## What is the obesity rate in Oregon?

In Oregon, 28.1% 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 35% of this population. The obesity rate is higher for Female (28.5%) in Oregon. Find also the relationship between income/education and obesity in Oregon.

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

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

2011 | 26.7% | 27.4% |

2012 | 27.3% | 27.7% |

2013 | 26.5% | 28.3% |

2014 | 27.9% | 28.9% |

2015 | 30.1% | 28.9% |

2016 | 28.7% | 29.6% |

2017 | 29.4% | 30.1% |

2018 | 29.9% | 30.9% |

2019 | 29% | 31.4% |

2020 | 28.1% | 31.9% |

## Obesity rates by age group in Oregon

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

In Oregon, the age group with the highest incidence of obesity is 45 - 54 years old. 35% of the population is obese.

The age group with the lowest obesity rate is 18 - 24 years old, with 13.9% of this population.

- 13.9% of people 18 - 24 years old are obese.
- 28.6% of people 25 - 34 years old are obese.
- 33.1% of people 35 - 44 years old are obese.
- 35% of people 45 - 54 years old are obese.
- 29.8% of people 55 - 64 years old are obese.
- 25.5% of people 65 or older years old are obese.

### Obesity rates by age group in Oregon

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

18 - 24 | 13.9% | 383 |

25 - 34 | 28.6% | 640 |

35 - 44 | 33.1% | 711 |

45 - 54 | 35% | 751 |

55 - 64 | 29.8% | 803 |

65 or older | 25.5% | 1,542 |

## Obesity rates by gender in Oregon

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

The obesity rate is higher for Females (28.5%) in Oregon. Male obesity rate is 27.7%.

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 Oregon

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

2011 | 27.2% | 26.3% |

2012 | 27.3% | 27.4% |

2013 | 25% | 28% |

2014 | 28.7% | 27.1% |

2015 | 28.9% | 31.1% |

2016 | 28.8% | 28.7% |

2017 | 30% | 28.7% |

2018 | 30.8% | 29.2% |

2019 | 29% | 29% |

2020 | 28.5% | 27.7% |

## Obesity rates by income and education in Oregon

In Oregon, the income group with the highest incidence of obesity is $50,000 - $74,999. 32.4% of the population is obese.

The income group with the lowest obesity rate is $75,000 or greater, with 25.8% of this population.

- 31.8% of people Less than $15,000 yearly income in Oregon are obese.
- 31% of people $15,000 - $24,999 yearly income in Oregon are obese.
- 27.6% of people $25,000 - $34,999 yearly income in Oregon are obese.
- 30.5% of people $35,000 - $49,999 yearly income in Oregon are obese.
- 32.4% of people $50,000 - $74,999 yearly income in Oregon are obese.
- 25.8% of people $75,000 or greater yearly income in Oregon are obese.

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

### Obesity rates by income in Oregon

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

Less than $15,000 | 31.8% |

$15,000 - $24,999 | 31% |

$25,000 - $34,999 | 27.6% |

$35,000 - $49,999 | 30.5% |

$50,000 - $74,999 | 32.4% |

$75,000 or greater | 25.8% |

### Obesity rates by education in Oregon

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

College graduate | 23.9% |

High school graduate | 31.8% |

Less than high school | 28.5% |

Some college or technical school | 31.5% |