Percentage of Adults Who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 5453 28.8 0.5 27.9 29.7
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 2200 30.0 0.7 28.6 31.5
Female 3253 27.5 0.6 26.4 28.6
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 84 17.8 1.9 14.1 21.6
25-34 years 426 28.2 1.3 25.6 30.7
35-44 years 770 32.5 1.1 30.4 34.5
45-54 years 1260 32.5 0.8 30.8 34.1
55-64 years 1399 34.4 0.8 32.8 36.1
65+ years 1514 25.5 0.6 24.3 26.7
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 256 35.5 2.5 30.6 40.4
Non-Hispanic 5191 28.4 0.5 27.5 29.3
RACE . . . . .
White Only 4767 28.1 0.5 27.1 29.0
Black Only 304 40.3 2.7 35.1 45.5
Other Race Only 253 30.2 2.2 25.9 34.5
More than One Race 109 34.7 4.0 26.8 42.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 373 31.2 2.1 27.2 35.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1736 30.5 0.9 28.7 32.3
Some College 1720 31.5 0.9 29.7 33.2
College Graduate 1620 24.6 0.7 23.3 25.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 439 33.1 2.1 28.9 37.3
$15,000 - $24,999 880 33.9 1.3 31.4 36.5
$25,000 - $34,999 717 32.8 1.4 29.9 35.6
$35,000 - $49,999 892 32.3 1.2 29.9 34.7
$50,000+ 2034 26.4 0.6 25.1 27.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 3117 29.8 0.6 28.6 30.9
Out of Work 240 28.9 2.3 24.4 33.4
Homemaker / Student 310 20.6 1.6 17.5 23.7
Retired 1376 26.6 0.7 25.3 27.9
Unable to Work 396 44.1 2.2 39.8 48.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1448 25.4 0.8 23.8 26.9
1-19 Hours 262 21.0 1.9 17.2 24.8
20-39 Hours 605 24.5 1.3 22.0 27.0
40 + Hours 2425 31.2 0.7 29.9 32.5
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 3348 29.7 0.5 28.7 30.7
Divorced / Separated 894 33.9 1.2 31.5 36.3
Widowed 667 26.0 1.0 24.1 27.9
Never Married 535 23.7 1.6 20.6 26.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1894 40.2 1.0 38.2 42.1
Living without a Disability 3538 26.0 0.5 25.0 27.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 224 32.3 2.3 27.7 36.9
Rural 718 30.6 1.3 28.0 33.2
Densely-settled Rural 915 32.9 1.3 30.4 35.5
Semi-urban 1043 28.6 1.1 26.4 30.7
Urban 2547 27.0 0.6 25.8 28.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 560 33.3 1.7 30.0 36.6
Insured 4885 28.3 0.5 27.3 29.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 1178 54.1 1.4 51.3 56.9
No Diabetes 4270 26.4 0.5 25.5 27.3
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 2872 42.7 0.8 41.2 44.1
No Hypertension 2570 23.2 0.6 22.1 24.3
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 571 36.5 1.9 32.8 40.1
No Current Asthma 4831 28.0 0.5 27.0 28.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 2322 38.8 0.8 37.3 40.3
No Arthritis 3065 25.8 0.6 24.7 26.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 1196 42.3 1.2 39.8 44.7
Excellent to Good 4246 26.9 0.5 26.0 27.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 596 35.7 1.7 32.4 38.9
<14 days mental health not good 4807 28.2 0.5 27.2 29.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 752 25.6 1.1 23.4 27.8
Non-Smoker 4680 29.4 0.5 28.4 30.4
FRUIT & VEGETABLE INTAKE STATUS . . . . .
Five or More Servings of Fruits & Vegetables 990 26.9 1.0 24.9 28.8
Less Than Five Servings of Fruits & Vegetables 4387 29.4 0.5 28.4 30.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 3609 26.3 0.5 25.3 27.3
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1839 37.2 1.0 35.3 39.1
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1813 22.9 0.7 21.6 24.2
Insufficient 2336 33.2 0.8 31.7 34.7
No Activity 1055 40.1 1.3 37.5 42.7

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.