Percentage of Adults Who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2383 28.1 0.7 26.8 29.4
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 976 29.9 1.1 27.8 31.9
Female 1407 26.2 0.8 24.7 27.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 40 16.7 2.6 11.5 21.8
25-34 years 208 28.1 1.8 24.5 31.6
35-44 years 382 32.4 1.5 29.4 35.4
45-54 years 560 31.7 1.2 29.3 34.1
55-64 years 605 35.1 1.2 32.7 37.6
65+ years 588 22.9 0.9 21.2 24.7
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 119 33.3 3.5 26.5 40.1
Non-Hispanic 2262 27.8 0.7 26.4 29.1
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2100 27.6 0.7 26.3 28.9
Black Only 116 46.0 4.2 37.7 54.3
Other Race Only 117 24.9 2.8 19.4 30.4
More than One Race 40 24.5 5.0 14.7 34.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 161 27.4 2.7 22.1 32.6
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 719 30.4 1.3 27.8 33.0
Some College 768 30.7 1.3 28.2 33.2
College Graduate 734 24.2 1.0 22.3 26.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 232 37.2 3.2 31.0 43.4
$15,000 - $24,999 327 27.5 1.9 23.9 31.1
$25,000 - $34,999 286 31.0 2.0 27.1 34.8
$35,000 - $49,999 387 30.6 1.7 27.3 33.9
$50,000+ 925 27.1 0.9 25.3 29.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1439 28.9 0.8 27.3 30.6
Out of Work 60 35.1 5.2 24.9 45.3
Homemaker / Student 164 19.4 1.9 15.6 23.2
Retired 528 24.3 1.0 22.3 26.3
Unable to Work 191 51.8 3.1 45.8 57.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 586 23.1 1.1 21.0 25.2
1-19 Hours 107 19.7 2.4 15.0 24.5
20-39 Hours 274 23.9 1.9 20.2 27.5
40 + Hours 1141 30.2 1.0 28.3 32.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1496 29.2 0.7 27.7 30.6
Divorced / Separated 399 34.3 1.8 30.8 37.8
Widowed 267 22.5 1.4 19.8 25.2
Never Married 220 21.8 2.3 17.3 26.3
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 905 39.5 1.4 36.8 42.2
Living without a Disability 1471 24.8 0.7 23.3 26.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 120 28.8 2.8 23.3 34.3
Rural 331 30.4 1.8 26.9 34.0
Densely-settled Rural 434 33.7 1.8 30.1 37.2
Semi-urban 474 28.8 1.5 25.8 31.8
Urban 1019 25.3 0.9 23.5 27.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 205 27.7 2.3 23.3 32.2
Insured 2173 28.1 0.7 26.7 29.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 479 55.4 2.0 51.5 59.3
No Diabetes 1903 25.7 0.7 24.4 27.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 288 38.4 2.5 33.6 43.2
No Current Asthma 2081 27.1 0.7 25.8 28.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 579 44.5 1.9 40.8 48.1
Excellent to Good 1802 25.5 0.7 24.2 26.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 276 41.3 2.8 35.9 46.8
<14 days mental health not good 2080 26.7 0.7 25.4 28.0
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 363 28.1 1.7 24.7 31.4
Non-Smoker 2018 28.1 0.7 26.7 29.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1556 26.0 0.8 24.5 27.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 827 34.2 1.3 31.7 36.8
HYPERTENSION STATUS* . . . . .
Hypertension 601 40.0 1.6 36.9 43.1
No Hypertension 544 23.2 1.1 21.0 25.4
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY* . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 346 22.2 1.3 19.6 24.9
Insufficient 507 31.1 1.5 28.2 34.0
No Activity 223 40.1 2.6 35.0 45.3

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.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adults who are obese among categories of Hypertension Status and Recommended Level of Physical Activity is based on responses from all respondents on Questionnaire Split A, excluding unknowns and refusals.