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Adults who are Overweight or Obese

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who are overweight or obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight and dividing it by their height squared in metric units (BMI = Weight (Kg)/[Height (m) ^ 2]). A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight and a BMI >=30 is considered obese.

Adults who are Overweight or Obese

67.2
70.1
Comparison: FL Counties 

64.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Hillsborough

Located in:
  • Region: Tampa Bay
  • State: Florida

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Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Diabetes, Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
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Why is this important?

The percentage of overweight and obese adults is an indicator of the overall health and lifestyle of a community. Being overweight or obese affects quality of life and puts individuals at risk for developing many diseases, especially heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. Losing weight helps to prevent and control these diseases. Being overweight or obese also carries significant economic costs due to increased healthcare spending and lost earnings.

Adults who are Overweight or Obese : Time Series

2007: 64.2 2010: 64.6

percent

Adults who are Overweight or Obese by Age

18-44: 60.5 45-64: 69.2 65+: 63.5 Overall: 64.6

percent

Adults who are Overweight or Obese by Gender

Female: 57.1 Male: 72.4 Overall: 64.6

percent

Adults who are Overweight or Obese by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 77.3 Hispanic: 70.1 White: 63.1 Overall: 64.6

percent

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Adults who are Overweight or Obese

Comparison: Prior Value 

64.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Hillsborough

Located in:
  • Region: Tampa Bay
  • State: Florida

View Every County

Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight, Health / Diabetes, Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this important?

The percentage of overweight and obese adults is an indicator of the overall health and lifestyle of a community. Being overweight or obese affects quality of life and puts individuals at risk for developing many diseases, especially heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. Losing weight helps to prevent and control these diseases. Being overweight or obese also carries significant economic costs due to increased healthcare spending and lost earnings.

Adults who are Overweight or Obese : Time Series

2007: 64.2 2010: 64.6

percent

Adults who are Overweight or Obese by Age

18-44: 60.5 45-64: 69.2 65+: 63.5 Overall: 64.6

percent

Adults who are Overweight or Obese by Gender

Female: 57.1 Male: 72.4 Overall: 64.6

percent

Adults who are Overweight or Obese by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 77.3 Hispanic: 70.1 White: 63.1 Overall: 64.6

percent

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