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Disparities Data Details NWS-9 by Marital Status for 2013-16

Disparities Details by Marital Status for 2013-16
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
Spotlight on Disparities:
Marital Status 2013-16 Disparity
Widowed 35.4
CI 25.0/47.4
SE 5.571
÷ 1.000
Best rate
Married 37.9
CI 35.4/40.4
SE 1.228
÷ 1.069
CI
1.000/ 1.393
Cohabiting partner 39.8
CI 35.1/44.8
SE 2.401
÷ 1.125
CI
1.000/ 1.484
Never married 42.0
CI 38.4/45.7
SE 1.776
÷ 1.186
CI
1.000/ 1.551
Divorced or separated 43.4
CI 40.1/46.8
SE 1.645
÷ 1.225
CI
1.000/ 1.599
Average group rate excluding best group rate 40.8
...
SE 2.092
÷ 1.151
CI 1.000/ 1.511

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 — 2013-16
  • The best group rate for this objective, 35.4% (age adjusted), was attained by persons who were widowed.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 43.4% (age adjusted), was attained by persons who were divorced or separated.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 8.0 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.225 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other marital status groups (excluding the best), 40.8% (age adjusted), was 1.151 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Marital Status — 2013-16

Persons who were widowed achieved the best group rate for this objective, 35.4% (age adjusted).

  • The rate among persons who were married was <1.1 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons who were living with a cohabiting partner not was 1.125 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons who were never married was 1.186 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons who were divorced or separated was 1.225 times the best group rate.
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