Health Behaviors and Social Determinants of Health
Percent of adults that report a BMI >= 30 (Obesity)
A BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or higher is considered and indicator of obesity.
Story Behind the Curve
The BMI is one way to tell whether you are at a normal weight, are overweight, or have obesity. It measures your weight in relation to your height and provides a score to help place you in a category:
- normal weight: BMI of 18.5 to 24.9
- overweight: BMI of 25 to 29.9
- obesity: BMI of 30 or higher
More than 87% of adults with Diabetes are overweight or obese. It isn't clear why people who are overweight are more likely to develop this disease.