Complete Indicator Profile - Overweight - Adults (18+) (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 4A)

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Complete Indicator Profile of Overweight - Adults (18+) (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 4A)

Definition

Percentage of adults aged 18 years and older with a body mass index of >= 25.0 and <30.0. (BMI calculated as self-reported weight in kilograms divided by self-reported height in meters squared.)

Numerator

Weighted number of adults aged 18 years and older who have a body mass index (BMI) body mass index of >= 25.0 and <30.0 calculated from self-reported weight and height. Excludes women who are pregnant and biological implausible values.

Denominator

Weighted number of adults aged 18 years and older for whom BMI can be calculated from their self-reported weight and height. Excludes women who are pregnant, biological implausible values, unknowns or refusals for weight and/or height).

Why Is This Important?

About one-third of Alaskan and American adult population is overweight.[1] Overweight and obesity and their associated health problems have a significant economic impact on the U.S. health care system.[2] Overweight and obesity 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.

Overweight and obesity affect a large proportion of the Alaska population and there has been an increase in the number of obese persons over the last decade. Many diseases and adverse health outcomes are associated with overweight and obesity, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, and some types of cancer. In addition to genetic factors, an unhealthy diet and a lack of physical activity are both key contributors to rising obesity rates. It has been projected that, due to obesity, today's children may be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

References
1. Flegal KM, Carroll MD, Ogden CL, Curtin LR. Prevalence and trends in obesity among US adults, 1999-2008. JAMA. 2010 Jan 20;303(3):235-41.
2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General's call to action to prevent and decrease overweight and obesity. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General; [2001]. Available from: US GPO, Washington.

Other Objectives

The Healthy Alaskans 2010 target for adult overweight prevalence of 30% or lower was not met.

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

How Are We Doing?

The percentage of adult Alaskans who are overweight has increased over the past 2 decades, from 35% 1991 to 38% in 2010.

The Healthy Alaskans 2010 target for adult overweight prevalence was 30% or lower. The prevalence of adult overweight in Alaska remained relatively stable during the Healthy Alaskans 2010 monitoring period, from a baseline of 41% in 1999 to a level of 38% in 2010. The Healthy Alaskans 2010 target of 30% was not met.

There are no significant differences in overweight by race, region, or socioeconomic status. (Source: 2009 BRFSS) Additional statistics on overweight in Alaska are available at: http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/chronic/obesity/resources.htm.

How Do We Compare With U.S.?

The rate of overweight among adult Alaskans has paralleled the rate seen in the US overall.

What Is Being Done?

In collaboration with partners statewide, the Obesity Prevention and Control Program provides professional development opportunities and technical assistance to health professionals, partner agencies, individuals, schools and the media on evidence-based overweight and obesity prevention strategies. The program also provides important monitoring data and publishes reports on the behaviors and risk factors that contribute to overweight and obesity to help community coalitions and partners identify and track health problems, and evaluate the effectiveness of overweight and obesity prevention efforts. Additional information on current efforts to prevent overweight and obesity in Alaska is available at: http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/chronic/obesity/.

Evidence-based Practices

As part of the Healthy Alaskans 2020 health improvement process, groups of Alaskan subject matter experts met over a period of months in a rigorous review process to identify and prioritize strategies to address the 25 health priorities. Public health partners around the state are aligning work around these approaches adapted to Alaska's unique needs.

Strategy 1:
Implement a comprehensive social marketing campaign promoting nutrition and physical activity. Choose campaign topics strategically; examples include limiting sugary drinks and the importance of family meals.

Evidence Base:
Citing The Community Guide and other reviews, the CDC recommends community-wide campaigns as effective in increasing physical activity, a contributing factor to maintaining a healthy weight.

Sources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Increasing physical activity: A report on recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. MMWR. 2001; 50 (RR-18):1-16.
The Community Guide:
http://www.thecommunityguide.org/pa/index.html
Kahn EB, Ramsey LT, Brownson RC, et al. The effectiveness of interventions to increase physical activity: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2002; 22(4S): 73-107.



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Graphical Data Views

Percentage of adults (18+) who were overweight (BMI >= 25.0 and <30.0), all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, and U.S., 2000-2020

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Alaska Comparisons Year Percentage of overweight adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 50
All Alaskans 2000 38.5% 35.5% 41.7%
All Alaskans 2001 41.5% 38.6% 44.5%
All Alaskans 2002 37.9% 35.0% 40.9%
All Alaskans 2003 37.4% 34.7% 40.1%
All Alaskans 2004 38.7% 36.7% 40.6%
All Alaskans 2005 37.9% 36.0% 39.7%
All Alaskans 2006 39.0% 36.8% 41.2%
All Alaskans 2007 38.6% 36.4% 40.8%
All Alaskans 2008 37.3% 35.1% 39.5%
All Alaskans 2009 39.0% 36.7% 41.4%
All Alaskans 2010 38.3% 35.5% 41.3%
All Alaskans 2011 37.5% 35.6% 39.5%
All Alaskans 2012 37.2% 35.3% 39.1%
All Alaskans 2013 36.0% 34.3% 37.7%
Alaska Natives 2000 40.6% 33.6% 47.9%
Alaska Natives 2001 39.1% 33.0% 45.6%
Alaska Natives 2002 35.1% 28.9% 41.9%
Alaska Natives 2003 39.5% 33.5% 45.9%
Alaska Natives 2004 40.2% 35.7% 44.8%
Alaska Natives 2005 38.4% 34.3% 42.7%
Alaska Natives 2006 40.2% 35.3% 45.4%
Alaska Natives 2007 35.0% 30.3% 40.1%
Alaska Natives 2008 33.3% 28.8% 38.1%
Alaska Natives 2009 40.9% 35.6% 46.5%
Alaska Natives 2010 41.0% 34.3% 48.0%
Alaska Natives 2011 34.4% 30.1% 39.0%
Alaska Natives 2012 32.3% 28.3% 36.5%
Alaska Natives 2013 30.8% 27.3% 34.5%
U.S. 2000 36.7%
U.S. 2001 37.2%
U.S. 2002 37.0%
U.S. 2003 36.7%
U.S. 2004 36.9%
U.S. 2005 36.7%
U.S. 2006 36.5%
U.S. 2007 36.7%
U.S. 2008 36.6%
U.S. 2009 36.2%
U.S. 2010 36.2%
U.S. 2011 35.7%
U.S. 2012 35.8%
U.S. 2013 35.4%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 36.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK 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.

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

Data Sources

  • Alaska Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, 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 overweight (BMI >= 25.0 and <30.0), by sex, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Males vs. Females Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 16
Males 2010 43.9% 39.7% 48.3%
Males 2011 43.1% 40.3% 45.9%
Males 2012 42.6% 33.9% 45.3%
Males 2013 41.9% 39.5% 44.4%
Females 2010 31.7% 28.0% 35.6%
Females 2011 30.8% 28.2% 33.6%
Females 2012 30.9% 28.3% 33.6%
Females 2013 29.1% 27.0% 31.4%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 36.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK 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.

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.



Percentage of adults (18+) who were overweight (BMI >= 25.0 and <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+ Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 28
18-24 2010 28.9% 19.9% 40.0%
18-24 2011 30.1% 23.8% 37.3%
18-24 2012 30.2% 25.0% 36.0%
18-24 2013 29.4% 24.3% 35.2%
25-34 2010 34.4% 27.3% 42.3%
25-34 2011 36.3% 31.3% 41.6%
25-34 2012 33.2% 29.1% 37.6%
25-34 2013 33.9% 29.8% 38.2%
35-44 2010 44.3% 37.5% 51.3%
35-44 2011 37.2% 33.1% 41.5%
35-44 2012 40.0% 35.2% 45.0%
35-44 2013 34.3% 30.3% 38.4%
45-64 2010 39.5% 35.9% 43.3%
45-64 2011 40.3% 37.5% 43.2%
45-64 2012 39.7% 36.6% 42.8%
45-64 2013 38.8% 36.3% 41.4%
65+ 2010 43.6% 37.0% 50.5%
65+ 2011 40.4% 36.1% 45.0%
65+ 2012 40.7% 35.7% 45.9%
65+ 2013 40.2% 36.5% 44.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 36.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK 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.

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.



Percentage of adults (18+) who were overweight (BMI >= 25.0 and <30.0), by ethnicity, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Ethnicity - Hispanic/Latino Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 16
Hispanic/Latino 2010 50.5% 33.3% 67.7%
Hispanic/Latino 2011 42.8% 32.0% 54.3%
Hispanic/Latino 2012 43.0% 33.4% 53.1%
Hispanic/Latino 2013 35.9% 27.7% 45.1%
Not Hispanic/Latino 2010 37.7% 34.8% 40.6%
Not Hispanic/Latino 2011 37.3% 35.3% 39.3%
Not Hispanic/Latino 2012 36.9% 35.0% 38.9%
Not Hispanic/Latino 2013 36.1% 34.4% 37.8%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 36.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK 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.

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.



Percentage of adults (18+) who were overweight (BMI >= 25.0 and <30.0), by marital status, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Marital Status Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 28
Married 2010 43.5% 39.9% 47.3%
Married 2011 40.1% 37.7% 42.6%
Married 2012 38.8% 36.1% 41.5%
Married 2013 38.1% 36.0% 40.3%
Widowed 2010 40.5% 29.0% 53.1%
Widowed 2011 33.0% 26.0% 41.0%
Widowed 2012 35.7% 29.2% 42.7%
Widowed 2013 31.7% 26.1% 37.8%
Divorced/Separated 2010 32.4% 26.1% 39.4%
Divorced/Separated 2011 37.0% 32.2% 42.0%
Divorced/Separated 2012 36.7% 32.1% 41.5%
Divorced/Separated 2013 38.4% 34.1% 43.0%
Never Married 2010 30.7% 24.1% 38.3%
Never Married 2011 31.5% 26.8% 36.6%
Never Married 2012 33.5% 29.6% 37.6%
Never Married 2013 31.9% 28.0% 36.1%
Living with a Partner 2010 26.8% 17.7% 38.5%
Living with a Partner 2011 40.5% 31.3% 50.4%
Living with a Partner 2012 40.5% 31.9% 49.8%
Living with a Partner 2013 29.9% 23.6% 37.2%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 36.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK 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.

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.



Percentage of adults (18+) who were overweight (BMI >= 25.0 and <30.0), by education, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Edu Level: < HS, HS, Some Coll, Coll Grad Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 24
< HS 2010 32.3% 23.8% 42.1%
< HS 2011 33.3% 26.2% 41.3%
< HS 2012 36.3% 29.4% 43.8%
< HS 2013 29.9% 24.1% 36.5%
HS 2010 45.8% 39.9% 51.8%
HS 2011 37.2% 33.6% 41.0%
HS 2012 37.7% 33.9% 41.7%
HS 2013 37.0% 33.6% 40.5%
Some Coll 2010 37.2% 32.4% 42.3%
Some Coll 2011 40.6% 37.1% 44.3%
Some Coll 2012 39.6% 36.1% 43.3%
Some Coll 2013 38.0% 35.0% 41.2%
Coll Grad 2010 39.8% 35.2% 44.7%
Coll Grad 2011 40.0% 36.8% 43.3%
Coll Grad 2012 37.9% 34.4% 41.4%
Coll Grad 2013 37.6% 34.9% 40.4%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 36.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK 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.

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.



Percentage of adults (18+) who were overweight (BMI >= 25.0 and <30.0), by employment status, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Employment Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 24
Employed 2010 41.0% 37.3% 44.7%
Employed 2011 39.7% 37.2% 42.3%
Employed 2012 38.5% 36.0% 40.9%
Employed 2013 37.2% 35.1% 39.4%
Unemployed 2010 30.2% 21.9% 40.0%
Unemployed 2011 34.5% 28.1% 41.6%
Unemployed 2012 34.8% 28.2% 42.0%
Unemployed 2013 35.2% 28.9% 42.0%
Not In Work Force 2010 35.6% 29.8% 41.9%
Not In Work Force 2011 35.1% 31.4% 39.1%
Not In Work Force 2012 35.8% 32.1% 39.8%
Not In Work Force 2013 34.3% 31.2% 37.5%
Unable to Work 2010 21.7% 13.5% 33.0%
Unable to Work 2011 26.7% 19.3% 35.7%
Unable to Work 2012 30.8% 24.0% 38.5%
Unable to Work 2013 28.7% 22.4% 35.8%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 36.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK 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.

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.



Percentage of adults (18+) who were overweight (BMI >= 25.0 and <30.0), by income, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Income: <$15k, $15k-$25k, $25k-$50k, $50-$75k, $75k+ Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 28
<$15,000 2010 41.2% 29.3% 54.1%
<$15,000 2011 23.2% 17.8% 29.6%
<$15,000 2012 33.1% 27.0% 39.8%
<$15,000 2013 30.6% 24.8% 37.0%
$15,000 - $24,999 2010 39.7% 31.0% 49.1%
$15,000 - $24,999 2011 29.5% 23.9% 35.8%
$15,000 - $24,999 2012 33.7% 28.7% 39.1%
$15,000 - $24,999 2013 32.0% 27.2% 37.3%
$25,000 - $49,999 2010 36.8% 30.3% 43.8%
$25,000 - $49,999 2011 40.3% 35.7% 45.1%
$25,000 - $49,999 2012 36.4% 32.1% 40.9%
$25,000 - $49,999 2013 36.9% 33.1% 40.9%
$50,000 - $74,999 2010 41.0% 33.6% 48.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 2011 40.0% 35.4% 44.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 2012 39.9% 35.1% 44.9%
$50,000 - $74,999 2013 36.6% 32.6% 40.7%
$75,000+ 2010 41.4% 36.6% 46.4%
$75,000+ 2011 40.9% 37.7% 44.2%
$75,000+ 2012 41.8% 38.4% 45.3%
$75,000+ 2013 39.2% 36.5% 42.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 36.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK 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.

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.



Percentage of adults (18+) who were overweight (BMI >= 25.0 and <30.0), by poverty threshold, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Poverty Threshold Year Percentage of Overweight Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 20
Poor 2010 34.5% 23.4% 47.6%
Poor 2011 36.7% 28.9% 45.2%
Poor 2012 33.5% 27.3% 40.3%
Poor 2013 32.0% 25.9% 38.7%
Near Poor 2010 44.5% 37.1% 52.2%
Near Poor 2011 35.9% 30.5% 41.7%
Near Poor 2012 34.6% 29.7% 39.8%
Near Poor 2013 31.7% 27.5% 36.2%
Middle/High 2010 39.9% 36.3% 43.6%
Middle/High 2011 39.3% 37.0% 41.6%
Middle/High 2012 39.9% 37.5% 42.3%
Middle/High 2013 38.3% 36.3% 40.4%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 36.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK 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.

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.   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).

Poverty thresholds computed using the BRFSS assume that householders are less than 65 years of age as the household composition cannot be determined with accuracy. 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 high 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]



Percentage of adults (18+) who were overweight (BMI >= 25.0 and <30.0), by Alaska Public Health Regions, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Geog PHR Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 32
Anchorage-Mat-Su 2010 38.1% 33.2% 43.2%
Anchorage-Mat-Su 2011 37.4% 34.4% 40.6%
Anchorage-Mat-Su 2012 37.7% 34.8% 40.7%
Anchorage-Mat-Su 2013 36.3% 33.6% 39.0%
Gulf Coast 2010 39.4% 34.3% 44.9%
Gulf Coast 2011 40.9% 36.4% 45.6%
Gulf Coast 2012 40.1% 35.4% 44.9%
Gulf Coast 2013 36.2% 32.7% 39.8%
Interior 2010 38.0% 33.3% 43.0%
Interior 2011 34.9% 31.1% 38.9%
Interior 2012 36.2% 32.0% 40.5%
Interior 2013 36.6% 33.5% 39.8%
Northern 2010 38.6% 28.8% 49.4%
Northern 2011 39.2% 31.7% 47.2%
Northern 2012 34.2% 25.9% 43.6%
Northern 2013 37.2% 29.2% 46.1%
Southeast 2010 37.9% 32.7% 43.3%
Southeast 2011 38.9% 34.3% 43.7%
Southeast 2012 34.1% 29.6% 38.9%
Southeast 2013 33.3% 29.8% 37.1%
Southwest 2010 40.0% 32.2% 48.4%
Southwest 2011 36.0% 29.5% 43.1%
Southwest 2012 37.2% 31.3% 43.5%
Southwest 2013 34.7% 29.0% 40.9%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 36.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK 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.

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.



Percentage of adults (18+) who were overweight (BMI >= 25.0 and <30.0), by metropolitan/micropolitan statistical areas, all Alaskans, 2010-2020

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HA: Metro/Micropolitan Area Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 36
Anchorage 2010 37.9% 32.4% 43.8%
Anchorage 2011 38.3% 34.7% 42.1%
Anchorage 2012 36.7% 33.4% 40.2%
Anchorage 2013 35.0% 31.8% 38.4%
Fairbanks North Star MSA 2010 38.1% 32.9% 43.5%
Fairbanks North Star MSA 2011 33.9% 29.8% 38.2%
Fairbanks North Star MSA 2012 35.9% 31.2% 40.9%
Fairbanks North Star MSA 2013 36.6% 33.1% 40.1%
Jeneau MicroSA 2010 42.8% 34.8% 51.3%
Jeneau MicroSA 2011 34.4% 27.8% 41.5%
Jeneau MicroSA 2012 37.6% 30.6% 45.2%
Jeneau MicroSA 2013 33.6% 28.3% 39.3%
Ketchikan Gateway MicroSA 2010 32.4% 23.1% 43.3%
Ketchikan Gateway MicroSA 2011 45.7% 34.0% 57.8%
Ketchikan Gateway MicroSA 2012 32.9% 23.5% 44.0%
Ketchikan Gateway MicroSA 2013 35.3% 27.5% 44.0%
Kodiak Island MicroSA 2010 46.3% 32.7% 60.4%
Kodiak Island MicroSA 2011 38.9% 29.2% 49.7%
Kodiak Island MicroSA 2012 32.3% 22.8% 43.6%
Kodiak Island MicroSA 2013 34.3% 25.3% 44.6%
Matanuska-Susitna 2010 38.6% 29.3% 48.8%
Matanuska-Susitna 2011 34.3% 29.5% 39.4%
Matanuska-Susitna 2012 41.0% 35.4% 46.8%
Matanuska-Susitna 2013 40.2% 36.0% 44.6%
Rural (non-Metro/MicroSA) 2010 38.0% 34.5% 41.7%
Rural (non-Metro/MicroSA) 2011 39.8% 36.7% 42.9%
Rural (non-Metro/MicroSA) 2012 37.7% 34.7% 40.8%
Rural (non-Metro/MicroSA) 2013 35.6% 33.1% 38.1%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 36.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 36.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK 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.

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.



Percentage of adults (18+) who were overweight (BMI >= 25.0 and <30.0), Boroughs and Census Areas, 2011-2013 (3-year average)

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Boroughs/Census Areas Percentage of adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 30
Aleutians East Borough 22.6% 14.5% 33.6%
Aleutians West Borough 37.5% 28.5% 47.5%
Anchorage Municipality 36.7% 34.7% 38.7%
Bethel Census Area 36.2% 30.4% 42.4%
Bristol Bay Borough 47.3% 30.3% 64.9%
Denali Borough 42.5% 29.4% 56.9%
Dillingham Census Area 38.8% 30.2% 48.1%
Fairbanks North Star Borough 35.4% 33.0% 37.9%
Haines Borough 31.2% 20.1% 44.9%
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area 45.8% 30.5% 61.9%
Juneau City and Borough 35.2% 31.5% 39.1%
Kenai Peninsula Borough 39.9% 36.9% 42.9%
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 37.8% 31.9% 44.1%
Kodiak Island Borough 35.0% 29.2% 41.2%
Lake and Peninsula Borough 34.7% 25.9% 44.7%
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 38.6% 35.7% 41.5%
Nome Census Area 39.6% 32.4% 47.3%
North Slope Borough 34.2% 24.9% 45.0%
Northwest Arctic Borough 35.2% 27.7% 43.4%
Petersburg Borough 36.4% 27.4% 46.5%
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area 28.6% 22.3% 35.9%
Sitka City and Borough 33.4% 27.3% 40.1%
Skagway Municipality 39.8% 24.2% 57.7%
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 39.6% 32.4% 47.2%
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 39.9% 33.4% 46.7%
Kusilvak Census Area 31.2% 23.3% 40.3%
Wrangell City and Borough 34.2% 21.6% 49.4%
Yakutat City and Borough 43.4% 26.6% 61.8%
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 35.5% 29.5% 42.1%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 36.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 36.0%

Alaska data were obtained from the Standard AK BRFSS from 1991-2003, and from the Standard and Supplemental AK 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.

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.


More Resources and Links

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

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

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

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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