## What is the obesity rate in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, 29.2% 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 34.2% of this population. The obesity rate is higher for Female (30%) in Connecticut. Find also the relationship between income/education and obesity in Connecticut.

- What is the obesity rate in Connecticut?
- Which gender has the highest rate of obesity in Connecticut?
- What is the obesity rate in Connecticut 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 Connecticut

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

2011 | 24.5% | 27.4% |

2012 | 25.6% | 27.7% |

2013 | 25% | 28.3% |

2014 | 26.3% | 28.9% |

2015 | 25.3% | 28.9% |

2016 | 26% | 29.6% |

2017 | 26.9% | 30.1% |

2018 | 27.4% | 30.9% |

2019 | 29.1% | 31.4% |

2020 | 29.2% | 31.9% |

## Obesity rates by age group in Connecticut

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

In Connecticut, the age group with the highest incidence of obesity is 45 - 54 years old. 34.2% of the population is obese.

The age group with the lowest obesity rate is 18 - 24 years old, with 18.2% of this population.

- 18.2% of people 18 - 24 years old are obese.
- 28.4% of people 25 - 34 years old are obese.
- 34.1% of people 35 - 44 years old are obese.
- 34.2% of people 45 - 54 years old are obese.
- 31.2% of people 55 - 64 years old are obese.
- 27.6% of people 65 or older years old are obese.

### Obesity rates by age group in Connecticut

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

18 - 24 | 18.2% | 454 |

25 - 34 | 28.4% | 791 |

35 - 44 | 34.1% | 955 |

45 - 54 | 34.2% | 1,380 |

55 - 64 | 31.2% | 1,787 |

65 or older | 27.6% | 2,563 |

## Obesity rates by gender in Connecticut

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

The obesity rate is higher for Females (30%) in Connecticut. Male obesity rate is 28.4%.

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 Connecticut

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

2011 | 23.6% | 25.4% |

2012 | 24.1% | 27.1% |

2013 | 24.4% | 25.5% |

2014 | 26% | 26.5% |

2015 | 23.9% | 26.6% |

2016 | 25% | 26.9% |

2017 | 24.4% | 29.3% |

2018 | 26.4% | 28.4% |

2019 | 28.3% | 29.9% |

2020 | 30% | 28.4% |

## Obesity rates by income and education in Connecticut

In Connecticut, the income group with the highest incidence of obesity is Less than $15,000. 41.1% of the population is obese.

The income group with the lowest obesity rate is $25,000 - $34,999, with 25.2% of this population.

- 41.1% of people Less than $15,000 yearly income in Connecticut are obese.
- 40.8% of people $15,000 - $24,999 yearly income in Connecticut are obese.
- 25.2% of people $25,000 - $34,999 yearly income in Connecticut are obese.
- 32.8% of people $35,000 - $49,999 yearly income in Connecticut are obese.
- 32.3% of people $50,000 - $74,999 yearly income in Connecticut are obese.
- 26.3% of people $75,000 or greater yearly income in Connecticut are obese.

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

### Obesity rates by income in Connecticut

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

Less than $15,000 | 41.1% |

$15,000 - $24,999 | 40.8% |

$25,000 - $34,999 | 25.2% |

$35,000 - $49,999 | 32.8% |

$50,000 - $74,999 | 32.3% |

$75,000 or greater | 26.3% |

### Obesity rates by education in Connecticut

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

College graduate | 22.6% |

High school graduate | 31.6% |

Less than high school | 37.8% |

Some college or technical school | 32.1% |