Percentage of Adults Who are Overweight or Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 7347 65.6 0.6 64.4 66.8
GENDER
Female 3955 58.8 0.8 57.2 60.4
Male 3392 72.1 0.9 70.3 73.8
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 256 45.9 2.4 41.2 50.5
25-34 years 664 65.1 1.7 61.8 68.4
35-44 years 891 69.4 1.5 66.5 72.3
45-54 years 1352 72.3 1.2 69.8 74.7
55-64 years 1756 72.0 1.1 69.9 74.1
65+ years 2428 65.3 0.9 63.6 67.0
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 7042 64.7 0.6 63.5 65.9
Hispanic 293 74.9 2.7 69.6 80.2
RACE
White only 6505 64.7 0.6 63.5 65.9
Black or African American only 386 70.4 3.1 64.2 76.6
Other race only 314 68.9 2.7 63.6 74.2
More than one race 117 73.7 4.6 64.7 82.7
EDUCATION
Less than high school 473 71.0 2.3 66.4 75.6
High school graduate or G.E.D 2061 65.5 1.2 63.2 67.8
Some college 2226 67.2 1.1 65.0 69.3
College graduate 2587 61.6 0.9 59.8 63.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 601 66.7 2.4 62.1 71.3
$15,000 to $24,999 1167 67.9 1.6 64.8 71.0
$25,000 to $34,999 812 67.4 1.8 63.9 70.9
$35,000 to $49,999 1109 67.8 1.5 64.8 70.8
$50,000 or more 2886 65.6 0.9 63.9 67.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 3863 66.9 0.8 65.3 68.5
Out of work 325 68.3 2.8 62.7 73.9
Homemaker/Student 467 52.2 2.3 47.7 56.6
Retired 2169 65.4 0.9 63.6 67.3
Unable to work 515 76.8 2.3 72.4 81.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 2231 61.0 1.1 58.8 63.2
1 to less than 20 hours 387 55.9 2.9 50.1 61.6
20 hours to less than 40 hours 840 59.2 1.8 55.6 62.8
40 plus hours 2876 69.5 0.9 67.7 71.3
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 4467 68.6 0.7 67.3 70.0
Divorced/Separated 1128 69.5 1.6 66.5 72.6
Widowed 895 61.9 1.6 58.8 65.0
Never married 843 55.8 1.8 52.3 59.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 5102 63.2 0.7 61.8 64.6
Have a disability 2199 73.8 1.1 71.7 75.9
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 427 69.8 2.5 65.0 74.6
Rural 809 70.8 1.7 67.5 74.1
Densely-settled rural 1270 68.9 1.5 65.9 71.8
Semi-Urban 1101 67.0 1.6 64.0 70.1
Urban 3740 62.8 0.9 61.1 64.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 774 66.6 1.8 63.0 70.2
Insured 6557 65.5 0.6 64.2 66.7
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 6161 63.4 0.7 62.1 64.7
Have diabetes 1175 85.8 1.3 83.3 88.4
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 6656 65.2 0.6 63.9 66.4
Current Asthma 648 69.1 2.2 64.9 73.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 4666 62.7 0.8 61.2 64.2
Have arthritis 2651 74.5 0.9 72.8 76.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 6531 64.9 0.6 63.6 66.2
14+ days mental health NOT good 717 71.8 1.9 68.1 75.6
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 6194 66.2 0.7 64.9 67.5
Current smoker 1102 63.1 1.5 60.2 66.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1901 73.5 1.2 71.1 75.8
Participates in leisure time physical activity 5442 63.3 0.7 62.0 64.7
VETERAN STATUS
Normal or Underweight 6266 64.2 0.7 62.9 65.5
Overweight or Obese 1079 75.8 1.4 73.1 78.4

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.