State Cancer Profiles

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/24/2018 10:09 pm.

1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives are managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2 2016 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.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.
Screening and Risk Factors Report by State
(Directly Estimated 2016 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 Name
State Met
Objective
of 30.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 30.2 (29.9, 30.5) 132,404
Alabama No 36.4 (34.9, 38.0) 2,334
Alaska No 32.5 (29.6, 35.6) 868
Arizona Yes 29.9 (28.4, 31.5) 2,725
Arkansas No 36.5 (34.1, 38.9) 1,671
California Yes 25.5 (24.4, 26.6) 2,509
Colorado Yes 22.8 (21.8, 23.7) 3,036
Connecticut Yes 26.6 (25.4, 27.9) 2,570
Delaware No 31.5 (29.4, 33.6) 1,170
District of Columbia Yes 23.2 (21.5, 25.0) 945
Florida Yes 28.0 (27.0, 29.1) 9,967
Georgia No 32.1 (30.3, 33.8) 1,538
Hawaii Yes 24.4 (23.1, 25.9) 1,754
Idaho Yes 27.9 (26.0, 29.8) 1,387
Illinois No 32.6 (30.9, 34.3) 1,389
Indiana No 33.2 (31.9, 34.5) 3,393
Iowa No 33.2 (31.8, 34.7) 2,152
Kansas No 32.0 (30.8, 33.1) 3,476
Kentucky No 34.9 (33.4, 36.3) 3,325
Louisiana No 36.0 (33.9, 38.2) 1,775
Maine Yes 30.4 (29.0, 31.8) 2,843
Maryland Yes 30.6 (29.5, 31.7) 5,315
Massachusetts Yes 24.1 (22.8, 25.5) 1,856
Michigan No 33.2 (32.1, 34.4) 3,621
Minnesota Yes 28.5 (27.6, 29.3) 4,424
Mississippi No 38.0 (36.1, 39.9) 1,832
Missouri No 32.3 (30.6, 34.1) 2,142
Montana Yes 26.1 (24.4, 27.8) 1,542
Nebraska No 32.8 (31.6, 34.0) 4,721
Nevada Yes 26.2 (24.3, 28.2) 1,049
New Hampshire Yes 27.1 (25.5, 28.7) 1,643
New Jersey Yes 27.8 (26.2, 29.6) 1,918
New Mexico Yes 28.9 (27.2, 30.7) 1,576
New York Yes 26.1 (25.1, 27.1) 9,409
North Carolina No 32.2 (30.8, 33.7) 1,902
North Dakota No 32.5 (30.9, 34.2) 1,750
Ohio No 32.3 (31.0, 33.6) 3,793
Oklahoma No 33.0 (31.5, 34.6) 2,061
Oregon Yes 29.7 (28.2, 31.2) 1,413
Pennsylvania No 31.2 (29.7, 32.7) 1,940
Puerto Rico No 31.4 (29.7, 33.2) 1,647
Rhode Island Yes 27.5 (25.7, 29.4) 1,367
South Carolina No 32.8 (31.5, 34.1) 3,545
South Dakota Yes 30.5 (28.5, 32.7) 1,662
Tennessee No 35.3 (33.5, 37.2) 1,886
Texas No 34.1 (32.4, 35.9) 3,483
Utah Yes 26.4 (25.3, 27.6) 2,699
Vermont Yes 27.6 (26.1, 29.3) 1,637
Virginia Yes 29.3 (28.1, 30.6) 2,481
Washington Yes 29.3 (28.3, 30.3) 3,687
West Virginia No 38.2 (36.8, 39.6) 2,494
Wisconsin No 31.7 (29.9, 33.4) 1,569
Wyoming Yes 28.4 (26.4, 30.5) 1,160