Visit coronavirus.gov for the latest Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) updates.

You are here

Disparities Data Details NWS-9 by Marital Status for 2009-12

Disparities Details by Marital Status for 2009-12
NWS-9 : Obesity among adults (age adjusted, percent, 20+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 33.9 (2005–08)
2020 Target: 30.5 1, 3
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Error Bar (I) represents the 95% confidence interval.
Additional footnotes may apply to these data. Please refer to footnotes below the data table for further information.
See also Disparities Overview by Marital Status for NWS-9

NWS-9 Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese

Obesity among adults (age adjusted, percent, 20+ years)

2020 Baseline (year): 33.9 (2005–08)
2020 Target: 30.5 1, 3
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Marital Status 2009-12 Disparity
Cohabiting partner 32.5
CI 27.1/38.4
SE 2.783
÷ 1.000
Best rate
Married 35.5
CI 33.1/38.0
SE 1.183
÷ 1.091
CI
1.000/ 1.269
Never married 36.7
CI 33.4/40.0
SE 1.633
÷ 1.126
CI
1.000/ 1.320
Divorced or separated 38.7
CI 34.3/43.2
SE 2.179
÷ 1.188
CI
1.000/ 1.406
Widowed 38.8
CI 29.2/49.5
SE 5.054
÷ 1.193
CI
1.000/ 1.542
Average group rate excluding best group rate 37.4
...
SE 3.384
÷ 1.150
CI 1.000/ 1.411

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Summary measures of health disparities by Marital Status — 2009-12
  • The best group rate for this objective, 32.5% (age adjusted), was attained by persons who were living with a cohabiting partner.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 38.8% (age adjusted), was attained by persons who were widowed.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 6.3 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.193 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other marital status groups (excluding the best), 37.4% (age adjusted), was 1.150 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Marital Status — 2009-12

Persons who were living with a cohabiting partner achieved the best group rate for this objective, 32.5% (age adjusted).

  • The rate among persons who were married was <1.1 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons who were never married was 1.126 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons who were divorced or separated was 1.188 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons who were widowed was 1.193 times the best group rate.
FootnotesShow Footnotes