Adult overweight and obesity rates in Arkansas by ethnicity 2018

This statistic depicts the overweight and obesity rates for adults in Arkansas in 2018, by ethnicity. In that year, 70 percent of black adults in Arkansas were obese or overweight. Although once believed to be primarily a developed world issue, overweight and obesity is becoming more of a problem in developing nations as well.

Overweight and obesity rates for adults in Arkansas in 2018, by ethnicity

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Source

Release date

2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

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.
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