Relevant Population CharacteristicsThe lowest rates of obesity are seen for adults aged 18 to 34, with a little more than half (51.2%) overweight or obese (crude rate). Males generally have higher rates of obesity than females, regardless of age.
When the effect of the differences in age for different populations is accounted for (in other words, age-adjusted rate), Hispanic adults have higher age-adjusted rates of overweight/obesity compared to non-Hispanic adults (71.8% vs. 62.1%). The age-adjusted rate of overweight/obesity for Asian adults is the lowest in the state (46.1%). Among adults 25 and over, adults with a college education or higher had the lowest age-adjusted rate of all education groups (63.1%).
Data reported above are from 2018, except race, which uses data from 2017 and 2018.
For a comprehensive view of national data on relevant population characteristics, see [https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db288.pdf].
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