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Adults who are Obese (CDC)

The percentage of adults (aged 18 and up) who are obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI). During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9%) have obesity. For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the "body mass index" (BMI). BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat. An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight. An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.

Measurement Period: 2012
Value: 27.5
HP 2020 Target:Healthy People 2020 target: Reduce the proportion of adults (ages 20 and up) who are obese to 30.5%.





HP 2020

  • 19.4
  • 29.4
  • 39.5

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  • Adults who are Obese; Female (CDC)
      Low: 19.5             High: 43.9
  • Adults who are Obese; Male (CDC)
      Low: 20.8             High: 40.9

Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2012 27.5
    2011 28
    2010 28.4
    2009 30.6
    2008 29
    2007 28.9
    2006 27.5
    2005 26.54
    2004 24.7

Peer Counties

  • Peers included in this indicator: Lake, CA; Tehama, CA; Highlands, FL; Floyd, GA; McCracken, KY; Allegany, MD; Brunswick, NC; Belmont, OH; Jefferson, OH; Coos, OR; Carter, TN; Henderson, TX;

  • 27.5
    • 26.6
    • 30.6
    • 33.6
  • Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics. Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.

    This county has 34 peer counties

    Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 24 were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty, Age

    All Peer Counties for Allegany

    DeKalb, AL; Walker, AL; Garland, AR; Lake, CA; Tehama, CA; Highlands, FL; Floyd, GA; Vermilion, IL; Williamson, IL; Wayne, IN; McCracken, KY; Allegany, MD; Buchanan, MO; Jasper, MO; St. Francois, MO; Brunswick, NC; Steuben, NY; Sullivan, NY; Belmont, OH; Jefferson, OH; Garfield, OK; Coos, OR; Crawford, PA; Lawrence, PA; Venango, PA; Greenwood, SC; Carter, TN; Henderson, TX; Lynchburg, VA; Roanoke, VA; Chelan, WA; Grays Harbor, WA; Walla Walla, WA; Marion, WV; Wood, WV;



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