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

You are here

Disparities Data Details NWS-9 by Race and Ethnicity for 2013-16

Disparities Details by Race and Ethnicity 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 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 2013-16 Disparity
White only, not Hispanic or Latino 37.1
CI 34.9/39.4
SE 1.096
÷ 1.000
Best rate
Mexican American 47.9
CI 44.9/51.0
SE 1.483
÷ 1.291
CI
1.000/ 1.385
Black or African American only, not Hispanic or Latino 48.0
CI 44.8/51.1
SE 1.531
÷ 1.292
CI
1.000/ 1.388
Average group rate excluding best group rate 47.9
...
SE 2.131
÷ 1.292
CI 1.000/ 1.410

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 — 2013-16
  • The best group rate for this objective, 37.1% (age adjusted), was attained by White only, not Hispanic or Latino persons.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 48.0% (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 10.8 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.292 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other race/ethnicity groups (excluding the best), 47.9% (age adjusted), was 1.292 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Race and Ethnicity — 2013-16

White only, not Hispanic or Latino persons achieved the best group rate for this objective, 37.1% (age adjusted).

  • The rate for the Mexican American population was 1.291 times the best group rate.
  • The rate for the Black or African American only, not Hispanic or Latino population was 1.292 times the best group rate.
FootnotesShow Footnotes