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Obesity Rates for Adults (San Diego County, 2011-2012)

Percent of adults overweight or obese in San Diego County, by race/ethnicity, 2011-2012.

  • 71.5% of African American adults in San Diego County are overweight or obese, nearly 3 out of 4 and greater than the rate for White adults (56.8%).
     
  • 69.1% of Latino adults in San Diego County are overweight or obese, more than 2 out of 3 and greater than the rate for White adults (56.8%).
     
  • 34.9% of Asians in San Diego County are overweight or obese.

 

African American

Latino

Native American/ Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

White

Percentage of Adults Overweight or Obese, San Diego County, 2011-2012

71.5

69.1

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34.9

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56.8

Definition: For adults, "overweight or obese" includes the respondents who have a Body Mass Index of 25 or greater. BMI is calculated by dividing weight (in kilograms) by height squared (in meters). Dashes indicate that the prevalence estimate was statistically unstable or unavailable.

Source: 
California Health Interview Survey, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
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