Percentage of Adults Who Are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 4110 31.3 0.5 30.3 32.2
GENDER
Male 1849 31.1 0.7 29.6 32.5
Female 2261 31.4 0.7 30.1 32.8
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 130 15.2 1.4 12.5 18.0
25-34 years 395 30.0 1.4 27.2 32.8
35-44 years 547 36.5 1.4 33.7 39.3
45-54 years 768 36.6 1.2 34.2 38.9
55-64 years 1077 38.3 1.0 36.3 40.4
65+ years 1193 28.7 0.8 27.2 30.3
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 226 33.0 2.1 28.8 37.2
Non-Hispanic 3864 31.1 0.5 30.1 32.1
RACE
White only 3619 30.8 0.5 29.8 31.8
Black or African American only 208 41.9 2.7 36.6 47.2
Other race only 114 26.9 2.6 21.7 32.0
More than one race 84 34.6 3.7 27.4 41.8
EDUCATION
Less than high school 251 31.2 2.0 27.3 35.1
High school graduate or G.E.D 1254 33.4 0.9 31.5 35.2
Some college 1273 32.7 0.9 30.9 34.4
College graduate 1332 27.4 0.8 25.9 28.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 344 34.7 2.0 30.9 38.5
$15,000 to $24,999 622 34.0 1.4 31.3 36.8
$25,000 to $34,999 475 36.7 1.6 33.5 39.9
$35,000 to $49,999 616 33.2 1.3 30.6 35.8
$50,000 or more 1570 29.6 0.7 28.2 31.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 2248 32.0 0.7 30.7 33.3
Out of work 162 33.5 2.7 28.3 38.7
Homemaker/Student 240 20.3 1.4 17.5 23.2
Retired 1055 30.9 0.9 29.2 32.7
Unable to work 395 45.9 2.2 41.6 50.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1080 28.5 0.9 26.7 30.3
1 to less than 20 hours 205 23.2 1.9 19.6 26.8
20 hours to less than 40 hours 450 28.4 1.4 25.6 31.1
40 hours to less than 60 hours 1697 33.1 0.8 31.6 34.7
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 2475 32.5 0.6 31.3 33.8
Divorced/Seperated 692 38.2 1.4 35.5 40.9
Widowed 419 27.4 1.3 24.8 30.0
Never married 513 24.3 1.2 21.9 26.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 1476 43.8 1.1 41.7 45.9
Living without a disability 2556 27.6 0.6 26.5 28.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 220 32.4 2.2 28.1 36.7
Rural 459 33.5 1.5 30.5 36.5
Densely-settled rural 720 32.8 1.2 30.4 35.2
Semi-Urban 668 32.2 1.3 29.7 34.7
Urban 2043 30.0 0.7 28.7 31.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 3707 31.2 0.5 30.2 32.2
Uninsured 385 32.0 1.6 28.9 35.2
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 934 56.3 1.5 53.4 59.2
No diabetes 3166 28.4 0.5 27.3 29.4
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 484 41.7 1.8 38.2 45.2
No current asthma 3588 30.2 0.5 29.2 31.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 1753 42.7 0.9 40.9 44.5
No arthritis 2337 27.3 0.6 26.1 28.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 438 37.4 1.8 33.8 40.9
<14 days mental health NOT good 3593 30.5 0.5 29.5 31.5
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 527 26.8 1.2 24.5 29.2
Non-smoker 3487 32.4 0.6 31.3 33.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2746 27.9 0.6 26.8 29.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1359 42.4 1.1 40.3 44.6
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 560 32.6 1.3 30.0 35.2
Did not serve on active duty 3550 31.1 0.5 30.0 32.1

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.