Prevalence of arthritis among obese adults U.S. 2015

Percentage of obese adults in the United States with doctor-diagnosed arthritis as of 2015

Prevalence of arthritis among obese adults U.S. 2015 This statistic displays the prevalence of arthritis among obese adults in the United States as of 2015. According to the data, in Alabama 37.9 percent of adults with obesity had some form of arthritis as of 2015.
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Percentage of obese adults in the United States with doctor-diagnosed arthritis as of 2015

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Prevalence of arthritis
West Virginia 41.2%
Kentucky 38%
Alabama 37.9%
Tennessee 37.6%
Arkansas 35%
Maine 34.9%
South Carolina 34.9%
Michigan 34.8%
Missouri 33.7%
Pennsylvania 33.7%
North Carolina 33.5%
Louisiana 33.3%
Oklahoma 33%
Mississippi 32.8%
Ohio 32.6%
Maryland 32.5%
Indiana 32.4%
Oregon 32%
Rhode Island 31.8%
District of Columbia31.6%
Massachusetts 31.5%
New Hampshire 31.4%
Georgia 31.3%
Wyoming 31.2%
Vermont 31.2%
New York 30.9%
Iowa 30.5%
Montana 30.4%
Delaware 30.2%
Kansas 30.1%
Connecticut 29.9%
Washington 29.8%
Virginia 29.6%
Colorado 29.4%
New Mexico 29.3%
New Jersey 29.2%
Idaho 29%
Alaska 28.5%
Nebraska 28.4%
Illinois 28.4%
South Dakota 28.3%
Florida 28.3%
Wisconsin 28.2%
Utah 28%
Minnesota 27.7%
Arizona 27.5%
North Dakota 27.2%
Hawaii 26.8%
Nevada 26.4%
Puerto Rico25.7%
California 24.8%
Texas 24.6%
Guam23.4%
Prevalence of arthritis
West Virginia 41.2%
Kentucky 38%
Alabama 37.9%
Tennessee 37.6%
Arkansas 35%
Maine 34.9%
South Carolina 34.9%
Michigan 34.8%
Missouri 33.7%
Pennsylvania 33.7%
North Carolina 33.5%
Louisiana 33.3%
Oklahoma 33%
Mississippi 32.8%
Ohio 32.6%
Maryland 32.5%
Indiana 32.4%
Oregon 32%
Rhode Island 31.8%
District of Columbia31.6%
Massachusetts 31.5%
New Hampshire 31.4%
Georgia 31.3%
Wyoming 31.2%
Vermont 31.2%
New York 30.9%
Iowa 30.5%
Montana 30.4%
Delaware 30.2%
Kansas 30.1%
Connecticut 29.9%
Washington 29.8%
Virginia 29.6%
Colorado 29.4%
New Mexico 29.3%
New Jersey 29.2%
Idaho 29%
Alaska 28.5%
Nebraska 28.4%
Illinois 28.4%
South Dakota 28.3%
Florida 28.3%
Wisconsin 28.2%
Utah 28%
Minnesota 27.7%
Arizona 27.5%
North Dakota 27.2%
Hawaii 26.8%
Nevada 26.4%
Puerto Rico25.7%
California 24.8%
Texas 24.6%
Guam23.4%
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This statistic displays the prevalence of arthritis among obese adults in the United States as of 2015. According to the data, in Alabama 37.9 percent of adults with obesity had some form of arthritis as of 2015.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015
Number of respondents
441,456 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
Those categorized as obese
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Doctor-diagnosed arthritis was defined as a yes response to the question “Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?”
Obese- Body mass index ≥30; calculated from self-reported height and weight.
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