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 from 2011 to 2019. Champaign County’s adult obesity rate fell from 2011 to 2015, increased in 2016, slightly decreased in 2017, but reached its peak in 2019. No data is available for 2018. The adult obesity rates for Champaign County, Illinois, and the United States were all above 30% in 2019, with the Champaign County rate far surpassing the state and national rates.

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 the most recent previous years that data is available. Therefore, the 2022 County Health Rankings (“Reporting Year” in the table) uses data from 2019 (“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 May 18, 2022, 15:48 (CDT)
Created February 6, 2020, 14:21 (CST)