Data & Statistics

Additional Resources

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin)external icon
The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including obesity prevalence, physical inactivity, access to healthy foods, and access to opportunities for physical activity in nearly every county in America. The data comes from CDC surveillance systems like the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the National Center for Health Statistics, and other federal data sources.

Diabetes and Obesity Maps
Age-adjusted prevalence of obesity and diagnosed diabetes among adults, by US county (2004, 2010, 2016). Available as Power Point or PDF.

Healthy People 2030
Leading health indicators and core objectives related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity.

PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
Model-based population-level analysis and community estimates to all counties, places (incorporated and census designated places), census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) across the United States.

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Measures Registryexternal icon
Searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research.

CDC Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity – Legislation
Policy data for 50 US states and the District of Colombia from 2001 to 2017 related to state legislation and regulations on nutrition, physical activity, and obesity in settings such as early care and education centers, restaurants, schools, and workplaces.

Surveillance Systems
Explanation of a series of surveys conducted again and again to monitor long-term trends in public health.

Diagnosed Diabetes
National, state, and county data. Some data are available by age, gender, race-ethnicity, and education.