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Disparities Data Details NWS-9 by Race and Ethnicity for 2009-12

Disparities Details by Race and Ethnicity 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 Race and Ethnicity 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
Race and Ethnicity 2009-12 Disparity
White only, not Hispanic or Latino 33.4
CI 31.2/35.6
SE 1.077
÷ 1.000
Best rate
Mexican American 42.8
CI 39.8/45.9
SE 1.501
÷ 1.283
CI
1.000/ 1.388
Black or African American only, not Hispanic or Latino 48.6
CI 45.7/51.6
SE 1.449
÷ 1.458
CI
1.000/ 1.567
Average group rate excluding best group rate 45.7
...
SE 2.086
÷ 1.371
CI 1.000/ 1.503

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 Race and Ethnicity — 2009-12
  • The best group rate for this objective, 33.4% (age adjusted), was attained by White only, not Hispanic or Latino persons.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 48.6% (age adjusted), was attained by Black or African American only, not Hispanic or Latino persons.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 15.3 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.458 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other race/ethnicity groups (excluding the best), 45.7% (age adjusted), was 1.371 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Race and Ethnicity — 2009-12

White only, not Hispanic or Latino persons achieved the best group rate for this objective, 33.4% (age adjusted).

  • The rate for the Mexican American population was 1.283 times the best group rate.
  • The rate for the Black or African American only, not Hispanic or Latino population was 1.458 times the best group rate.
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