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Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese.

Target: 15 percent.

Baseline: 23 percent of adults aged 20 years and older were identified as obese (defined as a BMI of 30 or more) in 198894 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC, NCHS.


Adults Aged 20 Years and Older, 198894 (unless noted)

Obesity

19-2.
Both
Genders

Females*

Males*

Percent

TOTAL

23

25

20

Race and ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native

DSU

DSU

DSU

Asian or Pacific Islander

DSU

DSU

DSU

Asian

DNC

DNC

DNC

Native Hawaiian and other
Pacific Islander

DNC

DNC

DNC

Black or African American

30

38

21

White

22

24

21

 

Hispanic or Latino

DSU

DSU

DSU

Mexican American

29

35

24

Not Hispanic or Latino

22

25

20

Black or African American

30

38

21

White

22

23

20

Age (not age adjusted)

20 to 39 years

18

21

15

40 to 59 years

28

30

25

60 years and older

24

26

21

Family income level

Lower income (<130 percent of poverty threshold)

29

35

21

Higher income (>130 percent of poverty threshold)

22

23

20

Disability status

Persons with disabilities

30 (199194)

38 (199194)

21 (199194)

Persons without disabilities

23 (199194)

25 (199194)

22 (199194)

Select populations

Persons with arthritis

30

33

27

Persons without arthritis

21

23

19

Persons with diabetes

41

DNA

DNA

Persons without diabetes

22

DNA

DNA

Persons with high blood pressure

38

47

33

Persons without high blood
pressure

18

20

16

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.
Note: Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
*Data for females and males are displayed to further characterize the issue.
A household income below 130 percent of poverty threshold is used by the Food Stamp Program.