Percentage of adults with a body mass index of 30 or higher based on reported height and weight
About this data measure
- Obesity is a common and costly disease that can cause numerous serious health consequences including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. (Source: CDC)
- Since 2016, the proportion of obese adults in Rhode Island has increased.
- Adults with a household income of less than $15,000 and Black or Hispanic Rhode Islanders are more likely to be obese than other groups.
Measure Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)