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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)

Obese (BMI >= 30)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 20+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: NWS-9
Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese

Sorted by Percent
Explanation of Column Headers

Percent (95% Confidence Interval) - The percent of people
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - Number of people who responded to the survey and are in the current category.

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

United States
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 28.1 (27.9, 28.4) with a 95% confidence interval from 27.9 to 28.4.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 129,909.
  • Colorado
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 21.4 (20.3, 22.4) with a 95% confidence interval from 20.3 to 22.4.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,711.
  • Hawaii
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 22.7 (21.3, 24.3) with a 95% confidence interval from 21.3 to 24.3.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,533.
  • Massachusetts
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 23.4 (22.4, 24.4) with a 95% confidence interval from 22.4 to 24.4.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 4,986.
  • New Jersey
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 24.2 (23.2, 25.3) with a 95% confidence interval from 23.2 to 25.3.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 3,461.
  • District of Columbia
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 24.5 (22.6, 26.5) with a 95% confidence interval from 22.6 to 26.5.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,022.
  • California
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 24.6 (23.7, 25.5) with a 95% confidence interval from 23.7 to 25.5.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 3,942.
  • Connecticut
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 24.8 (23.3, 26.3) with a 95% confidence interval from 23.3 to 26.3.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,575.
  • Nevada
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 25.1 (23.1, 27.3) with a 95% confidence interval from 23.1 to 27.3.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,264.
  • Montana
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 25.2 (23.9, 26.6) with a 95% confidence interval from 23.9 to 26.6.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,481.
  • Arizona
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 25.3 (23.2, 27.5) with a 95% confidence interval from 23.2 to 27.5.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,489.
  • New York
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 25.3 (23.9, 26.6) with a 95% confidence interval from 23.9 to 26.6.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,752.
  • Utah
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 25.4 (24.4, 26.5) with a 95% confidence interval from 24.4 to 26.5.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,921.
  • Wyoming
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 25.6 (24.0, 27.2) with a 95% confidence interval from 24.0 to 27.2.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,639.
  • Vermont
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 26.1 (24.7, 27.5) with a 95% confidence interval from 24.7 to 27.5.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,678.
  • Rhode Island
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 26.2 (24.6, 27.8) with a 95% confidence interval from 24.6 to 27.8.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,511.
  • Minnesota
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 26.5 (25.4, 27.6) with a 95% confidence interval from 25.4 to 27.6.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 3,685.
  • New Hampshire
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 26.7 (25.2, 28.2) with a 95% confidence interval from 25.2 to 28.2.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,576.
  • New Mexico
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 27.1 (25.9, 28.4) with a 95% confidence interval from 25.9 to 28.4.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,290.
  • Florida
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 27.2 (25.9, 28.5) with a 95% confidence interval from 25.9 to 28.5.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 3,210.
  • Washington
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 27.3 (26.1, 28.6) with a 95% confidence interval from 26.1 to 28.6.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 3,767.
  • Oregon
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 27.4 (25.8, 29.0) with a 95% confidence interval from 25.8 to 29.0.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,541.
  • Idaho
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 27.6 (25.9, 29.5) with a 95% confidence interval from 25.9 to 29.5.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,552.
  • Alaska
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 28.0 (25.8, 30.3) with a 95% confidence interval from 25.8 to 30.3.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 938.
  • Illinois
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 28.0 (26.3, 29.8) with a 95% confidence interval from 26.3 to 29.8.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,506.
  • Maine
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 28.5 (27.5, 29.6) with a 95% confidence interval from 27.5 to 29.6.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 3,427.
  • Wisconsin
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 28.5 (26.5, 30.5) with a 95% confidence interval from 26.5 to 30.5.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,437.
  • Georgia
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 28.8 (27.4, 30.2) with a 95% confidence interval from 27.4 to 30.2.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,713.
  • Maryland
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 28.8 (27.4, 30.3) with a 95% confidence interval from 27.4 to 30.3.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,614.
  • North Dakota
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 28.8 (27.3, 30.4) with a 95% confidence interval from 27.3 to 30.4.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,423.
  • Pennsylvania
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 29.0 (27.7, 30.2) with a 95% confidence interval from 27.7 to 30.2.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 3,118.
  • South Dakota
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 29.0 (27.0, 30.9) with a 95% confidence interval from 27.0 to 30.9.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,283.
  • Nebraska
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 29.3 (28.5, 30.2) with a 95% confidence interval from 28.5 to 30.2.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 7,208.
  • Delaware
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 29.6 (27.8, 31.6) with a 95% confidence interval from 27.8 to 31.6.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,336.
  • Iowa
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 29.8 (28.4, 31.1) with a 95% confidence interval from 28.4 to 31.1.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,991.
  • North Carolina
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 29.8 (28.4, 31.3) with a 95% confidence interval from 28.4 to 31.3.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,952.
  • Virginia
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 29.8 (28.1, 31.6) with a 95% confidence interval from 28.1 to 31.6.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,768.
  • Tennessee
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 29.9 (27.5, 32.5) with a 95% confidence interval from 27.5 to 32.5.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,715.
  • Ohio
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 30.1 (28.8, 31.4) with a 95% confidence interval from 28.8 to 31.4.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,703.
  • Kansas
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was met.
  • Percent - The percent is 30.3 (29.5, 31.2) with a 95% confidence interval from 29.5 to 31.2.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 5,875.
  • Kentucky
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was not met.
  • Percent - The percent is 30.8 (29.4, 32.3) with a 95% confidence interval from 29.4 to 32.3.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 3,246.
  • Missouri
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was not met.
  • Percent - The percent is 31.0 (29.4, 32.7) with a 95% confidence interval from 29.4 to 32.7.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,843.
  • Indiana
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was not met.
  • Percent - The percent is 31.2 (29.8, 32.6) with a 95% confidence interval from 29.8 to 32.6.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,554.
  • Texas
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was not met.
  • Percent - The percent is 31.4 (30.0, 32.8) with a 95% confidence interval from 30.0 to 32.8.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 4,030.
  • Arkansas
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was not met.
  • Percent - The percent is 31.5 (29.4, 33.7) with a 95% confidence interval from 29.4 to 33.7.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,372.
  • South Carolina
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was not met.
  • Percent - The percent is 31.7 (30.4, 33.0) with a 95% confidence interval from 30.4 to 33.0.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 3,940.
  • Oklahoma
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was not met.
  • Percent - The percent is 31.8 (30.4, 33.3) with a 95% confidence interval from 30.4 to 33.3.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,530.
  • Michigan
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was not met.
  • Percent - The percent is 32.1 (30.8, 33.5) with a 95% confidence interval from 30.8 to 33.5.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 3,289.
  • Alabama
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was not met.
  • Percent - The percent is 32.9 (31.4, 34.5) with a 95% confidence interval from 31.4 to 34.5.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,397.
  • West Virginia
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was not met.
  • Percent - The percent is 33.2 (31.6, 34.8) with a 95% confidence interval from 31.6 to 34.8.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 1,636.
  • Louisiana
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was not met.
  • Percent - The percent is 34.8 (33.3, 36.3) with a 95% confidence interval from 33.3 to 36.3.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 3,548.
  • Mississippi
  • Met Objective of 30.6%?1 - The Healthy People 2020 Objective was not met.
  • Percent - The percent is 35.6 (34.2, 37.1) with a 95% confidence interval from 34.2 to 37.1.
  • Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor - The number of people is 2,931.


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/21/2014 6:09 pm.
    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.