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Disparities Data Details NWS-9 by Age Group for 2005-08

Disparities Details by Age Group for 2005-08
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 Age Group 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
Age Group 2005-08 2 Disparity
65 years and over 31.3
CI 29.1/33.6
SE 1.09
÷ 1.000
Best rate
20-44 years 31.6
CI 28.8/34.6
SE 1.418
÷ 1.010
CI
1.000/ 1.109
45-64 years 39.0
CI 36.2/41.9
SE 1.381
÷ 1.246
CI
1.000/ 1.352
Average group rate excluding best group rate 35.3
...
SE 1.979
÷ 1.128
CI 1.000/ 1.257

2 Baseline has been revised. See Data Details for more information.

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 Age Group — 2005-08
  • The best group rate for this objective, 31.3%, was attained by persons aged 65 years and over.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 39.0%, was attained by persons aged 45-64 years.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 7.7 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.246 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other age groups (excluding the best), 35.3%, was 1.128 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Age Group — 2005-08

Persons aged 65 years and over achieved the best group rate for this objective, 31.3%.

  • The rate among persons aged 20-44 years was <1.1 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 45-64 years was 1.246 times the best group rate.
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