Percentage of Adults who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 6656 30.0 0.4 29.2 30.7
GENDER
Female 3689 29.4 0.5 28.4 30.4
Male 2967 30.5 0.6 29.4 31.7
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 238 18.1 1.2 15.8 20.3
25-34 years 641 28.9 1.1 26.7 31.0
35-44 years 910 34.5 1.0 32.5 36.6
45-54 years 1253 34.1 0.9 32.4 35.9
55-64 years 1733 37.0 0.8 35.4 38.6
65+ years 1881 25.9 0.6 24.8 27.1
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 6286 29.7 0.4 28.9 30.5
Hispanic 351 33.6 1.7 30.2 36.9
RACE
White only 5796 29.5 0.4 28.7 30.2
Black or African American only 402 40.5 2.2 36.2 44.9
Other race only 284 27.2 1.7 23.9 30.5
More than one race 125 31.2 2.9 25.5 36.8
EDUCATION
Less than high school 488 35.1 1.5 32.1 38.1
High school graduate or G.E.D 1933 31.0 0.7 29.6 32.4
Some college 2218 31.4 0.7 30.1 32.8
College graduate 2017 25.1 0.6 23.9 26.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 659 35.3 1.5 32.4 38.3
$15,000 to $24,999 1158 33.6 1.0 31.6 35.7
$25,000 to $34,999 745 31.1 1.2 28.7 33.5
$35,000 to $49,999 996 31.7 1.0 29.7 33.8
$50,000 or more 2424 27.9 0.6 26.7 29.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 3676 30.6 0.5 29.6 31.6
Out of work 335 33.5 1.8 29.9 37.1
Homemaker/Student 379 21.8 1.2 19.4 24.1
Retired 1632 26.9 0.7 25.6 28.2
Unable to work 616 45.1 1.7 41.8 48.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1706 25.6 0.7 24.3 26.9
1 to less than 20 hours 356 24.8 1.5 21.8 27.8
20 hours to less than 40 hours 761 26.4 1.0 24.3 28.4
40 plus hours 2776 32.5 0.6 31.3 33.7
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 3824 31.1 0.5 30.2 32.1
Divorced/Separated 1245 36.4 1.1 34.3 38.5
Widowed 714 26.0 1.0 24.0 28.0
Never married 863 23.7 0.9 21.9 25.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 4233 26.9 0.4 26.0 27.7
Living with a disability 2374 41.8 0.8 40.2 43.4
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 373 31.8 1.6 28.6 35.0
Rural 720 32.6 1.2 30.2 34.9
Densely-settled rural 1182 32.1 0.9 30.2 33.9
Semi-Urban 1062 29.7 1.0 27.8 31.5
Urban 3319 28.9 0.5 27.8 29.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 833 33.2 1.2 30.9 35.5
Insured 5812 29.4 0.4 28.7 30.2
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 5156 27.1 0.4 26.3 27.9
Have diabetes 1487 56.3 1.2 54.0 58.7
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 5728 28.6 0.4 27.9 29.4
Current asthma 872 42.9 1.4 40.1 45.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 3938 26.8 0.5 25.9 27.7
Yes 2682 39.8 0.7 38.4 41.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 5760 28.9 0.4 28.1 29.7
14+ days mental health NOT good 808 39.0 1.4 36.4 41.7
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 5526 30.2 0.4 29.4 31.1
Current smoker 1045 29.2 0.9 27.4 31.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 2218 37.3 0.8 35.8 38.9
Yes 4180 27.6 0.5 26.8 28.5
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 5752 29.7 0.4 28.9 30.5
Served on active duty 900 31.6 1.0 29.6 33.7

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.