Percentage of Adults Who are Overweight or Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 5258 63.8 0.7 62.4 65.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 2376 71.1 1.2 68.8 73.4
Female 2882 56.5 0.9 54.7 58.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 118 45.0 3.4 38.2 51.7
25-34 years 550 64.1 1.7 60.8 67.5
35-44 years 791 67.6 1.4 64.8 70.5
45-54 years 1150 67.8 1.2 65.4 70.2
55-64 years 1202 74.6 1.1 72.4 76.9
65+ years 1435 61.7 1.1 59.6 63.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 224 65.9 3.7 58.7 73.0
Non-Hispanic 5027 63.6 0.8 62.2 65.1
RACE . . . . .
White Only 4710 63.7 0.8 62.2 65.2
Black Only 199 76.0 3.9 68.3 83.7
Other Race Only 259 58.8 3.5 52.0 65.6
More than One Race 68 68.5 8.6 51.8 85.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 381 68.2 2.7 62.9 73.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1538 64.5 1.5 61.6 67.5
Some College 1532 65.3 1.4 62.5 68.1
College Graduate 1801 61.2 1.1 59.0 63.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 344 63.4 3.4 56.8 70.1
$15,000 - $24,999 760 65.1 2.0 61.1 69.1
$25,000 - $34,999 650 65.2 2.3 60.6 69.7
$35,000 - $49,999 876 67.3 1.9 63.6 70.9
$50,000+ 2120 64.2 1.1 62.1 66.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 3173 66.0 0.9 64.2 67.8
Out of Work 100 59.3 5.7 48.2 70.4
Homemaker / Student 350 47.0 2.8 41.6 52.4
Retired 1361 63.1 1.1 60.9 65.3
Unable to Work 272 76.5 2.8 70.9 82.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1511 59.7 1.2 57.3 62.1
1-19 Hours 223 50.7 3.8 43.2 58.2
20-39 Hours 586 54.8 2.3 50.3 59.4
40 + Hours 2498 68.8 1.0 66.8 70.8
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 3373 66.5 0.8 65.0 67.9
Divorced / Separated 758 67.4 1.6 64.2 70.6
Widowed 681 58.3 1.6 55.2 61.4
Never Married 437 52.0 3.0 46.2 57.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1479 69.0 1.4 66.4 71.7
Living without a Disability 3744 62.5 0.9 60.8 64.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 275 65.9 3.1 59.8 72.0
Rural 702 64.9 2.0 60.9 68.9
Densely-settled Rural 933 68.9 1.7 65.6 72.2
Semi-urban 1019 65.7 1.7 62.4 69.0
Urban 2329 60.8 1.1 58.7 63.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 902 70.3 1.6 67.1 73.5
Excellent to Good 4343 62.8 0.8 61.2 64.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 448 61.9 2.6 56.7 67.0
Insured 4805 64.1 0.8 62.6 65.6
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 675 84.6 1.5 81.7 87.5
No Diabetes 4582 62.2 0.8 60.6 63.7
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 2115 77.8 0.9 76.0 79.6
No Hypertension 3134 58.6 0.9 56.8 60.4
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 473 68.4 2.8 62.9 73.9
No Current Asthma 4764 63.4 0.8 61.9 64.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 2051 71.2 1.0 69.2 73.2
No arthritis 3163 61.1 0.9 59.3 63.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 400 61.8 2.8 56.3 67.3
<14 days mental health not good 4782 63.9 0.8 62.4 65.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 836 61.2 1.8 57.7 64.7
Non-Smoker 4412 64.4 0.8 62.8 66.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 3794 62.3 0.9 60.6 63.9
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1461 69.1 1.4 66.3 72.0
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 2108 59.8 1.1 57.6 62.0
Insufficient 2123 67.3 1.2 64.9 69.6
No Activity 762 69.2 1.8 65.8 72.7

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.