Overweight and Obesity Rates for Adults by Race/Ethnicity | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation - adult obesity rate

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World Rankings: Obesity Rates by Country (July 2017) adult obesity rate


Adult obesity prevalence by state and territory using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Hispanics (47.0%) and non-Hispanic blacks (46.8%) had the highest age-adjusted prevalence of obesity, followed by non-Hispanic whites (37.9%) and non-Hispanic Asians.

Mississippi and West Virginia have the highest adult obesity rate at 39.5% and Colorado has the lowest at 23%. Between 2017 and 2018, the adult obesity rate increased in Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, and Utah, decreased in .

Each year CDC releases the Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories. The maps show self-reported adult obesity prevalence by race, ethnicity, and location. The data comes from the Behavioral Risk Factor .

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