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Why Is This Important?
The percentage of obese adults is an indicator of the overall health and lifestyle of a community. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, and osteoarthritis. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight help to prevent and control these diseases. Being obese also carries significant economic costs due to increased healthcare spending and lost earnings.
Percent of adults (18 years of age and older) who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 kg/m2 or greater calculated from self-reported weight and height.
Data Source'''Citation''': Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, ''[Chart Title, years]''. [URL.] Published [update date]. Accessed [query date].
How the Measure is Calculated
|Numerator:||Number of respondents aged 18 years and older who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30.0 kg/m2 calculated from self-reported weight and height.|
|Denominator:||Number of respondents aged 18 years and older for whom BMI can be calculated from their self-reported weight and height (excludes unknowns or refusals for weight and height).|