DCSIMG

Indicator Profile of Obesity Among Adults

Why Is This Important?

Adults who are obese are at increased risk of morbidity from hypertension, high LDL cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and osteoarthritis.

Percentage of Persons Aged 18 and Older Who are Obese by County, New Jersey 2008-2010

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Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health; 

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Definition

Percentage of respondents who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30.0 kg/m2 calculated from self-reported weight and height. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of respondents who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30.0 kg/m2 calculated from self-reported weight and height.
Denominator: Number of respondents aged 18 years and older for whom BMI can be calculated from their self-reported weight and height (excludes unknowns or refusals for weight and height).

Page Content Updated On 05/22/13, Published on 05/22/13
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Program, Office of Nutrition and Fitness, Division of Family Health Services, New Jersey Department of Health, 140 Front Street, Trenton, NJ 08625, Phone: 609-292-2209, Web: www.nj.gov/health/fhs/shapingnj/index.shtml
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Content updated: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:00:46 EDT