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Prevalence of Self-Reported Obesity Among Hispanic Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2012-2014

  • No state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%.
  • 4 states and the District of Columbia had a prevalence of obesity between 20% and <25%.
  • 16 states and Puerto Rico had a prevalence of obesity between 25% and <30%.
  • 21 states and Guam had a prevalence of obesity between 30% and <35%.
  • 9 states had a prevalence of obesity of 35% or greater.
  • Higher prevalence of adults with obesity were found in the Midwest (33.0%) and the South (31.5%), followed by the West (31.2%), and the Northeast (30.2%).

 

Prevalence of Self-Reported Obesity Among Hispanic Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2012-2014

Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

 

State Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
Alabama 25.4 (18.2, 34.3)
Alaska 27.7 (22.0, 34.2)
Arizona 33.9 (30.9, 36.9)
Arkansas 39.5 (33.1, 46.3)
California 31.3 (30.0, 32.6)
Colorado 28.1 (26.4, 29.8)
Connecticut 30.9 (28.0, 33.8)
Delaware 31.9 (27.1, 37.1)
District of Columbia 20.5 (15.5, 26.7)
Florida 26.2 (24.3, 28.3)
Georgia 27.0 (23.1, 31.2)
Guam 34.8 (28.8, 41.3)
Hawaii 31.3 (28.0, 34.8)
Idaho 35.9 (31.2, 40.9)
Illinois 33.0 (29.5, 36.7)
Indiana 32.0 (28.3, 35.9)
Iowa 35.5 (30.6, 40.8)
Kansas 34.2 (31.5, 37.0)
Kentucky 23.2 (17.2, 30.5)
Louisiana 31.3 (24.9, 38.6)
Maine 24.2 (17.6, 32.4)
Maryland 26.0 (22.2, 29.9)
Massachusetts 31.4 (29.1, 33.9)
Michigan 35.5 (30.7, 40.6)
Minnesota 31.7 (27.6, 36.0)
Mississippi 21.1 (14.8, 29.2)
Missouri 35.5 (28.5, 43.1)
Montana 30.1 (24.4, 36.5)
Nebraska 31.0 (28.2, 33.8)
Nevada 27.8 (24.7, 31.1)
New Hampshire 29.3 (21.7, 38.3)
New Jersey 28.8 (26.9, 30.7)
New Mexico 30.1 (28.8, 31.5)
New York 29.3 (27.0, 31.6)
North Carolina 29.7 (26.9, 32.7)
North Dakota 37.9 (29.1, 47.7)
Ohio 29.1 (24.2, 34.4)
Oklahoma 33.4 (30.0, 37.0)
Oregon 30.2 (26.0, 34.8)
Pennsylvania 36.7 (32.6, 40.9)
Puerto Rico 28.1 (27.3, 28.9)
Rhode Island 28.0 (24.9, 31.3)
South Carolina 32.2 (27.3, 37.5)
South Dakota 27.1 (19.0, 37.1)
Tennessee 31.7 (23.4, 41.2)
Texas 35.8 (34.3, 37.3)
Utah 27.5 (25.4, 29.7)
Vermont 25.5 (17.9, 35.0)
Virginia 24.5 (21.2, 28.2)
Washington 31.8 (29.0, 34.9)
West Virginia 37.1 (28.8, 46.3)
Wisconsin 33.9 (27.5, 41.0)
Wyoming 32.7 (27.7, 38.0)

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