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 Screening and Risk Factors Report
National Cancer Institute State Cancer Profiles Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Screening and Risk Factors Report by State
(Directly Estimated 2011 BRFSS Data)

Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5 to <25)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 20+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: NWS-8
Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight

Sorted by Name
State
Met
Objective
of 33.9%?1

Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)

Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 33.8 (33.5, 34.1) 156,273
Alabama No 30.1 (28.6, 31.7) 2,160
Alaska No 31.7 (29.4, 34.1) 1,032
Arizona No 33.7 (31.5, 36.0) 2,064
Arkansas No 32.0 (29.8, 34.3) 1,394
California Yes 36.4 (35.4, 37.5) 6,369
Colorado Yes 40.7 (39.5, 42.0) 5,185
Connecticut Yes 37.4 (35.7, 39.1) 2,404
Delaware No 32.9 (30.9, 34.9) 1,433
District of Columbia Yes 44.5 (42.2, 46.8) 1,851
Florida Yes 34.7 (33.4, 36.1) 3,951
Georgia No 33.5 (32.1, 35.0) 3,035
Hawaii Yes 40.4 (38.7, 42.2) 3,069
Idaho Yes 34.7 (32.7, 36.7) 1,874
Illinois No 32.5 (30.7, 34.4) 1,685
Indiana No 31.3 (29.9, 32.7) 2,393
Iowa No 32.2 (30.8, 33.6) 2,179
Kansas No 32.6 (31.8, 33.5) 6,255
Kentucky No 30.5 (29.0, 32.0) 2,972
Louisiana No 29.2 (27.8, 30.6) 2,931
Maine No 32.5 (31.4, 33.6) 4,198
Maryland No 33.1 (31.7, 34.6) 3,055
Massachusetts Yes 37.9 (36.8, 39.1) 7,329
Michigan No 31.5 (30.2, 32.9) 3,210
Minnesota Yes 34.3 (33.2, 35.5) 4,883
Mississippi No 28.1 (26.8, 29.5) 2,343
Missouri No 32.4 (30.7, 34.1) 1,897
Montana Yes 37.4 (35.9, 38.9) 3,386
Nebraska No 32.0 (31.2, 32.9) 7,477
Nevada Yes 36.0 (33.7, 38.3) 1,853
New Hampshire Yes 35.4 (33.7, 37.0) 2,144
New Jersey Yes 36.0 (34.7, 37.2) 4,883
New Mexico Yes 34.2 (32.9, 35.6) 3,092
New York Yes 36.4 (34.9, 38.0) 2,675
North Carolina No 32.5 (31.0, 33.9) 3,597
North Dakota No 33.0 (31.2, 34.8) 1,520
Ohio No 31.6 (30.3, 33.0) 2,957
Oklahoma No 31.7 (30.3, 33.2) 2,584
Oregon Yes 35.2 (33.5, 36.8) 2,123
Pennsylvania No 33.3 (32.0, 34.6) 3,518
Rhode Island Yes 35.2 (33.5, 36.9) 2,155
South Carolina No 31.3 (29.9, 32.6) 3,692
South Dakota No 32.8 (30.8, 35.0) 2,405
Tennessee No 30.6 (28.0, 33.3) 1,729
Texas No 31.6 (30.3, 33.1) 4,515
Utah Yes 37.1 (35.9, 38.4) 4,256
Vermont Yes 37.7 (36.1, 39.3) 2,559
Virginia Yes 34.1 (32.4, 36.0) 2,055
Washington Yes 35.7 (34.3, 37.1) 4,714
West Virginia No 27.6 (26.1, 29.2) 1,372
Wisconsin No 32.8 (30.8, 34.9) 1,527
Wyoming Yes 36.2 (34.5, 38.0) 2,334
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/01/2014 7:20 am.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives is managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2 2011 BRFSS Survey Data is the source for this data collected by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

BRFSS Prevalence estimates presented here may vary from other published estimates due to differences in the methodology used to generate estimates.

Note: Healthy People 2020 Objectives are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population while these estimates are not age-adjusted.