Title: Overweight and Obesity Rates for Adults by Gender | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Timeframe: 2016
Location Male Female Footnotes
United States

0.707

0.588

1

Alabama

0.744

0.648

Alaska

0.706

0.62

Arizona

0.696

0.567

Arkansas

0.701

0.663

California

0.672

0.547

Colorado

0.654

0.503

Connecticut

0.693

0.542

Delaware

0.731

0.63

District of Columbia

0.576

0.496

Florida

0.697

0.567

Georgia

0.696

0.619

Hawaii

0.668

0.478

Idaho

0.721

0.566

Illinois

0.717

0.584

Indiana

0.712

0.63

Iowa

0.763

0.606

Kansas

0.729

0.601

Kentucky

0.733

0.648

Louisiana

0.735

0.65

Maine

0.718

0.586

Maryland

0.694

0.597

Massachusetts

0.685

0.518

Michigan

0.723

0.625

Minnesota

0.73

0.56

Mississippi

0.741

0.686

Missouri

0.746

0.597

Montana

0.695

0.553

Nebraska

0.749

0.618

Nevada

0.691

0.549

New Hampshire

0.714

0.551

New Jersey

0.721

0.553

New Mexico

0.701

0.595

New York

0.669

0.548

North Carolina

0.713

0.623

North Dakota

0.736

0.619

Ohio

0.707

0.617

Oklahoma

0.745

0.628

Oregon

0.685

0.565

Pennsylvania

0.714

0.594

Rhode Island

0.707

0.568

South Carolina

0.717

0.632

South Dakota

0.737

0.595

Tennessee

0.738

0.633

Texas

0.74

0.624

Utah

0.673

0.528

Vermont

0.705

0.527

Virginia

0.707

0.6

Washington

0.698

0.566

West Virginia

0.757

0.66

Wisconsin

0.722

0.599

Wyoming

0.709

0.569

Guam

0.682

0.605

Puerto Rico

0.683

0.649

Virgin Islands

0.54

0.753

NOTES
Notes

Percentages are weighted to reflect population characteristics.

An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight. An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.

Data based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an ongoing, state-based, random-digit-dialed telephone survey of non-institutionalized civilian adults aged 18 years and older. Information about the BRFSS is available at http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.html.

Sources

Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2013-2016 Survey Results.

Definitions

N/A: Not applicable; US Virgin Islands was not included in the BRFSS until 2016.

FOOTNOTES
  1. US totals exclude data from the territories.
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