Percentage of Adults Who Are Obese

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3499 31.2 0.6 30.1 32.3
GENDER
Male 1652 31.4 0.8 29.8 32.9
Female 1847 30.9 0.8 29.4 32.5
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 126 19.8 1.8 16.4 23.3
25-34 years 339 28.7 1.5 25.8 31.6
35-44 years 451 36.0 1.6 32.8 39.1
45-54 years 600 35.9 1.4 33.2 38.7
55-64 years 869 36.8 1.2 34.5 39.1
65+ years 1114 28.9 0.9 27.2 30.6
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 169 32.9 2.5 28.0 37.8
Non-Hispanic 3313 31.0 0.6 29.8 32.1
RACE
White only 3132 30.8 0.6 29.7 31.9
Black or African American only 190 40.8 3.1 34.7 47.0
Other race only 75 24.9 3.2 18.7 31.1
More than one race 59 31.1 4.5 22.3 39.9
EDUCATION
Less than high school 170 30.4 2.4 25.8 35.1
High school graduate or G.E.D 1005 32.3 1.0 30.3 34.4
Some college 1137 33.6 1.0 31.6 35.6
College graduate 1184 27.3 0.8 25.7 28.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 268 37.0 2.4 32.4 41.6
$15,000 to $24,999 498 34.7 1.6 31.4 37.9
$25,000 to $34,999 392 33.2 1.8 29.7 36.7
$35,000 to $49,999 523 34.8 1.6 31.7 38.0
$50,000 or more 1391 29.2 0.8 27.6 30.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1895 31.5 0.8 30.0 33.0
Out of work 138 39.0 3.4 32.4 45.7
Homemaker/Student 195 21.4 1.7 18.0 24.7
Retired 922 29.2 0.9 27.3 31.1
Unable to work 328 47.9 2.4 43.1 52.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 945 27.4 1.0 25.5 29.4
1 to less than 20 hours 193 26.8 2.2 22.5 31.2
20 hours to less than 40 hours 383 29.2 1.6 26.1 32.4
40 hours or more 1395 32.0 0.9 30.3 33.7
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 2063 32.1 0.7 30.7 33.5
Divorced/Seperated 587 35.3 1.5 32.3 38.2
Widowed 378 26.7 1.4 23.9 29.5
Never married 471 27.3 1.4 24.5 30.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 1205 39.9 1.2 37.6 42.2
Living without a disability 2215 28.4 0.7 27.1 29.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 218 31.0 2.1 26.9 35.1
Rural 399 34.1 1.7 30.7 37.5
Densely-settled rural 663 35.0 1.4 32.3 37.7
Semi-Urban 584 32.6 1.4 29.9 35.2
Urban 1635 29.2 0.8 27.6 30.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 3185 31.0 0.6 29.9 32.2
Uninsured 295 32.2 1.9 28.5 35.9
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 725 53.8 1.6 50.5 57.0
No diabetes 2771 28.8 0.6 27.7 30.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 431 42.0 2.0 38.1 46.0
No current asthma 3044 30.1 0.6 29.0 31.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 1441 40.4 1.0 38.4 42.4
No arthritis 2043 28.0 0.7 26.7 29.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 416 41.2 2.0 37.2 45.1
<14 days mental health NOT good 3028 30.1 0.6 29.0 31.3
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 456 27.2 1.4 24.5 29.9
Non-smoker 2970 31.9 0.6 30.7 33.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2392 28.2 0.6 27.0 29.4
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1100 41.3 1.2 38.9 43.7
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 525 33.2 1.5 30.3 36.1
Did not serve on active duty 2974 30.9 0.6 29.7 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.