State Cancer Profiles

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/25/2017 4:38 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 2015 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 2015 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 29.5 (29.2, 29.8) 117,190
Colorado Yes 20.6 (19.5, 21.7) 2,661
District of Columbia Yes 22.5 (20.0, 25.2) 908
Hawaii Yes 22.9 (21.5, 24.3) 1,479
Montana Yes 23.9 (22.4, 25.6) 1,422
California Yes 24.8 (23.8, 25.9) 2,767
Massachusetts Yes 24.9 (23.6, 26.2) 2,074
Utah Yes 25.4 (24.4, 26.5) 2,691
New York Yes 25.6 (24.6, 26.7) 2,922
Vermont Yes 25.7 (24.3, 27.1) 1,546
Connecticut Yes 26.2 (25.0, 27.4) 2,832
New Jersey Yes 26.3 (24.9, 27.6) 2,777
Rhode Island Yes 26.6 (24.9, 28.3) 1,500
Minnesota Yes 26.8 (25.9, 27.7) 4,202
New Hampshire Yes 26.9 (25.4, 28.5) 1,721
Washington Yes 26.9 (25.9, 27.9) 3,993
Nevada Yes 27.4 (24.7, 30.3) 694
Florida Yes 27.5 (26.1, 28.8) 2,313
New Mexico Yes 28.8 (27.1, 30.5) 1,714
Arizona Yes 29.2 (27.6, 30.8) 1,899
Idaho Yes 29.3 (27.6, 31.1) 1,580
Wyoming Yes 29.6 (27.6, 31.7) 1,383
Maryland Yes 29.8 (28.1, 31.6) 3,443
Virginia Yes 29.8 (28.4, 31.2) 2,388
Ohio Yes 30.2 (28.8, 31.7) 3,425
Delaware Yes 30.4 (28.3, 32.6) 1,140
Maine Yes 30.5 (29.2, 31.9) 2,567
Oregon No 30.7 (29.0, 32.4) 1,404
North Carolina No 30.8 (29.3, 32.3) 1,793
Alaska No 31.0 (28.5, 33.5) 1,058
Pennsylvania No 31.1 (29.5, 32.8) 1,633
South Dakota No 31.1 (29.2, 33.1) 2,057
Illinois No 31.4 (29.8, 33.1) 1,530
Georgia No 31.6 (29.7, 33.5) 1,339
Indiana No 31.6 (29.8, 33.4) 1,790
Wisconsin No 31.8 (30.0, 33.5) 1,824
North Dakota No 31.9 (30.1, 33.7) 1,481
Michigan No 32.1 (30.8, 33.3) 2,571
Nebraska No 32.2 (31.0, 33.3) 5,342
South Carolina No 32.3 (31.1, 33.6) 3,472
Missouri No 32.7 (31.1, 34.4) 2,223
Texas No 32.9 (31.4, 34.5) 4,244
Iowa No 33.0 (31.3, 34.6) 1,806
Oklahoma No 34.5 (32.8, 36.2) 2,141
Tennessee No 34.7 (32.7, 36.6) 1,803
Kansas No 34.8 (34.0, 35.6) 7,080
Arkansas No 35.1 (32.8, 37.5) 1,601
Kentucky No 35.1 (33.4, 36.8) 2,868
Mississippi No 35.9 (34.1, 37.8) 1,960
Alabama No 36.2 (34.7, 37.8) 2,618
West Virginia No 36.2 (34.7, 37.7) 1,946
Louisiana No 36.8 (34.9, 38.8) 1,565