Percentage of Adults Who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2513 30.1 0.7 28.8 31.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1057 32.0 1.1 29.8 34.2
Female 1456 28.2 0.8 26.6 29.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 32 14.2 2.7 8.8 19.5
25-34 years 195 31.0 2.1 26.9 35.0
35-44 years 352 35.8 1.7 32.4 39.2
45-54 years 546 33.8 1.3 31.2 36.4
55-64 years 664 34.4 1.2 32.0 36.7
65+ years 724 25.7 0.9 24.0 27.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 102 35.3 3.8 27.9 42.7
Non-Hispanic 2411 29.9 0.7 28.5 31.3
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2204 29.7 0.7 28.2 31.1
Black Only 146 39.2 3.6 32.2 46.2
Other Race Only 102 30.3 3.4 23.6 36.9
More than One Race 57 33.4 5.0 23.5 43.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 161 34.1 3.1 28.0 40.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 777 31.6 1.4 28.9 34.4
Some College 782 33.3 1.4 30.6 36.0
College Graduate 793 26.2 1.0 24.2 28.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 237 36.0 3.1 30.0 42.1
$15,000 - $24,999 385 35.9 2.2 31.6 40.2
$25,000 - $34,999 307 34.6 2.2 30.3 39.0
$35,000 - $49,999 416 35.3 1.9 31.5 39.1
$50,000+ 912 26.8 1.0 24.9 28.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1338 30.9 0.9 29.1 32.8
Out of Work 132 36.3 3.6 29.3 43.3
Homemaker / Student 141 20.2 2.0 16.2 24.1
Retired 683 27.8 1.0 25.8 29.8
Unable to Work 213 46.8 3.2 40.4 53.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 719 25.7 1.1 23.5 27.8
1-19 Hours 124 24.9 2.6 19.8 30.0
20-39 Hours 263 23.1 1.9 19.4 26.7
40 + Hours 1027 32.9 1.1 30.7 35.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1507 31.1 0.8 29.5 32.7
Divorced / Separated 432 36.2 1.9 32.4 39.9
Widowed 314 25.2 1.4 22.5 28.0
Never Married 251 24.4 2.2 20.1 28.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 112 36.5 3.8 29.1 43.9
Rural 349 32.1 1.9 28.3 35.8
Densely-settled Rural 386 33.0 2.0 29.1 36.9
Semi-urban 446 32.0 1.7 28.5 35.4
Urban 1220 27.7 0.9 25.9 29.5
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1010 41.8 1.4 39.1 44.5
Living without a Disability 1497 26.7 0.8 25.2 28.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 249 35.3 2.6 30.2 40.3
Insured 2262 29.5 0.7 28.1 30.8
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 567 57.8 1.9 54.0 61.6
No Diabetes 1942 27.6 0.7 26.1 29.0
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 282 33.0 2.3 28.4 37.6
No Current Asthma 2205 29.8 0.7 28.4 31.2
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 623 45.6 1.8 42.1 49.2
Excellent to Good 1882 27.7 0.7 26.3 29.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 299 39.4 2.6 34.3 44.4
<14 days mental health not good 2184 29.2 0.7 27.8 30.6
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 353 29.3 1.9 25.6 33.0
Non-Smoker 2150 30.2 0.7 28.8 31.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1621 26.9 0.8 25.4 28.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 888 40.5 1.4 37.7 43.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 563 41.6 1.6 38.5 44.7
No Arthritis 626 25.9 1.1 23.7 28.0

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 Arthritis Status
is based on responses from all respondents on Questionniare Split B, excluding unknowns and refusals.