Percentage of Adults Who are Overweight or Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 5473 65.6 0.7 64.2 67.1
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 2494 74.7 1.1 72.5 76.9
Female 2979 56.4 0.9 54.6 58.3
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 102 47.7 3.6 40.7 54.8
25-34 years 449 62.3 1.9 58.7 66.0
35-44 years 796 68.5 1.4 65.8 71.3
45-54 years 1252 73.0 1.1 70.8 75.2
55-64 years 1266 74.2 1.1 72.1 76.4
65+ years 1608 64.8 1.0 62.9 66.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 242 70.9 3.7 63.7 78.0
Non-Hispanic 5227 65.3 0.8 63.8 66.8
RACE . . . . .
White Only 4866 65.1 0.8 63.6 66.6
Black Only 221 77.9 3.5 71.0 84.9
Other Race Only 287 67.2 3.3 60.8 73.7
More than One Race 79 57.5 7.6 42.7 72.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 343 64.7 3.5 57.9 71.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1616 66.7 1.5 63.8 69.7
Some College 1626 67.3 1.4 64.6 70.0
College Graduate 1885 63.5 1.1 61.3 65.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 431 69.8 3.0 64.0 75.7
$15,000 - $24,999 714 65.5 2.2 61.3 69.7
$25,000 - $34,999 623 67.4 2.1 63.3 71.6
$35,000 - $49,999 862 67.0 1.8 63.5 70.5
$50,000+ 2286 66.5 1.0 64.6 68.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 3256 67.3 0.9 65.5 69.0
Out of Work 115 58.6 5.9 47.1 70.2
Homemaker / Student 360 51.8 2.9 46.1 57.5
Retired 1430 66.6 1.1 64.5 68.6
Unable to Work 306 80.6 2.2 76.2 84.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1494 60.1 1.4 57.3 62.9
1-19 Hours 278 58.1 3.5 51.3 64.8
20-39 Hours 604 55.0 2.4 50.4 59.7
40 + Hours 2612 71.0 1.0 69.1 72.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 3562 68.0 0.8 66.5 69.5
Divorced / Separated 819 67.8 1.9 64.2 71.4
Widowed 655 57.6 1.8 54.1 61.1
Never Married 432 56.9 3.0 50.9 62.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1684 72.7 1.3 70.1 75.3
Living without a Disability 3771 63.5 0.9 61.8 65.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 271 68.4 3.0 62.6 74.3
Rural 747 68.6 2.0 64.7 72.4
Densely-settled Rural 895 68.6 1.9 64.9 72.3
Semi-urban 1065 67.1 1.7 63.8 70.4
Urban 2487 63.2 1.1 61.1 65.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 428 60.8 2.8 55.3 66.3
Insured 5037 66.2 0.7 64.7 67.7
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 775 86.4 1.3 83.8 88.9
No Diabetes 4692 63.8 0.8 62.3 65.4
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 514 72.3 2.5 67.4 77.1
No Current Asthma 4926 65.0 0.8 63.5 66.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 1011 74.8 1.7 71.4 78.1
Excellent to Good 4455 64.2 0.8 62.6 65.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 492 69.9 2.8 64.5 75.4
<14 days mental health not good 4915 65.2 0.8 63.7 66.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 844 62.3 1.9 58.7 65.9
Non-Smoker 4622 66.4 0.8 64.8 68.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 3836 64.3 0.9 62.6 66.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1635 69.6 1.4 66.8 72.3
HYPERTENSION STATUS* . . . . .
Hypertension 1214 78.4 1.4 75.8 81.1
No Hypertension 1462 60.9 1.2 58.5 63.3
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY* . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1013 62.5 1.5 60.0 65.4
Insufficient 1116 67.7 1.6 64.6 70.8
No Activity 411 74.6 2.4 69.9 79.4

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.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adults who are overweight or 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.