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State of Alaska

Complete Health Indicator Report of Obesity - Adults (18+) (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 4B)

Definition

Percentage of adults 18 years of age and older who are obese as defined by a body mass index (BMI) of >=30.0 as computed by the [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)]. BMI is calculated as self-reported weight ("About how much do you weigh without shoes?") in kilograms divided by self-reported height ("About how tall are you without shoes?") in meters squared.

Numerator

Weighted number of adults (18+) who have a BMI of >=30.0 calculated from self-reported weight ("About how much do you weigh without shoes?") and height ("About how tall are you without shoes?") on the BRFSS, excluding women who are pregnant and biologically implausible values.

Denominator

Weighted number of adults (18+) for whom BMI can be calculated from their self-reported weight and height on the BRFSS, excluding women who are pregnant, biologically implausible values, or "Do not know/Not Sure" or "Refused" responses.

Data Interpretation Issues

Post-stratification weights were used for Alaska prior to 2006; raking weights were used from 2007 onward. For more on this methodological change see: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/method.aspx]. Alaska data were obtained from the Standard BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental BRFSS surveys combined from 2004 onward. The Supplemental BRFSS survey is conducted using identical methodology as the Standard BRFSS and allows a doubling of the BRFSS sample size for those measures included in both surveys. Alaska Native people in analyses of the BRFSS refers to any mention of American Indian or Alaska Native heritage when enumerating racial and ethnic background. Individuals who indicate multiple races including American Indian/Alaska Native are considered Alaska Native in the data. When race and ethnicity are consider concurrently, Hispanic individuals with American Indian/Alaska Native heritage are combined into the Alaska Native (any mention) group and removed from the Hispanic class. This definition of the Alaska Native group is intended to conform to the eligibility requirements for access to Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium health care services.

Why Is This Important?

Leading health officials state that obesity is the predominant public health threat of our lifetimes.^1^ If obesity rates aren't stabilized and reversed, the medical care costs associated with treating obesity-related chronic disease will threaten the government's ability to fund Medicare and Medicaid. By 2030, the state will be paying $300 million per year in obesity-related costs, a six-fold increase since 2010 ($46 million).^2^ Obesity and overweight are determined by calculating Body Mass Index (BMI) from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people, and it is used to screen for weight categories that increase the risk of health problems. Obesity is expected to overtake tobacco as the leading cause of death.^3^ It already surpasses tobacco in estimates of annual medical costs in Alaska ($459 million vs. $318 million).^4^ Alaska's obesity-related Medicaid costs will be $684 million annually by 2030 if rates continue as predicted.^2^ The responsibility for this dramatic change in our state's population is both personal and societal. Government is already invested by paying the medical costs related to the chronic disease consequences associated with obesity in an ever-rising Medicaid budget. Obesity increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, and some types of cancer. It also negatively affects physical performance, life expectancy, and quality of life.^5^ Due to obesity, this generation of children is predicted to have a shorter lifespan than their parents.^6^[[br]] [[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont 1. State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Press Release. June 25, 2012. [http://dhss.alaska.gov/News/Documents/press/2012/ASDObesityPrevalence_PR_06252012.pdf] 2. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 2011. Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control Program: 2010-2011 Status Report. Accessed at [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Documents/Obesity/pubs/10-11ObesityStatus_web.pdf]. November 22, 2017. 3. Mokdad AH, Marks JS, Stroup DF, Gerberding JL. (2004) Actual Causes of Death in the United States, 2000. JAMA. 2004;291(10):1238-1245. doi:10.1001/jama.291.10.1238. 4. Trogdon JG, Finkelstein EA, Feagan CW, Cohen JW. State- and Payer-Specific Estimates of Annual Medical Expenditures Attributable to Obesity. Obesity 2012;20(1):214-20. 5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity 2001. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44206/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK44206.pdf]. Published 2001. Accessed October 12, 2016. 6. Olshansky SJ, Passaro DJ, Hershow RC, Layden J, et al. A Potential Decline in Life Expectancy in the United States in the 21st Century. N Engl J Med 2005;352(11):1138-45. }}

Other Objectives

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Indicator: Reduce the percentage of adults (age 18 years and older) who meet criteria for obesity (body mass index of >=30 kg/(m*m)) to 27% by 2020. Related Objectives: Healthy People Objective NWS-9: Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese U.S. Target: 30.5% as measured by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for adults 20 years of age and older. The Healthy People objective for adult obesity based upon clinical examination of height and weight cannot be matched by the self-reported measures obtained by the BRFSS. The definition of adult also differs between the two surveillance systems with NHANES using individuals who are 20 years of age and older and the BRFSS defining adults as individuals who are 18 years of age and older.

How Are We Doing?

The percentage of Alaska adults who are obese has steadily increased over the past 17 years, more than doubling since 1991 (13.4%). As of 2016, the prevalence of obesity among Alaska adults has exceeded 30%. Additional statistics on obesity burden are available at: [http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/chronic/obesity/resources.htm]. Prevalence rates for obesity from the BRFSS are initially presented for all Alaskans, Alaska Native people, and the median from states, District of Columbia, and territories for all available years. Subsequent analyses by demographic subpopulations (i.e., sex, age, race/ethnicity, ethnicity, marital status, education, employment status, income, and poverty status) are limited to 2010 and later to allow for ease in assessing recent trends. The rates of obesity by regions of Alaska are presented for the most recent time period allowing reporting for all Alaskans and Alaska Native people: 1) single-year for the 7 Alaska Public Health Regions, 2) three-year averages by the 5 Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistics Areas and rural remainder, 3) single-year for the 10 behavioral health assessment regions based upon aggregations of 20,000 population, 4) three-year averages for 29 boroughs and census areas, and 5) five-year averages for the 12 tribal health organization regions. These time intervals match those for the InstantAtlas health profiles for each of the geographic regionalizes of Alaska for those desiring longer time series.

What Is Being Done?

The mission of the Obesity Prevention and Control Program is to prevent and reduce obesity among Alaskans though the promotion of physical activity and good nutrition. The program: [[br]]a) manages the Play Every Day campaign, Community Nutrition efforts, Early Care and Education (ECE) Obesity Prevention Partnerships, the Obesity Prevention School Partnerships and supports Healthy Futures; [[br]]b) serves as a credible source of information on the causes, health and economic consequences of obesity; [[br]]c) provides information to the public, health professionals, and the media; [[br]]d) maintains systematic collection, analysis, evaluation and reporting of obesity prevalence and related physical activity and nutrition behaviors; [[br]]e) identifies population groups at greatest risk for the health threats of obesity; [[br]]f) develops partnerships with and provides leadership to a wide variety of private and public agencies; [[br]]g) provides technical advice and support to partners in implementing obesity prevention strategies; [[br]]h) facilitates the Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids that works to prevent childhood obesity; and [[br]]i) facilitates the Alaska Food Policy Council that works to strengthen Alaska's food systems to spur local economic development, increase food security, and improve nutrition and health.


Related Indicators

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


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Graphical Data Views

Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, and U.S., 1991-2020

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Alaska ComparisonsYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 89
All Alaskans199113.4%11.1%16.1%
All Alaskans199212.2%10.0%14.8%
All Alaskans199313.6%11.2%16.5%
All Alaskans199413.1%11.0%15.6%
All Alaskans199519.1%16.3%22.3%
All Alaskans199616.6%13.9%19.7%
All Alaskans199719.6%16.8%22.7%
All Alaskans199821.2%18.7%23.9%
All Alaskans199920.4%18.0%22.9%
All Alaskans200021.1%18.7%23.7%
All Alaskans200122.0%19.9%24.2%
All Alaskans200223.5%21.0%26.3%
All Alaskans200323.7%21.5%26.1%
All Alaskans200423.0%21.4%24.7%
All Alaskans200525.6%23.9%27.3%
All Alaskans200626.0%24.1%28.0%
All Alaskans200728.1%26.2%30.2%
All Alaskans200828.5%26.5%30.5%
All Alaskans200926.9%24.9%29.0%
All Alaskans201029.2%26.5%32.0%9003,061
All Alaskans201127.8%26.0%29.6%1,6335,748
All Alaskans201228.1%26.3%29.9%2,3307,833
All Alaskans201329.5%27.9%31.1%2,5508,741
All Alaskans201429.7%28.1%31.3%2,5908,537
All Alaskans201529.5%27.8%31.3%2,3397,636
All Alaskans201631.1%29.2%33.1%2,1506,814
All Alaskans201733.1%31.1%35.1%2,1226,568
Alaska Native people199115.7%11.8%20.6%
Alaska Native people199221.0%14.4%29.7%
Alaska Native people199317.4%12.8%23.3%
Alaska Native people199417.7%13.2%23.3%
Alaska Native people199517.0%11.9%23.7%
Alaska Native people199624.5%18.3%31.9%
Alaska Native people199721.9%16.1%29.2%
Alaska Native people199828.6%22.7%35.4%
Alaska Native people199930.7%24.5%37.6%
Alaska Native people200029.0%22.4%36.7%
Alaska Native people200127.5%22.9%32.7%
Alaska Native people200232.8%26.5%39.8%
Alaska Native people200324.0%19.5%29.1%
Alaska Native people200424.6%21.3%28.3%
Alaska Native people200532.6%28.7%36.7%
Alaska Native people200627.2%23.3%31.5%
Alaska Native people200733.9%29.4%38.8%
Alaska Native people200837.5%32.9%42.4%
Alaska Native people200932.2%27.6%37.2%
Alaska Native people201031.4%25.2%38.4%192579
Alaska Native people201134.5%30.2%39.2%40010,106
Alaska Native people201234.9%30.9%39.0%6141,674
Alaska Native people201333.7%29.9%37.7%5231,491
Alaska Native people201433.8%30.2%37.5%4971,361
Alaska Native people201537.3%33.5%41.2%5431,420
Alaska Native people201637.5%32.9%42.3%4701,215
Alaska Native people201735.7%30.8%40.9%4301,136
U.S.199112.6%
U.S.199212.6%
U.S.199313.7%
U.S.199414.4%
U.S.199515.8%
U.S.199616.8%
U.S.199716.6%
U.S.199818.3%
U.S.199919.7%
U.S.200020.1%
U.S.200121.0%
U.S.200222.1%
U.S.200322.8%
U.S.200423.1%
U.S.200524.4%
U.S.200625.1%
U.S.200726.3%
U.S.200826.6%
U.S.200927.2%
U.S.201027.6%
U.S.201127.8%
U.S.201227.6%
U.S.201328.9%
U.S.201429.6%
U.S.201529.8%
U.S.201630.1%
U.S.201731.6%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201327.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201427.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201527.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201627.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201727.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201827.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201927.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202027.0%

Data Notes

U.S. values are based upon the median value of the states, District of Columbia, and territories.

Data Sources

  • Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • U.S. Data: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by sex, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Males vs. FemalesYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 24
Males201027.6%23.9%31.7%4001,429
Males201128.0%25.4%30.6%7832,760
Males201228.3%25.9%30.8%1,1433,801
Males201328.6%26.5%30.8%1,2284,138
Males201429.0%26.9%31.2%1,2424,027
Males201528.4%26.2%30.8%1,1483,654
Males201631.5%28.9%34.3%1,0653,238
Males201732.4%29.8%35.1%1,0443,272
Females201031.0%27.3%35.0%5001,632
Females201127.5%25.1%30.1%8502,988
Females201227.8%25.3%30.5%1,1874,032
Females201330.5%28.1%33.0%1,3224,603
Females201430.5%28.2%33.0%1,3484,510
Females201530.8%28.3%33.5%1,1913,982
Females201630.6%27.9%33.6%1,0853,576
Females201733.8%31.0%36.8%1,0783,296
Healthy Alaskans Goal201327.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201427.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201527.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201627.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201727.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201827.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201927.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202027.0%

Data Notes

The sex of the respondent is only asked if necessary.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by age group, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Age Group: 18-24,25-34,35-44,45-64,65+YearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 48
18-24201016.5%9.7%26.2%25131
18-24201116.0%11.1%22.6%57324
18-24201210.2%7.6%13.6%78537
18-24201315.7%12.1%20.1%105604
18-24201415.0%11.5%19.3%83470
18-24201521.2%16.1%27.3%84425
18-24201619.0%14.0%25.3%65372
18-24201720.5%15.5%26.7%83405
25-34201026.0%19.4%33.9%94387
25-34201124.4%20.1%29.2%181784
25-34201228.1%24.2%32.4%3471,204
25-34201329.9%25.8%34.2%3291,179
25-34201426.3%22.4%30.6%260982
25-34201527.4%23.1%32.1%230852
25-34201627.6%22.9%32.8%197683
25-34201729.3%24.5%34.5%199724
35-44201031.7%25.5%38.6%160531
35-44201131.5%27.4%35.9%320993
35-44201231.7%27.2%36.6%3891,231
35-44201331.5%27.5%35.7%4011,348
35-44201433.1%29.1%37.3%3991,269
35-44201534.4%29.9%39.2%3401,001
35-44201639.6%34.4%45.1%292854
35-44201735.6%30.5%41.0%293849
45-64201035.2%31.4%39.2%4681,447
45-64201131.8%29.2%34.6%7842,584
45-64201232.1%29.3%35.1%1,0903,348
45-64201333.3%30.8%35.9%1,1923,817
45-64201435.1%32.9%37.9%1,2763,766
45-64201532.2%29.8%34.8%1,0833,328
45-64201633.7%30.8%36.7%9812,916
45-64201739.5%36.4%42.7%9612,687
65+201027.4%22.0%33.5%145538
65+201129.6%25.3%34.3%2831,063
65+201230.4%25.8%35.4%4111,455
65+201330.5%27.2%34.0%5181,741
65+201428.9%25.7%32.4%5441,961
65+201530.5%27.0%34.2%5861,954
65+201631.6%27.7%35.8%5991,909
65+201732.4%28.8%36.2%5691,819
Healthy Alaskans Goal201327.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201427.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201527.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201627.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201727.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201827.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201927.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202027.0%

Data Notes

Respondents are asked, "What is your age?", which is coded in years. Responses of Refused are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by race/ethnicity, all Alaskans, 2015-2017 (3-year average)

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Percentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 8
Alaska Native (any mention)36.7%34.1%39.5%1,4423,770
Asian (non-Hispanic)15.4%10.7%21.7%59359
Black (non-Hispanic)44.7%36.3%53.4%115272
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)63.5%50.0%75.1%4789
White (non-Hispanic)29.4%28.3%30.6%4,59415,421
Multiracial/Other (non-Hisp.)39.5%28.1%52.1%58150
Hispanic (alone or multi)30.2%24.6%36.4%178543
Healthy Alaskans Goal27.0%

Data Notes

Race/ethnicity is determined by responses to three questions: [[br]] 1) "Are you Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin?" "If yes, are you...?" One or more categories may be selected from categories of (1) "Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano/a"; (2) "Puerto Rican"; (3) "Cuban"; (4) "Another Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin".[[br]] 2) "Which one or more of the following would you say is your race?" Response categories consist of "White", "Black or African American", "American Indian or Alaska Native", "Asian" (with subcategories of Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, or Other Asian), "Pacific Islander" (with subcategories of Native Hawaiian, Guamanian or Chamorro, Samoan, or Other Pacific Islander), Other, or No additional choices. [[br]] 3) If more than one response to race, then "Which one of these groups would you say best represents your race?" with choices from the list enumerated above. Responses of Don't Know/Not Sure or Refused are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by ethnicity, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Ethnicity - Hispanic/LatinoYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 24
Hispanic/Latino201030.2%16.9%47.8%2171
Hispanic/Latino201129.2%19.7%41.0%45165
Hispanic/Latino201225.6%17.9%35.2%63231
Hispanic/Latino201332.7%24.6%42.0%70243
Hispanic/Latino201429.7%21.8%39.0%75229
Hispanic/Latino201527.3%19.5%36.9%68205
Hispanic/Latino201630.6%21.6%41.4%69209
Hispanic/Latino201735.8%26.2%46.7%76205
Not Hispanic/Latino201029.1%26.4%32.0%8672,958
Not Hispanic/Latino201127.7%27.7%29.6%1,5735,539
Not Hispanic/Latino201228.2%28.2%30.1%2,2547,559
Not Hispanic/Latino201329.3%29.3%31.0%2,4468,405
Not Hispanic/Latino201429.8%28.2%31.5%2,4828,192
Not Hispanic/Latino201529.6%27.8%31.4%2,2447,341
Not Hispanic/Latino201631.2%29.3%33.2%2,0606,529
Not Hispanic/Latino201733.1%31.1%35.1%2,0286,287
Healthy Alaskans Goal201327.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201427.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201527.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201627.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201727.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201827.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201927.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202027.0%

Data Notes

Ethnicity is defined independent of race. It is based upon responses to the question, "Are you Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin?" Responses of "Don't Know/Not Sure" or "Refused" are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (25+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by education, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Edu Level: LT High School, High School, Some College, College GradYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 40
LT High School201043.1%32.9%54.0%73200
LT High School201137.8%30.1%46.2%131367
LT High School201228.6%22.7%35.3%159502
LT High School201339.2%32.3%46.7%158446
LT High School201437.5%31.0%44.4%154441
LT High School201531.1%24.5%38.4%124374
LT High School201635.5%27.3%44.8%112309
LT High School201734.5%26.5%43.5%122329
High School201026.9%22.2%32.2%245817
High School201135.2%31.6%38.9%5241,512
High School201236.1%32.2%40.2%6691,936
High School201335.0%31.6%38.6%7232,087
High School201432.5%29.3%35.9%6631,925
High School201532.1%28.6%35.8%6231,807
High School201634.8%30.7%39.2%5751,620
High School201733.9%30.0%38.1%5481,536
Some College201036.2%31.0%41.6%280850
Some College201128.6%25.4%32.0%4451,517
Some College201233.0%29.7%36.6%7312,154
Some College201332.6%29.6%35.7%7822,424
Some College201435.9%32.7%39.1%8212,299
Some College201533.9%30.9%37.1%7622,156
Some College201637.5%33.9%41.2%7141,910
Some College201740.1%36.4%43.9%6761,798
College Graduate201025.4%21.3%30.0%2681,033
College Graduate201122.1%19.5%24.9%4661,969
College Graduate201223.3%20.6%26.3%6572,634
College Graduate201324.7%22.3%27.3%7743,110
College Graduate201422.8%20.8%25.0%8363,292
College Graduate201526.0%23.3%28.8%7402,846
College Graduate201623.8%21.2%26.6%6782,585
College Graduate201728.8%25.9%31.9%6862,483
Healthy Alaskans Goal201327.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201427.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201527.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201627.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201727.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201827.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201927.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202027.0%

Data Notes

Education is based upon education completed by or after 25 years of age. Individuals less than 25 years of age are excluded. Education is assessed by responses to the question: "What is the highest grade or year of school you completed?" Responses are "Never attended school or only attended kindergarten", "Grades 1 through 8 (Elementary)", "Grades 9 through 11 (Some high school)", "Grade 12 (High School Graduate)", "College 1 year to 3 years (Some college or technical school)", "College 4 years or more (College graduate)", or "Refused". Refusals are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by employment status, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: EmploymentYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 40
Employed201028.9%25.6%32.5%5791,954
Employed201127.2%25.0%29.5%9983,516
Employed201227.7%25.5%30.0%1,4324,799
Employed201329.0%26.9%31.1%1,5105,250
Employed201429.2%27.2%31.3%1,5315,081
Employed201529.7%27.5%32.0%1,3824,454
Employed201631.3%28.8%33.9%1,2153,813
Employed201733.9%31.4%36.5%1,2303,793
Unemployed201036.3%25.7%48.4%59206
Unemployed201126.1%20.2%33.1%124440
Unemployed201231.2%25.0%38.2%185560
Unemployed201332.9%26.4%40.2%175586
Unemployed201432.0%25.8%38.9%139455
Unemployed201523.8%18.5%30.0%123466
Unemployed201633.2%26.1%41.3%142399
Unemployed201729.4%22.4%37.6%113365
Not In Work Force201024.5%19.6%30.3%195741
Not In Work Force201126.2%22.8%29.8%3871,473
Not In Work Force201225.9%22.6%29.5%5392,039
Not In Work Force201327.8%24.9%30.9%6692,400
Not In Work Force201427.1%24.3%30.2%6982,515
Not In Work Force201527.3%24.1%30.8%6432,272
Not In Work Force201627.6%24.2%31.2%6402,203
Not In Work Force201729.6%26.1%33.2%6122,026
Unable to Work201048.5%36.1%61.0%63141
Unable to Work201145.8%36.3%55.5%118249
Unable to Work201238.3%30.7%46.6%163408
Unable to Work201341.6%33.4%50.2%175430
Unable to Work201446.4%39.2%53.8%199420
Unable to Work201546.2%38.1%54.5%168380
Unable to Work201644.8%35.9%54.1%144351
Unable to Work201744.4%35.7%53.4%154344
Healthy Alaskans Goal201327.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201427.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201527.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201627.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201727.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201827.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201927.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202027.0%

Data Notes

Employment status is assessed by the question: "Are you currently ...?" with responses of "Employed for wages", "Self-employed", "Out of work for 1 year or more", "Out of work for less than 1 year", "A Homemaker", "A Student", "Retired", "Unable to work" or "Refused". Refusals are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by income, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Income: LT $15k, $15k-$25k, $25k-$50k, $50-$75k, $75k+YearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 48
<$15,000201027.9%18.9%39.1%66209
<$15,000201135.4%27.6%44.1%132432
<$15,000201231.6%25.8%38.1%216630
<$15,000201330.6%24.2%37.8%194677
<$15,000201431.4%25.8%37.5%205607
<$15,000201536.6%29.6%44.1%183540
<$15,000201632.0%24.5%40.4%154482
<$15,000201735.4%28.4%43.0%179509
$15,000 - $24,999201036.7%27.9%46.5%99296
$15,000 - $24,999201132.4%26.4%39.0%196630
$15,000 - $24,999201226.1%21.6%31.2%280940
$15,000 - $24,999201333.0%28.2%38.1%325987
$15,000 - $24,999201430.9%26.2%36.1%309909
$15,000 - $24,999201530.3%25.1%36.1%279855
$15,000 - $24,999201637.3%30.8%44.4%241719
$15,000 - $24,999201735.0%29.0%41.6%271761
$25,000 - $49,999201029.7%23.9%36.3%175586
$25,000 - $49,999201127.6%23.4%32.2%3001,102
$25,000 - $49,999201230.5%26.6%34.7%4901,550
$25,000 - $49,999201331.3%27.5%35.3%5001,671
$25,000 - $49,999201435.6%31.6%39.7%5181,587
$25,000 - $49,999201529.0%25.2%33.1%4521,388
$25,000 - $49,999201633.7%29.1%38.7%4511,263
$25,000 - $49,999201735.3%30.6%40.3%3921,189
$50,000 - $74,999201033.5%26.4%41.5%175527
$50,000 - $74,999201130.9%26.8%35.3%305936
$50,000 - $74,999201230.2%25.5%35.2%3901,256
$50,000 - $74,999201332.8%28.9%37.1%4611,478
$50,000 - $74,999201430.9%27.1%35.1%4131,349
$50,000 - $74,999201533.7%29.3%38.4%3601,186
$50,000 - $74,999201630.6%26.1%35.5%3361,060
$50,000 - $74,999201734.3%29.6%39.3%3411,007
$75,000+201027.7%23.4%32.5%2831,047
$75,000+201126.6%23.9%29.6%5241,933
$75,000+201226.5%23.7%29.7%7162,537
$75,000+201327.4%24.9%30.0%8873,175
$75,000+201427.5%25.2%30.1%9513,304
$75,000+201527.9%25.5%30.5%8782,965
$75,000+201629.3%26.6%32.3%8242,731
$75,000+201730.8%27.9%33.8%7892,570
Healthy Alaskans Goal201327.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201427.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201527.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201627.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201727.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201827.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201927.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202027.0%

Data Notes

Income is measure by the question: "Is your annual household income from all sources ---" with categories of "Less than $10,000", "Less than $15,000", "less than $20,000", "less than $25,000", "less than $35,000", "less than $50,000", "less than $75,000", "$75,000 or more", and "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused". Responses of "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused" are excluded.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by poverty threshold, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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Poverty thresholds are intended for use as a statistical yardstick, not as a complete description of what people and families need to live. Poverty thresholds are the dollar amounts assigned by the U.S. Census Bureau to determine poverty status. Poverty thresholds are assigned based upon the size of the family and the ages of the members (i.e., adults versus children). The same thresholds are used throughout the United States. Poverty thresholds were originally derived in the 1963-1964 using U.S. Department of Agriculture food budgets designed for families under economic stress and data about what proportion of their income families spent on food. The thresholds are updated annually for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty - U.S. Census Bureau [https://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/measure.html]
HA: Poverty ThresholdYearPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 32
Poor201037.5%25.5%51.2%61179
Poor201129.1%22.1%37.4%105385
Poor201231.6%25.9%38.1%218643
Poor201329.9%23.7%37.0%163599
Poor201426.5%21.4%32.4%170562
Poor201528.2%22.0%35.4%132430
Poor201640.8%30.7%51.8%110335
Poor201739.1%31.5%47.3%168437
Near Poor201029.7%23.1%37.1%123408
Near Poor201126.1%21.6%31.1%211698
Near Poor201228.4%24.1%33.0%3761,135
Near Poor201334.5%30.3%39.0%4291,230
Near Poor201440.5%35.6%45.6%4061,064
Near Poor201532.4%27.0%38.2%271818
Near Poor201637.0%29.9%44.7%238659
Near Poor201733.4%28.1%39.1%332987
Middle/High201030.1%26.7%33.7%6142,072
Middle/High201128.8%26.7%31.0%1,0613,676
Middle/High201228.1%25.9%30.4%1,4875,095
Middle/High201329.4%27.5%31.4%1,7566,075
Middle/High201429.4%27.5%31.3%1,7825,990
Middle/High201529.7%27.6%31.9%1,4464,713
Middle/High201631.0%28.7%33.5%1,3734,306
Middle/High201732.8%30.6%35.1%1,4204,437
Healthy Alaskans Goal201327.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201427.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201527.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201627.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201727.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201827.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal201927.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal202027.0%

Data Notes

Poverty thresholds computed using the BRFSS assume that householders are less than 65 years of age as the ages of the household heads are not recorded. The maximum of the income range provided for the household is used to evaluate the proportion of the poverty threshold. This is a conservative approach as there are no errors of misclassification into the lowest poverty group. The category of Poor represents less than 100% of the poverty threshold. Near Poor is 100% through 199% of the poverty threshold. Middle/High income families are 200% or higher of the poverty threshold. How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty - U.S. Census Bureau [https://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/measure.html]

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by disability, all Alaskans, 2015-2017 (3-year average)

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Percentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 3
Disability Present36.9%32.5%41.6%5331,274
Disability Absent30.8%28.5%33.1%1,3064,334
Healthy Alaskans Goal27.0%

Data Notes

Disability is assessed using responses from 5 questions: 1) "Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses?"; 2) Because of physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions?"; 3) "Do you have a serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs?"; 4) "Do you have difficulty dressing or bathing?"; and 5) "Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping?" A "Yes" response to one or more of the questions when all questions have valid answers is used to classify the respondent as having a disability. Responses of "No" to all 5 questions denotes the absence of a disability. Responses of "Don't know / Not sure" or "Refused" to one or more questions result in the survey being excluded from analysis on disability status.

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by adverse childhood experience score, all Alaskans, 2013-2015 (3-year average)

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Percentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 5
026.8%24.6%29.0%1,0033,812
129.3%26.5%32.3%6622,281
2-330.7%28.0%33.4%8022,508
4+34.6%31.4%38.0%6871,834
Healthy Alaskans Goal27.0%

Data Notes

The presence of one or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is assessed using either the 10 domains that are grouped into: [[br]] '''Abuse:'''[[br]] 1) Verbal Abuse[[br]] 2) Physical Abuse[[br]] 3) Sexual Abuse][[br]] '''Dysfunctional Households:'''[[br]] 4) Substance Abuse[[br]] 5) Mental Illness[[br]] 6) Domestic Violence[[br]] 7) Separation/Divorce[[br]] 8) Incarceration among household members[[br]] '''Neglect:'''[[br]] 9) Emotional Neglect[[br]] 10) Physical Neglect[[br]] The presence of an Adverse Childhood Experience have grouped into scores of 0 (no exposure), 1 (single exposure to an ACE), 2-3 (exposure to 2 or 3 ACEs), and 4+ (exposure to 4 or more different ACEs) The questions associated with each type of ACEs is described in the [http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/indicator/index/Alphabetical.html respective reports]. A summary ACEs score is computed for those with valid responses to all domains. Respondents with refusals to one or more of the ACEs questions are excluded.


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by Alaska Public Health Regions, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2017

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 15
All AlaskansAnchorage36.6%30.9%44.3%175499
All AlaskansGulf Coast26.9%20.8%43.3%90312
All AlaskansInterior30.7%25.8%37.4%252794
All AlaskansMat-Su33.8%28.4%35.7%135457
All AlaskansNorthern53.2%36.7%37.1%42181
All AlaskansSoutheast29.6%24.3%36.6%131401
All AlaskansSouthwest28.6%20.1%54.5%116385
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage**41
Alaska Native peopleGulf Coast**30
Alaska Native peopleInterior38.8%23.4%45.1%45140
Alaska Native peopleMat-Su**43
Alaska Native peopleNorthern57.1%37.2%42.6%24107
Alaska Native peopleSoutheast41.4%26.0%37.8%1454
Alaska Native peopleSouthwest33.8%21.9%51.4%58194
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal27.0%

Data Notes

Geographic descriptions of the public health regions can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_phr.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by metropolitan/micropolitan statistical areas, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2015-2017 (3-year average)

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 11
All AlaskansAnchorage MSA31.6%29.9%35.8%2,1766,920
All AlaskansFairbanks North Star MSA30.1%27.9%35.1%1,1003,287
All AlaskansJuneau MicroSA26.0%22.8%40.0%4851,342
All AlaskansKetchikan Gateway MicroSA38.4%33.3%28.7%164693
All AlaskansRural (non-Metro/MicroSA)31.5%29.9%35.2%2,7588,776
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage MSA35.7%30.3%40.9%179615
Alaska Native peopleFairbanks North Star MSA36.8%29.9%40.1%91307
Alaska Native peopleJuneau MicroSA30.0%22.0%49.0%57152
Alaska Native peopleKetchikan Gateway MicroSA48.1%34.9%31.0%20102
Alaska Native peopleRural (non-Metro/MicroSA)37.4%34.1%37.4%7822,594
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal27.0%

Data Notes

Geographic descriptions of the metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_mmsa.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), by behavioral health systems assessment areas, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2017

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 23
All AlaskansAnchorage Muncipality35.5%31.7%41.6%3811,125
All AlaskansFairbanks North Star Borough31.5%27.9%36.4%3451,021
All AlaskansCity and Borough of Juneau24.3%19.2%41.7%143409
All AlaskansKenai Peninsula Borough31.3%26.0%40.1%210675
All AlaskansMatanuska-Susitna Borough32.9%29.4%34.9%3131,051
All AlaskansNorthwest Region42.8%31.1%35.8%69293
All AlaskansOther Interior Region29.6%23.9%34.9%226697
All AlaskansOther SE - Northern31.1%24.5%48.6%121319
All AlaskansOther SE - Southern41.3%32.9%24.1%61277
All AlaskansY-K Delta Region42.0%28.1%49.9%80225
All AlaskansSouthwest Region22.6%17.0%49.9%134476
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage Muncipality29.5%19.2%55.0%44105
Alaska Native peopleFairbanks North Star Borough39.8%28.0%44.3%2795
Alaska Native peopleCity and Borough of Juneau**43
Alaska Native peopleKenai Peninsula Borough22.9%9.5%74.1%2451
Alaska Native peopleMatanuska-Susitna Borough36.3%25.0%36.6%2296
Alaska Native peopleNorthwest Region48.4%33.8%40.6%43172
Alaska Native peopleOther Interior Region35.8%23.3%28.2%53183
Alaska Native peopleOther SE - Northern**44
Alaska Native peopleOther SE - Southern**40
Alaska Native peopleY-K Delta Region49.2%33.5%42.1%58146
Alaska Native peopleSouthwest Region25.0%14.7%59.2%36161
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal27.0%

Data Notes

Geographic descriptions of the behavioral health systems assessment reporting regions can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_bhs.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), boroughs and census areas, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2015-2017 (3-year average)

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 59
All AlaskansAleutians East Borough34.7%21.1%46.6%32156
All AlaskansAleutians West CA28.2%19.4%50.8%72295
All AlaskansAnchorage Municipality31.2%29.0%37.1%1,1783,569
All AlaskansBethel CA33.9%27.2%41.6%210650
All AlaskansBristol Bay Borough28.3%18.3%52.5%40174
All AlaskansDenali Borough14.9%9.6%56.5%94207
All AlaskansDillingham CA34.5%25.0%49.2%106376
All AlaskansFairbanks North Star Borough30.1%27.9%35.1%1,1003,287
All AlaskansHaines Borough23.7%16.3%59.5%85193
All AlaskansHoonah-Angoon CA24.9%16.3%34.5%31103
All AlaskansJuneau City and Borough26.0%22.8%40.0%4851,342
All AlaskansKenai Peninsula Borough30.4%27.6%36.5%7282,245
All AlaskansKetchikan Gateway Borough38.4%33.3%28.7%164693
All AlaskansKodiak Island Borough27.9%22.2%43.2%126423
All AlaskansKusilvak CA28.7%18.4%60.4%103221
All AlaskansLake and Peninsula Borough37.8%25.2%33.5%62183
All AlaskansMatanuska-Susitna Borough32.9%30.8%33.9%9983,351
All AlaskansNome CA39.7%31.3%47.6%137436
All AlaskansNorth Slope Borough34.8%25.8%34.8%61257
All AlaskansNorthwest Arctic Borough35.9%27.0%37.4%79265
All AlaskansPetersburg Borough21.8%14.6%46.8%58163
All AlaskansPrince of Wales-Hyder CA48.4%39.3%22.8%42207
All AlaskansSitka City and Borough28.8%22.6%40.4%124361
All AlaskansSkagway Municipality**45
All AlaskansSoutheast Fairbanks CA32.0%26.9%35.9%215709
All AlaskansValdez-Cordova CA30.6%25.1%38.3%130424
All AlaskansWrangell City and Borough43.5%32.4%43.7%30112
All AlaskansYakutat City and Borough**34
All AlaskansYukon-Koyukuk CA31.4%25.2%38.0%170537
Alaska Native peopleAleutians East Borough48.0%31.7%51.3%1378
Alaska Native peopleAleutians West CA54.4%32.5%41.3%1185
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage Municipality34.8%28.1%45.6%113332
Alaska Native peopleBethel CA35.4%27.3%43.2%134377
Alaska Native peopleBristol Bay Borough47.1%25.8%29.0%660
Alaska Native peopleDenali Borough**10
Alaska Native peopleDillingham CA37.3%24.5%53.2%55200
Alaska Native peopleFairbanks North Star Borough36.8%29.9%40.1%91307
Alaska Native peopleHaines Borough**28
Alaska Native peopleHoonah-Angoon CA**31
Alaska Native peopleJuneau City and Borough30.0%22.0%49.0%57152
Alaska Native peopleKenai Peninsula Borough31.5%21.2%55.9%58185
Alaska Native peopleKetchikan Gateway Borough48.1%34.9%31.0%20102
Alaska Native peopleKodiak Island Borough29.4%16.4%63.0%2073
Alaska Native peopleKusilvak CA29.4%18.4%59.6%92193
Alaska Native peopleLake and Peninsula Borough41.0%31.2%40.9%37112
Alaska Native peopleMatanuska-Susitna Borough38.9%31.7%31.5%66283
Alaska Native peopleNome CA43.5%33.2%48.8%83251
Alaska Native peopleNorth Slope Borough38.9%26.3%35.1%31131
Alaska Native peopleNorthwest Arctic Borough38.9%28.4%42.6%51167
Alaska Native peoplePetersburg Borough**9
Alaska Native peoplePrince of Wales-Hyder CA**49
Alaska Native peopleSitka City and Borough32.7%18.4%45.3%1351
Alaska Native peopleSkagway Municipality**3
Alaska Native peopleSoutheast Fairbanks CA29.9%18.3%53.1%2389
Alaska Native peopleValdez-Cordova CA39.9%23.5%43.2%1452
Alaska Native peopleWrangell City and Borough**19
Alaska Native peopleYakutat City and Borough**12
Alaska Native peopleYukon-Koyukuk CA32.8%25.2%40.7%105329
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal27.0%

Data Notes

** = Data not available due to less than 50 respondents in the denominator. Geographic descriptions of boroughs and census areas can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_bca.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Percentage of adults (18+) who were obese (BMI >= 30.0), tribal health organization regions, all Alaskans and Alaska Natives, 2013-2017 (5-year average)

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Alaska ComparisonsPercentage of adultsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 25
All AlaskansAleutians and Pribilofs33.4%26.7%37.4%178734
All AlaskansAnchorage/Mat-Su31.0%29.7%35.2%4,25313,126
All AlaskansArctic Slope40.3%32.2%33.2%81363
All AlaskansBristol Bay34.0%28.9%37.7%3171,202
All AlaskansCopper R/Prince William Snd.28.6%24.7%35.7%267863
All AlaskansInterior29.1%27.6%35.4%2,7738,326
All AlaskansKenai Peninsula30.3%28.3%35.3%1,3474,173
All AlaskansKodiak Area28.4%23.9%41.1%249797
All AlaskansNorthwest Arctic34.5%27.8%35.1%134459
All AlaskansNorton Sound35.6%29.4%43.0%242730
All AlaskansSoutheast29.4%27.8%36.2%1,9905,980
All AlaskansYukon-Kuskokwim28.8%24.7%45.5%5691,543
Alaska Native peopleAleutians and Pribilofs50.6%39.6%34.6%44264
Alaska Native peopleAnchorage/Mat-Su35.1%31.2%39.9%3571,217
Alaska Native peopleArctic Slope45.0%34.1%34.0%42187
Alaska Native peopleBristol Bay38.2%31.1%38.4%142584
Alaska Native peopleCopper R/Prince William Snd.41.5%29.7%33.1%24111
Alaska Native peopleInterior32.4%28.6%38.3%3471,150
Alaska Native peopleKenai Peninsula37.3%28.8%46.8%101354
Alaska Native peopleKodiak Area31.2%19.8%57.6%36129
Alaska Native peopleNorthwest Arctic35.1%27.3%39.2%89294
Alaska Native peopleNorton Sound38.0%30.3%43.5%152430
Alaska Native peopleSoutheast38.2%34.0%33.0%234869
Alaska Native peopleYukon-Kuskokwim29.1%24.3%47.1%4171,033
Healthy Alaskans GoalHealthy Alaskans Goal27.0%

Data Notes

Geographic descriptions of the tribal health organization regions can be found at: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/InfoCenter/Pages/ia/brfss/geo_thr.aspx].

Data Source

Alaska Data: [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/brfss/default.aspx Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System], Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, DPH, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

References and Community Resources

'''References:''' 1. Trogdon JG, Finkelstein EA, Feagan CW, Cohen JW. State- and Payer-Specific Estimates of Annual Medical Expenditures Attributable to Obesity. Obesity 2012;20(1):214-20. 2. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Documents/Obesity/pubs/10-11ObesityStatus_web.pdf Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control Program: 2010-2011 Status Report]. Published 2011. Accessed October 12, 2016. 3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity 2001. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44206/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK44206.pdf]. Published 2001. Accessed October 12, 2016. 4. Olshansky SJ, Passaro DJ, Hershow RC, Layden J, et al. A Potential Decline in Life Expectancy in the United States in the 21st Century. N Engl J Med 2005;352(11):1138-45. '''Resources:''' The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion provides consumer information. [http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/] NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative at [http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/oei/] The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight & Obesity. [http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/obesity] Let's Move, America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids. [http://www.letsmove.gov] More information on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System may be found on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at [http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/].

More Resources and Links

Alaska and national goals may be found at the following sites:

Alaska health promotion resources may be found at the following site:

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Maps of health indicators for various subdivisions of Alaska may be found at the following site:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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