Adult Obesity Rate

The adult obesity rate, or the percentage of the county population (age 20 and older) that is obese, or has a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30 [kg/m2], is illustrative of a serious health problem, in Champaign County, statewide, and nationally.

The adult obesity rate data shown here spans only from 2011 to 2017. Champaign County’s adult obesity rate fell from 2011 to 2015, increased in 2016, and slightly decreased in 2017. The adult obesity rates for Champaign County, Illinois, and the United States were all hovering around 30% in 2017.

Obesity is a health problem in and of itself, and is commonly known to exacerbate other health problems. It is included in our set of indicators because it can be easily measured and compared between Champaign County and other areas.

This data was sourced from the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute’s and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. Each year’s County Health Rankings uses data from four years prior. Therefore, the 2021 County Health Rankings (“Reporting Year” in the table) uses data from 2017 (“Data Year” in the table). The survey methodology changed in Reporting Year 2015 for Data Year 2011, which is why the historical data shown here begins in 2011.

Source: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.

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Author Gabriel Lewis
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Last Updated June 10, 2021, 19:52 (CDT)
Created February 6, 2020, 14:21 (CST)