## What is the obesity rate in Vermont?

In Vermont, 26.3% 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 31.1% of this population. The obesity rate is higher for Female (26.4%) in Vermont. Find also the relationship between income/education and obesity in Vermont.

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

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

2011 | 25.4% | 27.4% |

2012 | 23.7% | 27.7% |

2013 | 24.7% | 28.3% |

2014 | 24.8% | 28.9% |

2015 | 25.1% | 28.9% |

2016 | 27.1% | 29.6% |

2017 | 27.6% | 30.1% |

2018 | 27.5% | 30.9% |

2019 | 26.6% | 31.4% |

2020 | 26.3% | 31.9% |

## Obesity rates by age group in Vermont

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

In Vermont, the age group with the highest incidence of obesity is 45 - 54 years old. 31.1% of the population is obese.

The age group with the lowest obesity rate is 18 - 24 years old, with 15.2% of this population.

- 15.2% of people 18 - 24 years old are obese.
- 26.6% of people 25 - 34 years old are obese.
- 27.2% of people 35 - 44 years old are obese.
- 31.1% of people 45 - 54 years old are obese.
- 29.5% of people 55 - 64 years old are obese.
- 26.1% of people 65 or older years old are obese.

### Obesity rates by age group in Vermont

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

18 - 24 | 15.2% | 225 |

25 - 34 | 26.6% | 420 |

35 - 44 | 27.2% | 655 |

45 - 54 | 31.1% | 885 |

55 - 64 | 29.5% | 1,362 |

65 or older | 26.1% | 2,309 |

## Obesity rates by gender in Vermont

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

The obesity rate is higher for Females (26.4%) in Vermont. Male obesity rate is 26.1%.

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 Vermont

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

2011 | 23.6% | 27.3% |

2012 | 23% | 24.4% |

2013 | 23.8% | 25.7% |

2014 | 24.2% | 25.3% |

2015 | 25.6% | 24.7% |

2016 | 26.2% | 27.9% |

2017 | 27.2% | 28% |

2018 | 27.2% | 27.7% |

2019 | 25.7% | 27.6% |

2020 | 26.4% | 26.1% |

## Obesity rates by income and education in Vermont

In Vermont, the income group with the highest incidence of obesity is Less than $15,000. 37.2% of the population is obese.

The income group with the lowest obesity rate is $75,000 or greater, with 22% of this population.

- 37.2% of people Less than $15,000 yearly income in Vermont are obese.
- 32.4% of people $15,000 - $24,999 yearly income in Vermont are obese.
- 28.7% of people $25,000 - $34,999 yearly income in Vermont are obese.
- 24.9% of people $35,000 - $49,999 yearly income in Vermont are obese.
- 28.3% of people $50,000 - $74,999 yearly income in Vermont are obese.
- 22% of people $75,000 or greater yearly income in Vermont are obese.

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

### Obesity rates by income in Vermont

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

Less than $15,000 | 37.2% |

$15,000 - $24,999 | 32.4% |

$25,000 - $34,999 | 28.7% |

$35,000 - $49,999 | 24.9% |

$50,000 - $74,999 | 28.3% |

$75,000 or greater | 22% |

### Obesity rates by education in Vermont

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

College graduate | 19.5% |

High school graduate | 30.1% |

Less than high school | 37.7% |

Some college or technical school | 28.4% |