Obesity rates in Arizona in 2023

What is the obesity rate in Arizona?

In Arizona, 30.9% 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 37.1% of this population. The obesity rate is higher for Female (31%) in Arizona. Find also the relationship between income/education and obesity in Arizona.

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 Arizona

Year Obesity rate in Arizona Obesity rate in the USA
2011 25.1% 27.4%
2012 26% 27.7%
2013 26.8% 28.3%
2014 28.9% 28.9%
2015 28.4% 28.9%
2016 29% 29.6%
2017 29.5% 30.1%
2018 29.5% 30.9%
2019 31.4% 31.4%
2020 30.9% 31.9%

Obesity rates by age group in Arizona

What age group has the highest obesity rate in Arizona?

In Arizona, the age group with the highest incidence of obesity is 45 - 54 years old. 37.1% of the population is obese.

The age group with the lowest obesity rate is 18 - 24 years old, with 20.5% of this population.

  • 20.5% of people 18 - 24 years old are obese.
  • 32.4% of people 25 - 34 years old are obese.
  • 36.5% of people 35 - 44 years old are obese.
  • 37.1% of people 45 - 54 years old are obese.
  • 33.8% of people 55 - 64 years old are obese.
  • 25.8% of people 65 or older years old are obese.

Obesity rates by age group in Arizona

Age range Obesity rate in Arizona Sample size
18 - 24 20.5% 554
25 - 34 32.4% 947
35 - 44 36.5% 1,091
45 - 54 37.1% 1,356
55 - 64 33.8% 1,742
65 or older 25.8% 3,477

Obesity rates by gender in Arizona

Which gender has the highest rate of obesity in Arizona?

The obesity rate is higher for Females (31%) in Arizona. Male obesity rate is 30.8%.

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 Arizona

Year Females Males
2011 25.8% 24.4%
2012 25.6% 26.4%
2013 27.1% 26.5%
2014 28.8% 29.1%
2015 27.1% 29.6%
2016 27.8% 30.2%
2017 28.8% 30.1%
2018 28% 31%
2019 32.1% 30.7%
2020 31% 30.8%

Obesity rates by income and education in Arizona

In Arizona, the income group with the highest incidence of obesity is $50,000 - $74,999. 34.8% of the population is obese.

The income group with the lowest obesity rate is $75,000 or greater, with 29.3% of this population.

  • 34.7% of people Less than $15,000 yearly income in Arizona are obese.
  • 33.8% of people $15,000 - $24,999 yearly income in Arizona are obese.
  • 30.6% of people $25,000 - $34,999 yearly income in Arizona are obese.
  • 32% of people $35,000 - $49,999 yearly income in Arizona are obese.
  • 34.8% of people $50,000 - $74,999 yearly income in Arizona are obese.
  • 29.3% of people $75,000 or greater yearly income in Arizona are obese.

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

Obesity rates by income in Arizona

Yearly income Obesity rate
Less than $15,000 34.7%
$15,000 - $24,999 33.8%
$25,000 - $34,999 30.6%
$35,000 - $49,999 32%
$50,000 - $74,999 34.8%
$75,000 or greater 29.3%

Obesity rates by education in Arizona

Education group Obesity rate
College graduate 27.2%
High school graduate 32.5%
Less than high school 36.1%
Some college or technical school 32%