Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults, by Household Income and Education — United States, 2011–2014

Article in the December 22, 2017 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) which found that during those years, "... the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity was 38.3% among women and 34.3% among men ... The prevalence of obesity was 34.5% among non-Hispanic white adults, 48.1% among non-Hispanic black adults, 11.7% among non-Hispanic Asian adults, and 42.5% among Hispanic adults ... The prevalence of obesity decreased with increasing income in women (from 45.2% to 29.7%), but there was no difference in obesity prevalence between the lowest (31.5%) and highest (32.6%) income groups among men. Moreover, obesity prevalence was lower among college graduates than among persons with less education for non-Hispanic white women and men, non-Hispanic black women, and Hispanic women, but not for non-Hispanic Asian women and men or non-Hispanic black or Hispanic men.