obesity – adult

Why this is important: Obesity increases the risk of respiratory problems and chronic health conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.

Definition: Percent of adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher. BMI is based on height and weight and is calculated as: BMI = (weight in pounds / height in inches) X 703.

Data Source: Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, supported in part by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement U58/SO000047-3 through 4 (2013-2014), NU58/DP006066-1 through 5 (2015-2019), NU58/DP006865-1 through 2 (2020-2021). Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.



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