Percentage of Adults who are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 7154 34.2 0.4 33.4 35.0
GENDER
Male 3409 35.1 0.6 33.9 36.2
Female 3745 33.3 0.6 32.2 34.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 288 22.1 1.3 19.6 24.6
25-34 years 776 35.8 1.2 33.5 38.1
35-44 years 952 38.0 1.1 35.8 40.1
45-54 years 1272 39.1 1.0 37.1 41.0
55-64 years 1767 38.8 0.8 37.2 40.4
65+ years 2099 30.5 0.6 29.2 31.7
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 468 39.7 1.7 36.5 43.0
Non-hispanic 6660 33.8 0.4 32.9 34.6
RACE
White only 6325 33.8 0.4 33.0 34.7
Black or African American only 391 44.8 2.4 40.2 49.4
Other race only 151 23.9 2.2 19.7 28.2
More than one race 155 40.2 3.0 34.3 46.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 501 39.3 1.7 36.0 42.5
High school graduate or G.E.D 2040 36.4 0.8 34.8 37.9
Some college 2176 34.5 0.7 33.0 35.9
College graduate 2430 30.0 0.6 28.8 31.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 522 38.4 1.7 34.9 41.8
$15,000 to $24,999 1053 37.7 1.2 35.4 40.0
$25,000 to $34,999 749 38.0 1.4 35.4 40.7
$35,000 to $49,999 1056 37.3 1.1 35.1 39.5
$50,000 or more 2876 32.2 0.6 31.0 33.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 3930 35.3 0.6 34.2 36.4
Out of work 276 37.1 2.2 32.7 41.4
Homemaker/Student 468 24.7 1.2 22.3 27.1
Retired 1840 31.5 0.7 30.1 32.9
Unable to work 616 50.2 1.8 46.7 53.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1913 30.4 0.7 29.0 31.8
1 to less than 20 hours 346 26.5 1.6 23.3 29.7
20 hours to less than 40 hours 812 31.5 1.1 29.2 33.7
40 plus hours 2982 36.2 0.6 35.0 37.5
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 4378 35.4 0.5 34.4 36.4
Divorced/Seperated 1136 37.7 1.1 35.5 39.9
Widowed 699 31.4 1.2 29.0 33.7
Never married 941 29.3 1.0 27.3 31.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 2406 44.7 0.8 43.0 46.3
Not living with a disability 4655 31.1 0.5 30.2 32.0
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 395 34.2 1.8 30.8 37.6
Rural 776 35.9 1.3 33.4 38.3
Densely-settled rural 1279 36.7 1.0 34.7 38.6
Semi-Urban 1140 34.8 1.0 32.8 36.9
Urban 3564 33.1 0.6 32.0 34.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 6485 34.1 0.4 33.2 34.9
Uninsured 648 36.5 1.4 33.8 39.2
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 1474 58.0 1.2 55.7 60.2
No diabetes 5668 31.6 0.4 30.8 32.5
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 808 45.0 1.5 42.1 47.9
No current asthma 6274 33.1 0.4 32.3 33.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 2815 43.8 0.7 42.3 45.2
No 4299 31.0 0.5 30.0 31.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 793 45.1 1.5 42.2 48.0
<14 days mental health NOT good 6249 33.0 0.4 32.2 33.9
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 1038 33.7 1.0 31.6 35.7
Non-smoker 5985 34.4 0.5 33.5 35.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 4413 31.2 0.5 30.3 32.2
No 2263 43.3 0.9 41.7 45.0
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 1036 34.8 1.1 32.7 36.9
Did not serve on active duty 6114 34.1 0.4 33.2 35.0

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.