## What is the obesity rate in Wyoming?

In Wyoming, 30.7% of the adult population is obese, according to the Behavioral Risk Factor Monitoring System

The age group with the highest adult incidence of obesity is 45 - 54 years old with 39.9% of this population. The obesity rate is higher for Female (31.4%) in Wyoming. Find also the relationship between income/education and obesity in Wyoming.

- What is the obesity rate in Wyoming?
- Which gender has the highest rate of obesity in Wyoming?
- What is the obesity rate in Wyoming by Income?

#### Defining Adult Obesity

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to define healthy, overweight and obesity. Use the BMI Calculator to find your BMI.

- If your BMI is < 18.5: Underweight range.
- If your BMI is 18.5 to <25: Healthy weight range.
- If your BMI is 25.0 to <30: Overweight range.
- If your BMI <= 30.0: Obesity range.

### Obesity rates evolution in Wyoming

Year | Obesity rate in Wyoming | Obesity rate in the USA |
---|---|---|

2011 | 25% | 27.4% |

2012 | 24.6% | 27.7% |

2013 | 27.8% | 28.3% |

2014 | 29.5% | 28.9% |

2015 | 29% | 28.9% |

2016 | 27.7% | 29.6% |

2017 | 28.8% | 30.1% |

2018 | 29% | 30.9% |

2019 | 29.7% | 31.4% |

2020 | 30.7% | 31.9% |

## Obesity rates by age group in Wyoming

### What age group has the highest obesity rate in Wyoming?

In Wyoming, the age group with the highest incidence of obesity is 45 - 54 years old. 39.9% of the population is obese.

The age group with the lowest obesity rate is 18 - 24 years old, with 19.6% of this population.

- 19.6% of people 18 - 24 years old are obese.
- 28.6% of people 25 - 34 years old are obese.
- 32.7% of people 35 - 44 years old are obese.
- 39.9% of people 45 - 54 years old are obese.
- 32.2% of people 55 - 64 years old are obese.
- 29.6% of people 65 or older years old are obese.

### Obesity rates by age group in Wyoming

Age range | Obesity rate in Wyoming | Sample size |
---|---|---|

18 - 24 | 19.6% | 149 |

25 - 34 | 28.6% | 278 |

35 - 44 | 32.7% | 452 |

45 - 54 | 39.9% | 493 |

55 - 64 | 32.2% | 864 |

65 or older | 29.6% | 2174 |

## Obesity rates by gender in Wyoming

### Which gender has the highest rate of obesity in Wyoming?

The obesity rate is higher for Females (31.4%) in Wyoming. Male obesity rate is 30.1%.

An important risk factor for the onset of obesity is gender. In the majority of the population, women have a twice-as-high risk of being overweight or obese. In addition, women have a twofold higher mortality risk than overweight men and are more likely to experience physical and psychological comorbidities associated with obesity.

### Obesity rates by gender in Wyoming

Year | Females | Males |
---|---|---|

2011 | 23.8% | 26.1% |

2012 | 26.8% | 22.6% |

2013 | 27.4% | 28.2% |

2014 | 29.2% | 29.7% |

2015 | 27.8% | 30.1% |

2016 | 27.2% | 28.2% |

2017 | 28.1% | 29.5% |

2018 | 27.8% | 30.2% |

2019 | 28.5% | 30.7% |

2020 | 31.4% | 30.1% |

## Obesity rates by income and education in Wyoming

In Wyoming, the income group with the highest incidence of obesity is $35,000 - $49,999. 34% of the population is obese.

The income group with the lowest obesity rate is $75,000 or greater, with 29.7% of this population.

- 32.9% of people Less than $15,000 yearly income in Wyoming are obese.
- 31.1% of people $15,000 - $24,999 yearly income in Wyoming are obese.
- 31.6% of people $25,000 - $34,999 yearly income in Wyoming are obese.
- 34% of people $35,000 - $49,999 yearly income in Wyoming are obese.
- 30.4% of people $50,000 - $74,999 yearly income in Wyoming are obese.
- 29.7% of people $75,000 or greater yearly income in Wyoming are obese.

Use our BMI calculator for women or our BMI calculator for men to find what your BMI.

### Obesity rates by income in Wyoming

Yearly income | Obesity rate |
---|---|

Less than $15,000 | 32.9% |

$15,000 - $24,999 | 31.1% |

$25,000 - $34,999 | 31.6% |

$35,000 - $49,999 | 34% |

$50,000 - $74,999 | 30.4% |

$75,000 or greater | 29.7% |

### Obesity rates by education in Wyoming

Education group | Obesity rate |
---|---|

College graduate | 23.1% |

High school graduate | 29.3% |

Less than high school | 34.4% |

Some college or technical school | 33.4% |