Prevalence of self-reported obesity among U.S. by race/ethnicity, adults by state and territory, BRFSS, 2012-14
Corporate Authors:National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity.
Description:Prevalence of self-reported obesity among non-Hispanic white adults, by state and territory, BRFSS, 2012-2014 -- Prevalence of self-reported obesity among non-Hispanic black adults, by state and territory, BRFSS, 2012-2014 -- Prevalence of self-reported obesity among Hispanic adults, by state and territory, BRFSS, 2012-2014.
• Obesity: Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher.
• Body Mass Index (BMI): A measure of an adult’s weight in relation to his or her height, calculated by using the adult’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his or her height in meters.
Source of the Data
• The data were collected through the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ongoing, state-based, telephone interview survey conducted by state health departments with assistance from CDC.
• Height and weight data used in the BMI calculations were self-reported.
Title from document properties: DNPAO State Obesity Prevalence Map 2012-2014
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