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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
State
Met
Objective
of 30.6%?1

Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)

Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 28.1 (27.9, 28.4) 129,909
Mississippi No 35.6 (34.2, 37.1) 2,931
Louisiana No 34.8 (33.3, 36.3) 3,548
West Virginia No 33.2 (31.6, 34.8) 1,636
Alabama No 32.9 (31.4, 34.5) 2,397
Michigan No 32.1 (30.8, 33.5) 3,289
Oklahoma No 31.8 (30.4, 33.3) 2,530
South Carolina No 31.7 (30.4, 33.0) 3,940
Arkansas No 31.5 (29.4, 33.7) 1,372
Texas No 31.4 (30.0, 32.8) 4,030
Indiana No 31.2 (29.8, 32.6) 2,554
Missouri No 31.0 (29.4, 32.7) 1,843
Kentucky No 30.8 (29.4, 32.3) 3,246
Kansas Yes 30.3 (29.5, 31.2) 5,875
Ohio Yes 30.1 (28.8, 31.4) 2,703
Tennessee Yes 29.9 (27.5, 32.5) 1,715
Iowa Yes 29.8 (28.4, 31.1) 1,991
North Carolina Yes 29.8 (28.4, 31.3) 2,952
Virginia Yes 29.8 (28.1, 31.6) 1,768
Delaware Yes 29.6 (27.8, 31.6) 1,336
Nebraska Yes 29.3 (28.5, 30.2) 7,208
Pennsylvania Yes 29.0 (27.7, 30.2) 3,118
South Dakota Yes 29.0 (27.0, 30.9) 2,283
Georgia Yes 28.8 (27.4, 30.2) 2,713
Maryland Yes 28.8 (27.4, 30.3) 2,614
North Dakota Yes 28.8 (27.3, 30.4) 1,423
Maine Yes 28.5 (27.5, 29.6) 3,427
Wisconsin Yes 28.5 (26.5, 30.5) 1,437
Alaska Yes 28.0 (25.8, 30.3) 938
Illinois Yes 28.0 (26.3, 29.8) 1,506
Idaho Yes 27.6 (25.9, 29.5) 1,552
Oregon Yes 27.4 (25.8, 29.0) 1,541
Washington Yes 27.3 (26.1, 28.6) 3,767
Florida Yes 27.2 (25.9, 28.5) 3,210
New Mexico Yes 27.1 (25.9, 28.4) 2,290
New Hampshire Yes 26.7 (25.2, 28.2) 1,576
Minnesota Yes 26.5 (25.4, 27.6) 3,685
Rhode Island Yes 26.2 (24.6, 27.8) 1,511
Vermont Yes 26.1 (24.7, 27.5) 1,678
Wyoming Yes 25.6 (24.0, 27.2) 1,639
Utah Yes 25.4 (24.4, 26.5) 2,921
Arizona Yes 25.3 (23.2, 27.5) 1,489
New York Yes 25.3 (23.9, 26.6) 1,752
Montana Yes 25.2 (23.9, 26.6) 2,481
Nevada Yes 25.1 (23.1, 27.3) 1,264
Connecticut Yes 24.8 (23.3, 26.3) 1,575
California Yes 24.6 (23.7, 25.5) 3,942
District of Columbia Yes 24.5 (22.6, 26.5) 1,022
New Jersey Yes 24.2 (23.2, 25.3) 3,461
Massachusetts Yes 23.4 (22.4, 24.4) 4,986
Hawaii Yes 22.7 (21.3, 24.3) 1,533
Colorado Yes 21.4 (20.3, 22.4) 2,711
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/21/2014 8:09 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.