Percentage of Adults Who are Overweight or Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 5414 64.5 0.8 63.0 66.1
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 2472 71.9 1.2 69.6 74.2
Female 2942 57.0 1.0 55.1 59.0
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 79 35.3 3.7 28.1 42.6
25-34 years 391 63.7 2.1 59.5 67.8
35-44 years 690 69.8 1.7 66.6 73.1
45-54 years 1102 70.5 1.3 68.0 73.0
55-64 years 1352 72.7 1.1 70.5 74.9
65+ years 1800 64.7 1.0 62.8 66.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 213 73.2 3.9 65.6 80.8
Non-Hispanic 5196 64.1 0.8 62.5 65.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 4800 64.1 0.8 62.5 65.7
Black Only 264 69.5 3.7 62.3 76.8
Other Race Only 230 69.6 3.6 62.6 76.7
More than One Race 106 59.1 5.8 47.7 70.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 325 68.5 3.1 62.4 74.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1612 63.9 1.6 60.8 66.9
Some College 1586 67.4 1.5 64.4 70.5
College Graduate 1890 62.4 1.1 60.1 64.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 407 63.9 3.3 57.4 70.4
$15,000 - $24,999 760 68.4 2.2 64.1 72.7
$25,000 - $34,999 617 65.4 2.5 60.5 70.3
$35,000 - $49,999 877 71.0 1.8 67.4 74.5
$50,000+ 2184 64.4 1.1 62.2 66.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 2907 67.4 1.0 65.4 69.3
Out of Work 243 67.0 3.8 59.5 74.5
Homemaker / Student 304 44.4 2.8 39.0 49.8
Retired 1627 65.5 1.0 63.5 67.6
Unable to Work 319 69.1 3.4 62.4 75.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1680 59.1 1.4 56.5 61.8
1-19 Hours 280 55.0 3.3 48.4 61.5
20-39 Hours 600 53.2 2.3 48.6 57.7
40 + Hours 2208 71.1 1.1 69.0 73.3
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 3390 68.5 0.8 66.9 70.1
Divorced / Separated 824 67.4 2.0 63.4 71.4
Widowed 749 59.2 1.6 56.1 62.3
Never Married 437 47.7 2.8 42.2 53.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 230 71.0 3.6 63.9 78.1
Rural 744 69.2 2.0 65.3 73.1
Densely-settled Rural 818 70.5 1.9 66.8 74.3
Semi-urban 938 64.1 1.9 60.3 67.9
Urban 2683 61.3 1.1 59.2 63.5
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1776 71.9 1.3 69.3 74.4
Living without a Disability 3621 62.4 0.9 60.6 64.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 448 62.6 2.8 57.2 68.0
Insured 4957 64.8 0.8 63.3 66.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 865 85.8 1.5 82.8 88.8
No Diabetes 4539 62.6 0.8 60.9 64.2
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 492 64.7 2.8 59.2 70.3
No Current Asthma 4878 64.4 0.8 62.8 66.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 1027 74.1 1.5 71.1 77.1
Excellent to Good 4376 63.1 0.9 61.4 64.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 491 66.5 2.7 61.3 71.8
<14 days mental health not good 4855 64.3 0.8 62.7 65.9
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 735 59.1 2.0 55.1 63.0
Non-Smoker 4657 65.7 0.8 64.0 67.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 3800 62.4 0.9 60.6 64.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1607 71.6 1.4 68.9 74.4
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 1045 75.3 1.3 72.7 77.9
No Arthritis 1549 61.9 1.2 59.5 64.2

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