Overweight and obesity rates for adults in Alabama in 2017, by ethnicity
Adult overweight and obesity rates in Alabama by ethnicity 2017
This statistic depicts the overweight and obesity rates for adults in Alabama in 2017, by ethnicity. In that year, 68 percent of white adults in Alabama were overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity can increase risk of developing many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Overweight and obesity rates for adults in Alabama in 2017, by ethnicity
Overweight and obesity rate
White68%
Black74.9%
Hispanic*79%
Asian/Pacific Islander*-
American Indian/Alaska Native79.7%
Other72.9%
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

Approximately 350,000

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Racial/ethnic groups are mutually exclusive. Percentages are weighted to reflect population characteristics. 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. Data based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an ongoing, state-based, random-digit-dialed telephone survey of non-institutionalized civilian adults aged 18 years and older. Information about the BRFSS is available at http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.html.
* Not sufficient data.
Release date represents the date figures were accessed.

Adult overweight and obesity rates in Alabama by ethnicity 2017
This statistic depicts the overweight and obesity rates for adults in Alabama in 2017, by ethnicity. In that year, 68 percent of white adults in Alabama were overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity can increase risk of developing many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
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