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/SO000047-2 through 4 (2012-2014), NU58/DP006066-1 through 5 (2015-2019), NU58/DP006865 (2020). Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.