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Disparities Data Details NWS-9 by Age Group for 2013-16

Disparities Details by Age Group 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 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
Spotlight on Disparities:
Age Group 2013-16 Disparity
20-44 years 36.8
CI 34.5/39.2
SE 1.161
÷ 1.000
Best rate
65 years and over 37.6
CI 34.8/40.5
SE 1.407
÷ 1.021
CI
1.000/ 1.107
45-64 years 42.1
CI 38.8/45.4
SE 1.629
÷ 1.143
CI
1.000/ 1.241
Average group rate excluding best group rate 39.8
...
SE 2.153
÷ 1.082
CI 1.000/ 1.200

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 — 2013-16
  • The best group rate for this objective, 36.8%, was attained by persons aged 20-44 years.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 42.1%, was attained by persons aged 45-64 years.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 5.3 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.143 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other age groups (excluding the best), 39.8%, was <1.100 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Age Group — 2013-16

Persons aged 20-44 years achieved the best group rate for this objective, 36.8%.

  • The rate among persons aged 65 years and over was <1.1 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 45-64 years was 1.143 times the best group rate.
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