4 23.3 28.7
Urban 927 24.6 0.9 22.9 26.4
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 499 40.0 1.9 36.3 43.7
Excellent to Good 1635 23.6 0.6 22.3 24.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 232 25.0 2.0 21.1 28.8
Insured 1907 26.1 0.6 24.8 27.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 385 54.0 2.1 49.8 58.2
No Diabetes 1755 23.7 0.6 22.5 24.9
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 255 38.4 2.5 33.5 43.3
No Current Asthma 1873 24.8 0.6 23.5 26.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 266 31.3 2.1 27.2 35.4
<14 days mental health not good 1847 25.2 0.6 24.0 26.5
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 349 23.2 1.5 20.3 26.1
Non-Smoker 1788 26.6 0.7 25.3 27.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1438 23.7 0.7 22.4 25.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 703 33.5 1.3 30.9 36.0

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.