Percentage of Adults who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 5907 29.6 0.4 28.7 30.4
GENDER
Male 2464 30.0 0.6 28.8 31.3
Female 3443 29.1 0.5 28.0 30.1
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 150 16.1 1.4 13.4 18.7
25-34 Years 528 28.8 1.2 26.4 31.2
35-44 Years 753 32.9 1.1 30.7 35.2
45-54 Years 1292 34.8 0.9 33.0 36.6
55-64 Years 1546 36.0 0.8 34.3 37.6
65+ Years 1638 26.3 0.6 25.0 27.6
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 265 30.5 1.9 26.7 34.2
Non-Hispanic 5636 29.5 0.4 28.7 30.3
RACE
White Only 5208 29.1 0.4 28.3 30.0
Black or AA only 324 40.8 2.5 35.9 45.8
Other Race Only 259 26.3 1.8 22.7 29.8
More than one race 106 32.3 3.5 25.6 39.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 419 30.6 1.7 27.3 33.9
High school graduate or G.E.D. 1791 31.5 0.8 30.0 33.1
Some college 1885 31.3 0.8 29.8 32.8
College graduate 1807 24.9 0.6 23.6 26.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 594 35.8 1.7 32.5 39.2
$15,000 - $24,999 974 31.8 1.2 29.5 34.0
$25,000 - $34,999 709 30.9 1.3 28.4 33.3
$35,000 - $49,999 928 32.7 1.1 30.5 34.8
$50,000+ 2056 27.8 0.6 26.5 29.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 3128 29.9 0.6 28.8 31.0
Out of work 339 34.7 2.1 30.7 38.7
Homemaker or Student 361 20.0 1.3 17.5 22.4
Retired 1529 27.5 0.7 26.1 28.8
Unable to work 544 46.7 2.0 42.8 50.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1636 25.9 0.7 24.5 27.3
1-19 hours 262 21.1 1.6 18.0 24.3
20-39 hours 596 23.5 1.1 21.3 25.7
40+ hours 2443 31.7 0.7 30.4 33.0
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 3430 30.3 0.5 29.3 31.3
Divorced or seperated 1057 36.3 1.2 34.0 38.6
Widowed 721 26.5 1.0 24.5 28.4
Never married 687 24.4 1.1 22.2 26.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 2380 42.2 0.8 40.5 43.9
Living without a disability 3404 25.6 0.5 24.7 26.6
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 336 32.6 1.8 29.1 36.2
Rural 702 31.0 1.2 28.6 33.4
Densely-settled Rural 1167 32.8 1.0 30.8 34.8
Semi-urban 933 30.3 1.0 28.2 32.3
Urban 2769 27.8 0.6 26.6 28.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 5217 29.4 0.4 28.5 30.3
Uninsured 683 30.9 1.3 28.4 33.4
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 1332 57.0 1.2 54.5 59.4
No diabetes 4566 26.6 0.4 25.8 27.5
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 704 41.1 1.6 37.9 44.3
No current asthma 5168 28.5 0.4 27.6 29.4
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 2384 39.8 0.8 38.3 41.4
No arthritis 3487 26.4 0.5 25.5 27.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 717 39.0 1.5 36.0 41.9
<14 days mental health not good 5112 28.5 0.4 27.6 29.3
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 942 27.7 1.0 25.8 29.7
Non-smoker 4941 30.1 0.5 29.2 31.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 3781 27.5 0.5 26.6 28.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 2026 35.5 0.8 33.9 37.2
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 571 20.8 1.1 18.7 22.8
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 1662 28.6 0.7 27.1 30.0
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 338 23.1 1.5 20.2 26.0
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 3093 35.4 0.7 34.1 36.7
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 571 20.8 1.1 18.7 22.8
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 5093 31.7 0.5 30.8 32.7
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 800 31.6 1.1 29.4 33.7
Not served on active duty 5107 29.3 0.5 28.4 30.2

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.