Percentage of Adults Who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2295 27.7 0.6 26.4 29.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 938 28.8 1.0 26.8 30.8
Female 1357 26.6 0.8 25.0 28.1
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 46 19.2 2.7 13.9 24.6
25-34 years 261 29.5 1.7 26.2 32.8
35-44 years 353 29.9 1.5 27.1 32.7
45-54 years 519 30.1 1.2 27.7 32.4
55-64 years 566 34.4 1.3 31.8 36.9
65+ years 547 22.8 0.9 21.0 24.6
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 108 29.8 3.3 23.2 36.3
Non-Hispanic 2184 27.5 0.7 26.3 28.8
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2036 27.5 0.7 26.2 28.8
Black Only 103 38.2 4.1 30.1 46.3
Other Race Only 118 25.7 2.8 20.2 31.2
More than One Race 33 34.0 7.3 19.7 48.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 172 27.7 2.5 22.7 32.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 673 28.5 1.3 26.0 31.0
Some College 741 31.8 1.3 29.3 34.3
College Graduate 708 23.9 1.0 21.9 25.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 199 32.3 2.8 26.9 37.7
$15,000 - $24,999 362 31.4 1.9 27.6 35.2
$25,000 - $34,999 301 31.6 2.2 27.4 35.8
$35,000 - $49,999 369 27.6 1.6 24.5 30.6
$50,000+ 859 26.5 0.9 24.6 28.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1389 28.8 0.8 27.2 30.5
Out of Work 53 25.1 4.2 16.9 33.2
Homemaker / Student 154 21.0 2.0 17.1 24.9
Retired 519 23.6 1.0 21.7 25.5
Unable to Work 180 46.9 3.3 40.5 53.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 605 24.1 1.0 22.0 26.1
1-19 Hours 82 19.3 2.7 13.9 24.6
20-39 Hours 240 22.4 1.8 18.9 25.9
40 + Hours 1107 30.5 1.0 28.6 32.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1426 28.4 0.7 27.0 29.8
Divorced / Separated 370 33.2 1.7 29.8 36.5
Widowed 275 23.2 1.3 20.6 25.8
Never Married 220 23.5 2.3 18.9 28.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 813 37.8 1.3 35.3 40.4
Living without a Disability 1465 25.1 0.7 23.7 26.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 132 33.1 2.9 27.5 38.7
Rural 301 27.1 1.7 23.8 30.4
Densely-settled Rural 401 28.5 1.6 25.4 31.6
Semi-urban 452 29.3 1.5 26.4 32.2
Urban 1009 26.5 1.0 24.6 28.4
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 530 41.6 1.8 38.1 45.1
Excellent to Good 1763 25.7 0.7 24.3 27.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 224 31.7 2.4 27.1 36.4
Insured 2070 27.3 0.7 26.0 28.6
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 432 54.3 2.1 50.2 58.5
No Diabetes 1862 25.6 0.7 24.3 26.9
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1089 41.5 1.2 39.2 43.8
No Hypertension 1202 22.6 0.7 21.1 24.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 278 39.5 2.7 34.3 44.7
No Current Asthma 2007 26.6 0.7 25.3 27.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 1024 35.6 1.1 33.5 37.7
No arthritis 1248 24.8 0.8 23.2 26.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 230 34.3 2.6 29.2 39.3
<14 days mental health not good 2029 27.1 0.7 25.8 28.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 342 25.2 1.6 22.1 28.3
Non-Smoker 1948 28.3 0.7 26.9 29.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1539 25.7 0.7 24.2 27.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 755 34.7 1.3 32.1 37.3
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 781 22.3 0.9 20.6 24.1
Insufficient 1009 32.6 1.1 30.4 34.8
No Activity 401 35.6 1.8 32.1 39.2

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.