Adult obesity prevalence by state and territory using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Hispanics (47.0%) and non-Hispanic blacks (46.8%) had the highest age-adjusted prevalence of obesity, followed by non-Hispanic whites (37.9%) and non-Hispanic Asians. The adult obesity prevalence for states and territories in 2011-2017 are depicted in a Powerpoint slide presentation format Cdc-ppt [PPT-3.80MB]. This is also available as an Acrobat file Cdc-pdf [PDF-2.04MB]. CDC’s Data, Trends, and Maps Interactive Tool provides additional state and territory adult obesity prevalence estimates.
Overweight and obesity are risk factors for many health problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, joint problems, and gallstones, among other conditions. 1,6,7. For more information on the causes and health consequences of overweight and obesity, please visit NIDDK’’s webpages on Understanding Adult Overweight and Obesity. To use the table, find the appropriate height in the left-hand column labeled Height. Move across to a given weight (in pounds). The number at the top of the column is the BMI at that height and weight.
The adult obesity rate increased in Iowa, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and South Carolina between 2016 and 2017, and remained stable in the rest of states. Adult Obesity Rate by State, Select years with the slider to see historical data. Hover over states for more. Prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents Mean body mass index (BMI) trends among adults Mean body mass index (BMI) trends among children and adolescents.
Obesity affects Minnesotans of all income and education levels. For all household income groups, more than 60% of adults are either overweight or obese. Obesity is slightly less common among college graduates than other groups. Obesity is also slightly less common among Minnesota adults with the highest household income of $75,000 or more a year. Obesity may create problems during pregnancy, and hence, women need to monitor their weight during such times. Height and weight charts for children are available in schools, gyms, and clinics. Parents need to follow a balanced diet and an exercise routine themselves, if they want their children to eat healthy and exercise regularly. Obesity FactsAuthor: Leena Palande.