State Cancer Profiles

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/24/2018 6:35 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 Percent
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
West Virginia No 38.2 (36.8, 39.6) 2,494
Mississippi No 38.0 (36.1, 39.9) 1,832
Arkansas No 36.5 (34.1, 38.9) 1,671
Alabama No 36.4 (34.9, 38.0) 2,334
Louisiana No 36.0 (33.9, 38.2) 1,775
Tennessee No 35.3 (33.5, 37.2) 1,886
Kentucky No 34.9 (33.4, 36.3) 3,325
Texas No 34.1 (32.4, 35.9) 3,483
Indiana No 33.2 (31.9, 34.5) 3,393
Iowa No 33.2 (31.8, 34.7) 2,152
Michigan No 33.2 (32.1, 34.4) 3,621
Oklahoma No 33.0 (31.5, 34.6) 2,061
Nebraska No 32.8 (31.6, 34.0) 4,721
South Carolina No 32.8 (31.5, 34.1) 3,545
Illinois No 32.6 (30.9, 34.3) 1,389
Alaska No 32.5 (29.6, 35.6) 868
North Dakota No 32.5 (30.9, 34.2) 1,750
Missouri No 32.3 (30.6, 34.1) 2,142
Ohio No 32.3 (31.0, 33.6) 3,793
North Carolina No 32.2 (30.8, 33.7) 1,902
Georgia No 32.1 (30.3, 33.8) 1,538
Kansas No 32.0 (30.8, 33.1) 3,476
Wisconsin No 31.7 (29.9, 33.4) 1,569
Delaware No 31.5 (29.4, 33.6) 1,170
Puerto Rico No 31.4 (29.7, 33.2) 1,647
Pennsylvania No 31.2 (29.7, 32.7) 1,940
Maryland Yes 30.6 (29.5, 31.7) 5,315
South Dakota Yes 30.5 (28.5, 32.7) 1,662
Maine Yes 30.4 (29.0, 31.8) 2,843
Arizona Yes 29.9 (28.4, 31.5) 2,725
Oregon Yes 29.7 (28.2, 31.2) 1,413
Virginia Yes 29.3 (28.1, 30.6) 2,481
Washington Yes 29.3 (28.3, 30.3) 3,687
New Mexico Yes 28.9 (27.2, 30.7) 1,576
Minnesota Yes 28.5 (27.6, 29.3) 4,424
Wyoming Yes 28.4 (26.4, 30.5) 1,160
Florida Yes 28.0 (27.0, 29.1) 9,967
Idaho Yes 27.9 (26.0, 29.8) 1,387
New Jersey Yes 27.8 (26.2, 29.6) 1,918
Vermont Yes 27.6 (26.1, 29.3) 1,637
Rhode Island Yes 27.5 (25.7, 29.4) 1,367
New Hampshire Yes 27.1 (25.5, 28.7) 1,643
Connecticut Yes 26.6 (25.4, 27.9) 2,570
Utah Yes 26.4 (25.3, 27.6) 2,699
Nevada Yes 26.2 (24.3, 28.2) 1,049
Montana Yes 26.1 (24.4, 27.8) 1,542
New York Yes 26.1 (25.1, 27.1) 9,409
California Yes 25.5 (24.4, 26.6) 2,509
Hawaii Yes 24.4 (23.1, 25.9) 1,754
Massachusetts Yes 24.1 (22.8, 25.5) 1,856
District of Columbia Yes 23.2 (21.5, 25.0) 945
Colorado Yes 22.8 (21.8, 23.7) 3,036