Obesity rates in Oklahoma in 2023

What is the obesity rate in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma, 36.4% 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 44.1% of this population. The obesity rate is higher for Female (38.6%) in Oklahoma. Find also the relationship between income/education and obesity in Oklahoma.

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 Oklahoma

Year Obesity rate in Oklahoma Obesity rate in the USA
2011 31.1% 27.4%
2012 32.2% 27.7%
2013 32.5% 28.3%
2014 33% 28.9%
2015 33.9% 28.9%
2016 32.8% 29.6%
2017 36.5% 30.1%
2018 34.8% 30.9%
2019 36.8% 31.4%
2020 36.4% 31.9%

Obesity rates by age group in Oklahoma

What age group has the highest obesity rate in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma, the age group with the highest incidence of obesity is 45 - 54 years old. 44.1% of the population is obese.

The age group with the lowest obesity rate is 18 - 24 years old, with 24.1% of this population.

  • 24.1% of people 18 - 24 years old are obese.
  • 37.3% of people 25 - 34 years old are obese.
  • 41.7% of people 35 - 44 years old are obese.
  • 44.1% of people 45 - 54 years old are obese.
  • 42.3% of people 55 - 64 years old are obese.
  • 29.9% of people 65 or older years old are obese.

Obesity rates by age group in Oklahoma

Age range Obesity rate in Oklahoma Sample size
18 - 24 24.1% 296
25 - 34 37.3% 512
35 - 44 41.7% 577
45 - 54 44.1% 678
55 - 64 42.3% 783
65 or older 29.9% 1684

Obesity rates by gender in Oklahoma

Which gender has the highest rate of obesity in Oklahoma?

The obesity rate is higher for Females (38.6%) in Oklahoma. Male obesity rate is 34.3%.

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 Oklahoma

Year Females Males
2011 31.5% 30.6%
2012 31.4% 33.1%
2013 32.2% 32.9%
2014 32.5% 33.5%
2015 34% 33.7%
2016 32.2% 33.3%
2017 36.1% 36.9%
2018 37% 32.8%
2019 37.2% 36.4%
2020 38.6% 34.3%

Obesity rates by income and education in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, the income group with the highest incidence of obesity is Less than $15,000. 42.2% of the population is obese.

The income group with the lowest obesity rate is $75,000 or greater, with 34.9% of this population.

  • 42.2% of people Less than $15,000 yearly income in Oklahoma are obese.
  • 36.5% of people $15,000 - $24,999 yearly income in Oklahoma are obese.
  • 38.1% of people $25,000 - $34,999 yearly income in Oklahoma are obese.
  • 39.6% of people $35,000 - $49,999 yearly income in Oklahoma are obese.
  • 38.5% of people $50,000 - $74,999 yearly income in Oklahoma are obese.
  • 34.9% of people $75,000 or greater yearly income in Oklahoma are obese.

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

Obesity rates by income in Oklahoma

Yearly income Obesity rate
Less than $15,000 42.2%
$15,000 - $24,999 36.5%
$25,000 - $34,999 38.1%
$35,000 - $49,999 39.6%
$50,000 - $74,999 38.5%
$75,000 or greater 34.9%

Obesity rates by education in Oklahoma

Education group Obesity rate
College graduate 33.3%
High school graduate 37.2%
Less than high school 37.6%
Some college or technical school 38.7%