State Cancer Profiles

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/02/2016 3:34 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 2014 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.
Screening and Risk Factors Report by State
(Directly Estimated 2014 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
State Met
Objective
of 30.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 29.7 (29.4, 29.9) 124,586
Colorado Yes 21.9 (21.0, 22.9) 2,688
District of Columbia Yes 22.1 (19.9, 24.4) 906
Hawaii Yes 22.4 (21.0, 23.9) 1,465
Massachusetts Yes 24.0 (22.9, 25.1) 3,676
California Yes 25.3 (24.1, 26.5) 1,945
Vermont Yes 25.6 (24.3, 26.9) 1,508
Utah Yes 26.6 (25.7, 27.5) 3,628
Florida Yes 26.9 (25.6, 28.2) 2,294
Connecticut Yes 27.0 (25.6, 28.4) 1,923
Montana Yes 27.1 (25.6, 28.7) 1,933
New Jersey Yes 27.3 (26.1, 28.5) 3,298
Rhode Island Yes 27.4 (25.9, 29.1) 1,589
New York Yes 27.5 (26.1, 28.9) 1,662
Washington Yes 27.8 (26.5, 29.1) 2,584
New Hampshire Yes 28.2 (26.6, 29.9) 1,621
Nevada Yes 28.4 (26.1, 30.9) 915
Minnesota Yes 28.5 (27.7, 29.4) 4,355
Oregon Yes 28.7 (27.1, 30.4) 1,352
Maine Yes 28.8 (27.5, 30.1) 2,429
Virginia Yes 28.9 (27.7, 30.2) 2,621
New Mexico Yes 29.0 (27.5, 30.6) 2,278
Arizona Yes 29.6 (28.3, 30.9) 3,763
Idaho Yes 29.7 (27.9, 31.6) 1,404
Wyoming Yes 29.8 (27.8, 31.9) 1,641
Alaska Yes 30.4 (28.5, 32.4) 1,234
Illinois Yes 30.4 (28.6, 32.2) 1,384
Maryland Yes 30.4 (28.9, 31.9) 3,565
North Carolina Yes 30.5 (29.1, 31.8) 1,969
Missouri Yes 30.6 (29.0, 32.3) 2,137
South Dakota No 30.8 (28.9, 32.8) 2,142
Nebraska No 31.1 (30.1, 32.1) 6,596
Pennsylvania No 31.2 (30.0, 32.5) 3,206
Delaware No 31.3 (29.2, 33.4) 1,262
Tennessee No 31.5 (29.6, 33.5) 1,476
Georgia No 31.6 (30.0, 33.3) 1,826
Iowa No 31.9 (30.6, 33.3) 2,393
Michigan No 31.9 (30.6, 33.3) 2,521
Wisconsin No 32.1 (30.5, 33.7) 2,117
Kansas No 32.4 (31.4, 33.4) 4,085
Kentucky No 32.6 (31.1, 34.1) 3,544
Texas No 32.8 (31.5, 34.2) 4,372
South Carolina No 32.9 (31.7, 34.2) 3,340
North Dakota No 33.0 (31.3, 34.8) 2,325
Oklahoma No 33.6 (32.3, 35.0) 2,623
Indiana No 33.7 (32.5, 34.9) 3,438
Ohio No 33.8 (32.4, 35.3) 3,475
Alabama No 34.2 (32.8, 35.7) 2,800
Louisiana No 35.9 (34.4, 37.5) 2,208
Mississippi No 36.0 (33.9, 38.1) 1,387
West Virginia No 36.4 (34.9, 37.9) 2,021
Arkansas No 36.5 (34.4, 38.6) 1,662