Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight

Obesity contributes to leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers.

Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

Metrics Calculation

Adults age 18 years and older with a healthy weight. This measure provides crude prevalence estimates (i.e. not age-adjusted) of the civilian, non-institutionalized population. Healthy Weight Adults: Adults 18 years and older with a BMI greater or equal to 18.5 and less than 25. BMI: Body mass index, which is equal to weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared.  For more information, please see: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/

Additional Information

Inclusion Criteria: All non-pregnant survey participants ages 18+ years with height and weight measurements.

Exclusion Criteria: Pregnant females.

 

Two years of data were pooled to create the estimates by population characteristics because of sample size limitations. Due to small sample sizes for NHANES data, 95% confidence intervals are provided, which are important for interpreting the variability around the prevalence point estimates.

 

For insurance estimates, the following definitions are used:  Private insurance excludes plans that pay for only one type of service, such as dental or vision care. Persons covered by both Medicare and Medigap plans are classified as having public coverage. Public coverage includes Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), state-sponsored or other government-sponsored health plan, Medicare (disability), Indian Health Service or military health care (TRICARE, VA, or CHAMP-VA).

 

This measure is calculated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight

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Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight by Age Group

Measure 36b : Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight | Age Group

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Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight by Number of Chronic Conditions

Measure 36b : Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight | Chronic Condition

For more information on how chronic conditions were defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight by Coverage Type

Measure 36b : Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight | Coverage Type

For insurance estimates, the following definitions are used: Private insurance excludes plans that pay for only one type of service, such as dental or vision care. Persons covered by both Medicare and Medigap plans are classified as having public coverage. Public coverage includes Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), state-sponsored or other government-sponsored health plan, Medicare (disability), Indian Health Service or military health care (TRICARE, VA, or CHAMP-VA ).

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Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight by Education Level

Measure 36b : Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight | Education Level

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Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight by Income Level

Measure 36b : Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight | Income Level

Poverty is defined by the Health and Human Services poverty guidelines. For more information on the definition of poverty, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight by Race and Ethnicity

Measure 36b : Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight | Race and Ethnicity

For more information on how race and ethnicity was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight by Self Reported Health Status

Measure 36b : Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight | Self Reported Health Status

Sex

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Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight by Sex

Measure 36b : Percentage of Adults with a Healthy Weight | Sex