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Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps

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Percent of adults aged 18 years and older who have obesity †
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Obesity is defined as body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30.0; BMI was calculated from self-reported weight and height (weight [kg]/ height [m²).Respondents reporting weight < 50 pounds or ≥ 650 pounds; height < 3 feet or ≥ 8 feet; or BMI: <12 or ≥ 100 were excluded.Pregnant respondents were also excluded.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System -
National includes 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Suggested Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity.Data, Trend and Maps [online]. [accessed Jul 22, 2024]. URL: