Share of obesity among blacks in the United States in 2018, by state
Share of obesity among black people in the U.S. by state 2018
This statistic depicts the obesity rate among blacks in the United States in 2018, sorted by state. In that year, the obesity rate among black people in Alabama amounted to 44 percent. Thus, Alabama had one of the highest rates of obesity among its African-American population.
Share of obesity among blacks in the United States in 2018, by state
Percentage of Black adults
Alabama44.1%
Alaska42.4%
Arizona32.8%
Arkansas45.4%
California34.5%
Colorado31.4%
Connecticut37%
Delaware40.1%
D.C.37%
Florida36.3%
Georgia38.3%
Hawaii31%
Illinois40.1%
Indiana41.7%
Iowa41.7%
Kansas39.7%
Kentucky39.3%
Louisiana43.5%
Maine28.2%
Maryland39.5%
Massachusetts30.9%
Michigan39.9%
Minnesota32.7%
Mississipi46.1%
Missouri41.9%
Montana25.5%
Nebraska41.9%
Nevada34.8%
New Hampshire23.1%
New Jersey36%
New Mexico27.6%
New York34.1%
North Carolina42.7%
North Dakota23.5%
Ohio37.9%
Oklahoma39.8%
Oregon33.8%
Pennsylvania39.5%
Rhode Island33.2%
South Carolina42.3%
Tennessee44.7%
Texas40%
Utah30.5%
Vermont24.9%
Virginia41.3%
Washington34.3%
West Virginia43.4%
Wisconsin35.3%
Wyoming34%
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Sources

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

base: 400,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Data for South Dakota and Idaho, was not reported for this year.

Share of obesity among black people in the U.S. by state 2018
This statistic depicts the obesity rate among blacks in the United States in 2018, sorted by state. In that year, the obesity rate among black people in Alabama amounted to 44 percent. Thus, Alabama had one of the highest rates of obesity among its African-American population.
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