Percentage of Adults who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3342 29.8 0.6 28.7 31.0
GENDER
Female 1909 29.0 0.8 27.5 30.5
Male 1433 30.6 0.9 28.9 32.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 107 19.6 2.0 15.8 23.5
25-34 years 308 30.2 1.7 26.9 33.5
35-44 years 417 33.3 1.6 30.1 36.5
45-54 years 671 35.3 1.4 32.6 38.0
55-64 years 849 33.0 1.1 30.8 35.2
65+ years 990 26.2 0.8 24.6 27.8
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 3196 29.3 0.6 28.1 30.4
Hispanic 136 35.9 3.0 29.9 41.8
RACE
White only 2920 29.0 0.6 27.8 30.1
Black or African American only 207 35.5 3.1 29.4 41.6
Other race only 137 30.8 2.8 25.3 36.4
More than one race 61 37.8 5.0 28.0 47.7
EDUCATION
Less than high school 237 35.9 2.6 30.8 41.0
High school graduate or G.E.D 981 31.4 1.1 29.3 33.5
Some college 1063 31.6 1.0 29.6 33.7
College graduate 1061 23.6 0.8 22.1 25.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 331 36.5 2.4 31.8 41.1
$15,000 to $24,999 592 34.2 1.7 30.9 37.4
$25,000 to $34,999 397 33.2 1.8 29.6 36.8
$35,000 to $49,999 509 30.8 1.5 27.8 33.7
$50,000 or more 1189 26.6 0.8 25.0 28.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1748 29.7 0.8 28.2 31.3
Out of work 179 40.2 3.1 34.2 46.3
Homemaker/Student 187 20.2 1.8 16.8 23.6
Retired 881 26.8 0.9 25.0 28.6
Unable to work 344 49.6 2.7 44.3 54.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 898 24.4 1.0 22.5 26.3
1 to less than 20 hours 172 25.1 2.4 20.4 29.7
20 hours to less than 40 hours 375 25.0 1.6 22.0 28.1
40 plus hours 1294 30.8 0.9 29.0 32.6
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1963 30.7 0.7 29.3 32.1
Divorced/Separated 578 35.1 1.7 31.8 38.4
Widowed 370 23.6 1.3 20.9 26.2
Never married 424 26.0 1.5 23.0 28.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 2078 26.6 0.7 25.3 27.9
Have a disability 1241 41.3 1.2 38.9 43.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 190 32.6 2.5 27.8 37.4
Rural 365 29.9 1.7 26.7 33.2
Densely-settled rural 614 34.8 1.5 31.8 37.8
Semi-Urban 523 31.0 1.4 28.1 33.8
Urban 1650 27.7 0.8 26.1 29.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 413 35.1 1.9 31.5 38.8
Insured 2922 28.8 0.6 27.7 30.0
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 2581 27.1 0.6 25.8 28.3
Have diabetes 758 56.4 1.8 52.9 59.8
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 2947 29.1 0.6 27.9 30.3
Current Asthma 375 37.6 2.1 33.5 41.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 1930 26.6 0.7 25.3 28.0
Have arthritis 1399 39.9 1.0 37.9 42.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 2872 28.6 0.6 27.4 29.8
14+ days mental health NOT good 421 40.7 2.0 36.7 44.7
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 2820 30.2 0.6 28.9 31.5
Current smoker 500 28.8 1.4 26.0 31.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1065 41.8 1.4 39.2 44.5
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2274 26.4 0.6 25.2 27.7
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 2907 29.7 0.6 28.5 31.0
Served on active duty 434 30.6 1.5 27.7 33.6

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.